Professor James Scott MD, FACEP 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.
Prof. 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. Prof. 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 Dr. Scott 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
Each spring the fourth year medical students select a clinical professor to receive the Golden Apple award for outstanding teaching. Prof. 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 and in 2012.
Prof. Scott received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1977 followed by serving in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone. He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1983 and completed his emergency medicine residency at The George Washington University.