Dr. Nancy Havas, a family medicine physician with more than a decade of leadership experience in medical education, has been named associate dean for learner affairs at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Havas, former associate dean for student services at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University in Miami, joined MCG this month. As associate dean, she will support MCG’s more than 900 medical students and 540 residents and will be primarily responsible for overseeing their career and academic advising, planning recognition events like Hooding and White Coat ceremonies, ensuring proper access to support services like disability accommodations and student health services and coordinating their community-based service learning experiences.
“Dr. Havas has an exceptional understanding of how to best develop medical learners into physicians who provide care and service to the community. She will be a true asset to Georgia’s only public medical school,” says Dr. D. Douglas Miller, MCG’s vice dean for academic affairs. “I look forward to her contributions as we continue to implement MCG’s new 3+ curriculum, allowing students to tailor-make their medical education with a renewed focus on early clinical exposure and active lifelong learning. I know she will provide excellent support to our learners throughout every stage of their medical education and training.”
Havas served the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine as associate dean since 2017. Prior to that, she was associate dean for student affairs at the Medical College of Wisconsin. During her time in academic leadership at those two institutions, she participated in three successful visits from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, developed and participated in several ongoing quality improvement initiatives and coordinated and oversaw the National Resident Matching Program’s Match. At the Medical College of Wisconsin, she helped develop, open and align two regional campuses with three-year curriculums that serve rural communities.
An honored educator, she was a four-time recipient of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Medical Student Teacher Award. At FIU, she directed the medical school’s chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, a national organization that champions humanism in health care. She also is former president of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and a former co-chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Group on Geriatrics Education.
She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.