AOA Past President Karen J. Nichols, DO, is the new vice chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) Board of Directors.
The ACGME Board elected Dr. Nichols when it met last month. Dr. Nichols is the first DO to serve in a leadership position on the ACGME Board.
Dr. Nichols also currently serves on the AOA’s President’s Advisory Council. She was the dean of Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2002 to 2018. She was also the first female president of the AOA, the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and the American College of Osteopathic Internists.
She is a graduate of Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) and holds an honorary doctorate of humane letters from KCU-COM.