Guillot Named Interim Director of College of Medicine Teaching Academy
- By Carole L. Whitaker
University of Vermont College of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education William Jeffries, Ph.D., has announced that Ann Guillot, M.D., professor of pediatrics and director of pediatric nephrology, has been appointed as interim director of the College’s new Teaching Academy, while recruitment for a director is underway. In this role she will chair the Teaching Academy Task Force in preparation for the program’s launch this fall, managing such duties as finalizing the membership criteria and application process and inaugurating the Academy’s first members.
Guillot is recognized nationally as an outstanding teacher, and her focus on faculty development has engaged many of her peers and colleagues in her department, across the College, throughout the region and around the nation. After earning her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Guillot completed her residency in pediatrics here at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont followed by fellowships in pediatric nephology at McGill University and in nephrology at UVM. She joined UVM/Fletcher Allen in 1979 and was promoted to professor in 2000, and served as director of the Pediatric Residency Program from 1990 until June 2014. Under her leadership, the Program was reaccredited with commendation in 2007. She is the sole physician providing pediatric nephrology care in Vermont and northern NY, and is engaged in the development of a comprehensive quality improvement system for practice in Vermont. Nationally, Guillot has served in several important roles on the National Board of Medical Examiners, including serving on the ad hoc committee developing an assessment exam for senior medical students in pediatrics. She also serves as advisor to about 80 medical students in the Pediatric Student Interest Group.
“Dr. Guillot is an accomplished educational scholar, who led the development of a practice-based curriculum for pediatric residents, and is involved nationally in the development of evaluative tools for assessment of learning and performance,” says Jeffries. “We appreciate her willingness to serve in this new role for the Teaching Academy and look forward to her expertise and guidance as we launch this important initiative.”
A Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Guillot chaired the section on nephrology from 1997 to 2002, and continues to advise the AAP’s Research and Education Department. She has served on the board of directors of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors since 2010, and is also an active member of the New England Pediatric Nephrology Group and the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, where she serves on the Clinical Affairs Committee.