Bassett Named Campus Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Life and Advisement

Dr. Casey Bassett has been named campus assistant dean of student affairs, life and advisement at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, effective March 1, 2023.

Bassett, who received her PhD in cellular and molecular pathology from Vanderbilt University in 2001, is currently an associate professor of histopathology in the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia. She has worked with the Medical Partnership from 2011-2012 and from 2018-present and serves as the campus assistant director of the Office of Personalized Health and Well-being along with teaching small group and large group sessions. She also serves as a faculty champion for our inaugural wellbeing program for the class of 2026 and is a member of the MCG Promotions Committee. Bassett has been in higher education for nearly 21 years, with 15 years specifically dedicated to medical education.

“Through her work at the Medical Partnership, Dr. Bassett has demonstrated that she is student-centric. We are incredibly lucky to have her joining the Office of Student Affairs,” said Dr. Robert McClowry, associate dean for student affairs at the Medical Partnership.

In addition to serving as a curricular lead and teaching in multiple areas at the Medical Partnership, Bassett has held multiple prior leadership positions in professional medical education. These experiences include associate dean of academic and student affairs at California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine, associate dean of students for medical programs at Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, and associate dean of student services and admissions at Lincoln Memorial University- College of Veterinary Medicine. She has experience with Title IX investigations, has served as a diversity and inclusion officer, and has a deep understanding of LCME accreditation policies and procedures. Lastly, she has served on a breadth of medical school committees like admissions, curriculum committees, and student progress and promotions.

Bassett said she looks forward to contributing more to the strong culture of wellbeing that exists at the Medical Partnership.

“Medical student support and wellbeing are topics near and dear to my heart. Just as we strive to teach our medical learners a holistic approach to patient care, I believe that begins with providing holistic support for our students and future physicians. We want students to be at their best during this very challenging part of their lives, and we can provide them with helpful tools along the way. Student support benefits everyone and is all of our responsibilities, as faculty, as staff, as administrators, and as students themselves. It is truly a team effort and a shared concern and responsibility,” said Bassett.

“Dr. Bassett is a tremendous student advocate. She understands the challenges that medical students are facing today and what supports they need to be healthy and successful while learning to become physicians,” said Campus Dean Michelle Nuss. “She has been such an ally, advocate, and asset for our students. I look forward to working with Dr. Bassett and am excited to see her in this new role.”


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