Dr. Nicole Deiorio and Dr. Benjamin Schneider new assistant deans for UME

June 2, 2015

The OHSU School of Medicine is pleased to announce that Nicole Deiorio, M.D., and Benjamin Schneider, M.D., will join the Dean's office leadership team as assistant deans for student affairs, effective July 1. These positions replace the associate dean for student affairs position held by Molly Osborne, M.D., Ph.D., who is stepping down June 30, as well as three part-time student affairs director positions.

NicoleDeiorio-webThe two assistant deans for student affairs will be members of the undergraduate medical education (UME) leadership team and will be integral to supporting all students in the M.D. program.

"As student affairs directors for the past several years, Dr. Deiorio and Dr. Schneider have proven to be invaluable in supporting our medical students, fostering a sense of community, coordinating specialty and career events, and advocating for enhancements to the student experience," said Tracy Bumsted, M.D., MPH, associate dean for undergraduate medical education. "I'm thrilled to have them join the UME leadership team in these two new assistant dean roles and I look forward to their continued leadership."

Drs. Deiorio and Schneider will both be involved in student advocacy, creating and implementing policies affecting medical students, advising and counseling individuals and groups of students, serving as role models for medical students and supporting all students through "The Match," or National Resident Matching Process. Dr. Deiorio's duties will focus on the UME Colleges system, the Medical Student Progress Board and as an access liaison. Dr. Schneider's duties will focus on career advising, specialty planning and academic support, including support for the school's efforts to reduce student indebtedness.

SchneiderBen-webDr. Deiorio is professor of emergency medicine and director for medical student education in the OHSU School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine. She has been engaged in teaching students at many levels, from the directorship of the Principles of Clinical Medicine course to clinical experiences in emergency medicine for third- and fourth-year students. She has been instrumental in working with the student affairs team to assist students in understanding their career goals, finding mentors and applying to residencies.

Dr. Schneider is assistant professor of family medicine and director of student development in the OHSU School of Medicine. In the director role, he has provided leadership in medical student orientation, wellness, specialty choice and the residency application process. Dr. Schneider has been engaged in clinical and preclinical education for the M.D. program as well as the OHSU Physician Assistant Program, where he has served as the medical director. He meets regularly with students for mentoring, advising and individualized development.

Pictured (top to bottom): Dr. Deiorio and Dr. Schneider