Colette Scott, M.Ed. has been appointed director of the Interprofessional Clinical and Professional Skills (ICaPS) Center and the Standardized Patient Program on the 8th floor of the Health Sciences Innovation Building in Tucson, effective February 8, 2021. In this new role, she will lead a team of faculty representatives from the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health to coordinate clinical skills curricula and associated goals and learning objectives. She will succeed Elizabeth O. Leko, MPA, associate director of Clinical and Professional Skills, who is retiring in March after many years of outstanding service. The two will work in close collaboration to ensure a seamless transition.
Ms. Scott has over 27 years of professional experience in developing and delivering educational assessments, training programs and curricula for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students and professionals. She spent 20 years of her career with the National Board of Medical Examiners, where she led test development and delivery for clinical skills evaluation. She is a seasoned leader with extensive project and program management experience working with diverse audiences and interprofessional teams.
Ms. Scott is familiar with UArizona Health Sciences, having provided consulting services for the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) over the past few months. In her new role, she will report to Daniel Derksen, M.D., Health Sciences associate vice president for Health Equity, Outreach and Interprofessional Activities. Her primary focus will be advancing the interprofessional SP clinical skills and knowledge of Health Sciences faculty, staff and students through educational and developmental activities and professional affiliations.