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Teaching | Curriculum | Faculty Development

  • 32-year history of small and large group teaching spanning undergraduate medical, pharmacy, and nursing students, residents, and practicing physicians. 

  • Developed/facilitated skills-building faculty development workshops for on- and off-campus medical school faculty.

  • Inducted as a Fellow into the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators for accomplishments in Teaching and Evaluation.

  • Developed Academic Teaching Curriculum as part of the Training Primary Care Champions HRSA grant - a blended on-line and in person program with four fellows/year.

  • Co-founding faculty for Interprofessional Education at a community-based osteopathic medical school, bringing together pharmacy, nursing, and osteopathic medical students in a longitudinal curriculum.

  • Developed a medication therapy management curriculum as part of the Early Clinical Experience program where MS-II students learned how to optimize drug therapy in patients served by a free medical clinic.

  • Mentored over 30 medical school faculty members on teaching effectiveness, scholarship, service, and advancement


  • Developed and maintained a longitudinal Scholars’ Curriculum for family medicine residents to promote research in primary care resulting in numerous regional and national presentations and publications.

  • Mentored medical student research projects resulting in five publications and 13 posters/oral presentations.


Selected publications of Research in Medical Education *

Herrera ELW, Ables AZ, Martin CH, Ochs SD. Development and implementation of an interprofessional education certificate program in a community-based osteopathic medical school. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 2019; 14:30-38.


Ables AZ, Shan L, Broyles IL. Faculty vitality in osteopathic medical schools: A pilot study. JAOA. 2018; 118(5): 321–30.

Augustyniak R, Ables AZ, Guilford P, Lujan H, Cortright R, and DiCarlo S. Intrinsic Motivation: An Overlooked Component for Student Success. Adv in Physiol Educ. 2016; 40:465-466.


Januchowski RP, Ables AZ, and Page L. Do Osteopathic medical students maintain their Osteopathic identity in a dually accredited training hospital system? Osteopathic Family Physician. 2012; 4(4):96-100.


Ables AZ, Carek PJ, Dickerson LM, et al. Promoting resident scholarship through a state-wide symposium. Fam Med. 2010; 42(6):440-443.


Bazaldua O, Ables AZ, Dickerson LM, et al. Suggested Guidelines for Pharmacotherapy Curricula in Family Medicine Residency Training: Recommendations from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Pharmacotherapy. Family Medicine. 2005; 37:99-104.


Ables AZ and Baughman, III OL. The Clinical Pharmacist as a Preceptor in a Family Practice Residency Training Program. Family Medicine. 2002; 34:658-62.


*For a complete list of publications, see Academic CV

Leadership | Service | Awards

  • Co - Director for the HRSA Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Training Primary Care Champions Grant. $1,900,000.00

  • National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners - Chair Foundational Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology

  • Chair of Pharmacology and founding faculty member at a community-based osteopathic medical school with numerous teaching awards

  • Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

  • Play. Advocate. Live Well. - Co-Chair Strategic Planning Committee

  • Participated in seven International Medical Mission Trips serving as a pharmacist, educating medical students, and counseling patients

  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Residents’ Award for Outstanding Service and Education

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