Maya Hammoud elected to NBME Executive Board

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Maya Hammoud, M.D., M.B.A., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and medical education at the U-M Medical School, was elected as an at-large member of the National Board of Medical Examiners’ Board of Directors.

“I am honored and look forward to joining NBME’s executive board and contributing to the strategic governance of this important organization,” said Hammoud, who is the chief of the women’s health division, associate chair for education, the J. Robert Willson Research Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Learning Health Sciences at U-M.

“NBME does excellent work, and I could not think of a more exciting time to join the board of this organization as it takes fresh approaches to innovations to advance medical education and assessment.”

Hammoud is the current principal investigator on an American Medical Association Reimagining Residency grant focused on transforming the undergraduate medical education to graduate medical education transition.

Since 2016, Hammoud has chaired NBME’s International Foundations of Medicine Committee, and she currently serves on the International Oversight Committee. 

NBME announced new members and officers elected to executive board in March after elections held during the group’s annual meeting.

Positions elected include chair, vice chair, treasurer and three new at-large members. The executive board is composed of health care professionals and other leaders hailing from influential institutions across the U.S. Members share in NBME’s mission of protecting the health of the public through state-of-the-art assessment of health professionals. The executive board oversees all activities of NBME and has full authority to act for NBME membership between the annual meetings. Other vital responsibilities include appointing NBME’s President and CEO as well as reviewing and approving NBME’s budget and directing the policy and business of NBME. The board also ensures that the organization’s commitments, such as to diversity, equity and inclusion, are upheld.

See NBME’s full announcement here.