Lisa R. Dixon, M.D., is appointed as the PRODS representative to the Organization of Program Directors Associations.

Well done, Dr. Dixon. Keep up the great work!

University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathologist, Residency Program Director and Associate Professor Lisa R. Dixon, M.D., was recently appointed as the Pathology Residency Directors National Organization’s (PRODS) representative to the Organization of Program Directors Associations (OPDA), a convened group of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies. The OPDA is dedicated to promoting the role of the residency program director and program director societies in achieving excellence in graduate medical education. OPDA’s goals and objectives include:

  • Improve the quality of resident education.
  • Promote excellence in the art and science of resident education in all specialties.
  • Represent residency program directors at a national level and provide a political voice in appropriate arenas.
  • Promote communication and cooperation between residency programs, residency program societies, and other members of the graduate medical education community.
  • Enhance the administrative operation of residency programs and residency program societies.
  • Develop the leadership skills and expertise of program directors and program director societies.
  • Support and enhance the mission of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) in improving graduate medical education (GME).

It is fantastic to see one of our physicians getting recognized as a leader outside UF, in addition to her superlative leadership role within the Department as the director of our Residency Program.