Mark Cummings, MA, PhD

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Bringing nearly 40 years of graduate medical education, healthcare and research experience to Germane Solutions, Mr. Cummings is currently providing industry insight and expertise as a senior consultant. His commitment to providing clients with proven strategies and specialized plans to facilitate GME success has been lauded by teaching hospitals throughout the country.

Prior to joining Germane Solutions, Mr. Cummings was the associate dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. While in that role, he oversaw the school’s graduate medical education program and provided thought leadership to faculty and residents, ensuring the department’s success.

His achievements have been largely recognized by the medical community and has recently been awarded the Ph.D. Award for Outstanding Leadership in Medical Scholarship established in 2012, the Distinguished Service Award by the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators in 2012 as well as several Outstanding Service Awards by various graduate medical education institutions.

Since 1997, Mr. Cummings has been an evaluator for the North Central Association Accreditation Program and is currently a reviewer and featured author for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Academic Medicine and Family Medicine. He is also an active member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Association for Hospital Medical Education and American Osteopathic Association.

Mr. Cummings holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Quincy College, a master of arts degree and doctor of philosophy from the University of Colorado.