Dr. Paul M. Wallach, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, has been elected to a second, two-year term as an at-large member of the National Board of Medical Examiners Board of Directors.
The NBME is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides high-quality assessments for the health professions. Wallach has been involved in test development and other activities at the NBME since 1995. He has served on the NBME Finance Committee and has chaired the United States Medical Licensing Examination® Step 2 Committee, USMLE Step 1 Test Material Development Committee for Gross Anatomy and Embryology, and USMLE Step 2 Ambulatory Medicine Committee, the IFOM Oversight Committee, and many other committees and task forces.
The NBME develops the three-step USMLE, which provides a common evaluation system and established minimum standards for all doctors of medicine seeking an initial license to practice medicine in the United States. The NBME’s examinations and services are widely used by the medical education system in the U.S. and around the world.
He came to MCG in 2012 from New York Medical College where he had served as Vice Dean for Medical Education since 2009 and also previously served as Vice Dean for Educational Affairs at the University Of South Florida Health Morsani College Of Medicine. He is a 1984 graduate of the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine and received its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2011.