Kevin Moynahan, MD, FACP is Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Education. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson in 1993. He stayed at the College of Medicine – Tucson for his residency in Internal Medicine and was subsequently selected as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, which he completed in 1997. Dr. Moynahan then joined the faculty at the College of Medicine – Tucson. Since his residency in Internal Medicine, he has devoted his academic career to medical education while continuing to maintain an active clinical practice. He was Associate Chief and then Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine until becoming Director of the Societies Program, the COM’s learning communities program for professional identity formation and clinical skills, in 2006. After serving as Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, he was appointed Deputy Dean for Education at the UA College of Medicine in 2009. In this position, Dr. Moynahan oversees the COM’s undergraduate and graduate medical education programs as well as student affairs and admissions. Selected as a Dean’s Teaching Scholar in 1999, he was awarded the COM – T Clinical Sciences Educator of the Year award in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Subsequently, he was awarded the Clinical Sciences Educator of the Year Lifetime Award. A Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), Dr. Moynahan has served for years on the Arizona ACP Governor’s Council. In 2011, he was awarded the Arizona ACP Chapter Educator of the year, and in 2017 was presented the Arizona ACP Chapter Laureate Award. Dr. Moynahan is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. In 2011 he was awarded the Gold Humanism Society Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. In 2018, he was named the UA College of Medicine Alumni of the Year. Recently, he was selected as the recipient of the 2022 National Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes the contributions of a medical educator who has made a significant impact in medical education. Dr. Moynahan served as chair of the AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs from 2013 – 2015. A nationally recognized expert on medical learning communities, Dr. Moynahan was Chair of the Learning Communities Institute from 2015 – 2016. Dr. Moynahan’s active research interests are in medical education and learning communities within medical education.
Medical Education and learning communities within medical education