Dr. James Scott is a member of the MEPI Coordinating Center Faculty and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He served as Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) from July of 2003 through December 2010. Dr. Scott became a full professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1998. Previously, he served as residency director, Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in SMHS. Dr. Scott’s research is primarily in the areas of graduate and post-graduate education including international graduate medical education. He also has a background in violence prevention and telemedicine. For five years he chaired the Holistic Review Committee for the Association of American Medical Colleges. This committee was dedicated to increasing the diversity of the medical workforce through an admission process less dominated by scores and grades as the only metrics of success During his tenure as Dean, Dr. Scott began the Partnership for Eritrea program which worked with the Ministry of Health in Eritrea and Physicians for Peace in the US toward establishing post-graduate medical education programs in Pediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Internal Medicine. During this time, the country graduated residents in both Pediatrics and Surgery prior to the Eritrean government taking over responsibility for the program. In addition, he oversaw programs through the GW Office of International Medicine developing opportunities across the globe for medical student rotations. Recently, Dr. Scott became a Senior Advisor for the Global Health Service Program working with the Seed Coordinating team in Boston and the U.S. Peace Corps. This program, a Peace Corps for healthcare educators, will begin this summer with the first cadre of physicians and nurses travelling to work in Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi. Each spring, the fourth year medical students select a clinical professor to receive the Golden Apple award for outstanding teaching. Dr. Scott received this award 10 times between 1986 and 2003. After his tenure as Dean, during which he removed himself from consideration, Dr. Scott again received the Golden Apple in 2011, 2012 and in 2013.