OWIMS 2015 Mentor of the Year Award Recipient: Mary Claire O'Brien, M.D.
Mary Claire O'Brien, M.D.
Dean for Academic Affairs, WFSM;
Professor (Full Professor effective 7/1/15)
Medicine and Social Science and Health Policy
SSHP/ PHS since 2001 (research); joined EM Faculty in 2003
Leadership & Mentoring
Medicine Faculty Development Committee (Founder and Chair 2008-2014; Member
responsible for teaching activities of faculty for WFSM undergraduate medical
as Mentor, Advisory and Supervisor to 80 individuals since 2004.
Dr. O’Brien’s Mentees had this to
say about her:
cannot imagine a person more deserving of this award than Dr. Mary Claire
O’Brien. We are among the few women in the Department of Emergency Medicine,
and since the day I arrived she’s taken me under her wing and helped me
navigate my career, not to mention my personal life, over the past eight years.
is thoughtful and deliberate in her advice.
I have always found it to be sound and based in her experience. She is candid about her own professional
challenges and this makes her advice all the more valuable and sincere.
am grateful for having been matched with MCOB.
I admire her work ethic and work-life balance. I hope to emulate her success and path as I
continue in my career at the medical center.
She deserves Mentor of the Year.
O’Brien is an outstanding
mentor, role model, and advocate! She has mentored me countless times across
years in very deliverable ways. We have met numerous times to discuss
components of promotion and offer insight on ways to move forward in my career
information for potential collaborators
Phone: (336) 716-4272 (Melanie Huggins)