UT Southwestern Regional Dean, Austin Programs
Dr. Susan Cox has been with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 23 years, serving most recently as the associate dean of Medical Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Designated Institutional Official. Her duties included oversight of the 94 ACGME-approved residency and fellowship programs, administrative responsibility for the university's Continuing Medical Education and Public Education programs, the course director of the newly created UT Southwestern Academic Colleges, and oversight for the UT Southwestern/Seton Austin Medical Education Programs.
Dr. Cox received her BS from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, her MA in Genetics and Cell Biology from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and an MD from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She completed postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor Medical Center in Houston, and Maternal and Fetal Medicine training at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Dr. Cox's expanding interest in education has led to significant scholarly activities in pursuit of excellence in education. Notably, her involvement with the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and her participation in its Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (2001-2006) have resulted in a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and many other media, primarily in areas such as establishing educational objectives, recruitment, clerkship director development, faculty development, developing clinical skills, dealing with difficult students, teaching techniques and evaluation of students and programs. She is a past president of APGO and a past member of the Council of Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2006 she was elected to the UT System Academy of Educators and is also past president of the academy.