ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky., July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. David Sklar, former Editor-in-Chief of Academic Medicine, has joined the ScholarRx Academic Advisory Board which is chaired by Dr. Charles Prober of Stanford University. Dr. Sklar attended medical school at Stanford, and trained in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico and University of California San Francisco. At the University of New Mexico, he has been a program director for the emergency medicine residency, Chair of the Emergency Department, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, and most recently Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 articles on topics such as medical error, quality improvement, medical education, international health, and literature and medicine.
From a leadership standpoint, he has served as President of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Most recently, he was Editor-in-Chief of Academic Medicine, the leading journal in medical education, sponsored by AAMC.
“I am excited to join the Academic Advisory Board of ScholarRx,” said Dr. Sklar. “I met Drs. Charles Prober and Tao Le through working with them on an article for Academic Medicine and was very impressed with their creative approach to developing, improving, and sharing curriculum in medical education. As a board member, I look forward to working with students to understand their learning needs and how our health professions education community can meet those needs in our changing environment.”
“We are delighted to have the counsel of Dr. Sklar,” said Dr. Charles Prober. “He brings immense experience in medical education, global health, and clinical education, and will help us build accessible solutions that address pain points felt by students and educators in medical schools around the world.”
ScholarRx is a mission-driven organization currently serving over 150,000 medical students and physician learners annually. Built by the team that created First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, ScholarRx has been trusted by hundreds of thousands of medical students to prepare for the boards through its comprehensive USMLE-Rx digital learning environment. ScholarRx has recently launched a revolutionary componentized, multi-competency curricular platform that empowers faculty and medical schools to rapidly develop high-quality education experiences, even in resource-constrained environments.