Dr. Paolo Appointed Case-Based Course Director

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. William Paolo to the position of the Case-Based Course Director.  Dr. Paolo received his MD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine with a Distinction in ID Research.  He did his post graduate residency training in Emergency Medicine at NYU/Bellevue where he served as Chief Resident.  He is currently Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine and serves as the Residency Program Director.  He brings with him significant experience in both teaching and curriculum development in the UGME & GME realms.  He was the course director for the 4th year March Into Residency Course for the last two years and has also been a core faculty member in the Evidence Based Medicine course.
The Case-Based Learning (CBL) course in the curricular renewal plan will be for year 1 and 2 medical students starting in the 2016-17 academic year.  The course will incorporate problem-based learning along with other forms of active, self-directed learning in a case-based format aligned with the redesigned systems based units.  In this role, he will work closely with the soon to be appointed systems based unit directors on meaningful integration of clinically relevant content that incorporates key scientific concepts from the foundational sciences.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Paolo in this new role.


Paul Y. Ko, MD FACEP
Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Curriculum Office
SUNY Upstate Medical University