Satonik Named Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum
Athens, GA- Dr. Robert Satonik has been named Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum for the Augusta University / University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens, Georgia, a four-year campus of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Satonik will also hold the academic rank of Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Satonik comes to the Medical Partnership from Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he held the role of Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine since 2015. Before his time at Western Michigan, Satonik also served as a faculty member at Central Michigan and Michigan State where he was instrumental in developing new clinical sites and community partnerships for student learning. Through his leadership and direction, he developed relationships with community leaders to engage clinicians to educate students.
Satonik received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC. He has been in practice for more than 20 years in emergency medicine at various hospitals and facilities in Michigan and California including time as a General Medical Officer in the United States Navy.
“It’s exciting to add someone like Dr. Satonik to our faculty,” said Campus Dean Michelle Nuss, M.D. “He has more than two decades of experience in academic medicine and brings expertise in both emergency medicine and teaching students during their clerkship years. Through his leadership, we hope to continue to grow our educational mission for our students in their clinical years of medical school. We are thrilled to have Dr. Satonik on board and are looking forward to the vast amount of knowledge he has to share with our students and faculty.”
In his new role, Satonik will be responsible for ongoing support and recruitment of clinical sites for student learning. He will also oversee the year 3 & 4 curriculum development and implementation, student assessment and grading, and course evaluation and reporting.