Franklin J. Medio, Ph.D., is a professional educator in a private, independent consulting practice. From 1997-2007, Dr. Medio directed the Office of Graduate Medical Education at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), as associate dean for GME. From 2004-2007, he also served as the ACGME designated institutional official for GME. In addition, he was associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. Prior to his appointment at MUSC, Dr. Medio held faculty positions at one allopathic and two osteopathic medical schools as well as a staff position at an independent teaching hospital.
Over the past 30 years in medical education, Dr. Medio has presented invited lectures and workshops at numerous national medical education meetings. He has conducted over 400 faculty development workshops for faculty and residents at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools and affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. He has also conducted workshops and seminars for administrators and faculty in colleges of optometry, pharmacy, chiropractic, podiatry, and dentistry. From 2008-2009, Dr. Medio served as the liaison for the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) to the AAMC Group on Resident Affairs (GRA) Steering Committee.
From 2006-2008, he served as the national chair of the GME Section on the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs' (GEA) Steering Committee. From 2004 to 2007, he served as the chair of the GME Section for the AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Steering Committee.
Dr. Medio received his master’s (1977) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees in psychology, with a specialization in educational psychology, from West Virginia University in Morgantown and his bachelor of science (1976) in psychology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Carol M. Davis, D.P.T., Ed.D., is professor emerita of the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Medicine at the University of Miami. Dr. Davis is an internationally known speaker and consultant in teaching and developing curriculum in professional behaviors, attitudes, and values, in geriatrics, and in complementary therapies in rehabilitation. She is the author of Patient Practitioner Interaction—An Experiential Manual for Developing the Art of Health Care, editor of Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation–Evidence for Efficacy in Therapy, Prevention and Wellness, and co-editor of Therapeutic Interaction in Nursing, all published by SLACK, Inc.
Dr. Davis completed her master’s degree in physical therapy at Case Western Reserve University in 1969, and after a clinical appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an academic appointment of assistant professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, she studied for her doctorate in humanistic studies at Boston University, graduating in 1982. She was appointed clinical assistant professor with the University of Miami School of Medicine in family and internal medicine from 1982-85, where she coordinated the postgraduate Fellowship in Clinical Geriatrics for family medicine and internal medicine physicians.
After two years as assistant professor at Boston University, she returned to the University of Miami’s Department of Physical Therapy, where she was professor and vice chair for curriculum until her retirement in December 2009. She served six years as a commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and has served CAPTE as a team leader and site visitor since 1985. She also served on the APTA Ethics and Judicial Committee and was chair in 2004-2005. She was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award by the Section on Geriatrics of the APTA in 2003 and was named the 2005 Linda Crane Lecturer by both the Cardiovascular Section and the Pulmonary and Education Section. She also was awarded the Lucy Blair Service Award in 1991 and the Catherine Worthingham Fellow award in 2003 by the American Physical Therapy Association.