Jason Booza, Ph.D., has been appointed assistant dean of Continuous Quality Improvement and Compliance for the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Dr. Booza, of Clinton Township, Mich., will direct the newly-created Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement, which is responsible for the School of Medicine’s Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation process. The office also will monitor the quality of programs within undergraduate medical education programs and facilitate quality improvement projects.
“It is a privilege to serve the Wayne State University School of Medicine in this new position,” Dr. Booza said. “As the school continues to undergo transformative change, the newly-created Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement will play a critical role in supporting these changes in order to prepare physicians of the 21st century.”
Vice Dean for Medical Education Richard Baker, M.D., announced the appointment July 25.
“Dr. Booza brings many years of program evaluation and applied research experience from his early career experiences with Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies, where he directed many local, state and national-level projects,” Vice Dean Baker said. “He transitioned these skills into health disparities research as a research assistant and as an assistant professor of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. He was instrumental in our most recent ongoing work related to reaccreditation by the LCME.”
Dr. Booza has also taught courses in the master’s of Public Health program and for WSU’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He continues to lecture on applied research methodology across the university and is course director for the School of Medicine’s Medical Education and Evaluation co-curricular program.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 1999 from the University of Detroit Mercy, his master’s degree in Sociology in 2003 from Wayne State University and his doctoral degree in Political Science in 2009, also from WSU.
The creation of the Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement, Vice Dean Baker said, is an extension of the school’s reaccreditation process, and yet another transition to modernize the School of Medicine.