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About Aron Sousa, MD

Aron Sousa, MD, FACP
Interim Dean Elect, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Aron Sousa, MD, FACP, has been appointed interim dean of the College of Human Medicine, effective October 25, 2019. He previously served as interim dean in 2015 and 2016, prior to Norman J. Beauchamp Jr's appointment as dean.

In his previous role, Sousa served as senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, a post he's held since 2006. He was responsible for the educational programs of the college across the seven community campuses across the state. During that time he managed the doubling of the college’s class size, and converting its two-year, 60 student Grand Rapids campus into a four-year, 350 student campus. He also led the creation of a pair of new, two-year clinical campuses in Traverse City and Midland. During 2015 and 2016 he served as the interim dean of the college.

The majority of Dr. Sousa’s work is in medical education and curriculum. He led the design of the college’s new and highly successful Shared Discovery Curriculum, which is characterized by robust clinical experiences in each year of medical school, promotion based on progress testing, and content organized by chief complaint rather than organ system or discipline. Dr. Sousa leads the college’s accreditation activity and regularly serves as a site team member for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. As the leader of the college’s $30 million expansion in Flint, Dr. Sousa was the PI on the C.S. Mott grants that led to the college establishing the CHM building and the creation of the Division of Public Health in Flint.

Dr. Sousa is a practicing general internist. He received his bachelor’s in chemistry and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He then served as both a resident and chief resident in internal medicine and completed a Primary Care Fellowship at Michigan State University.

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