Beth Nelson, M.D.
Interim Vice Dean of Education, Dell Medical School
Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Medical Education
Interim Chair, Department of Medical Education
Professor, Department of Medical Education
Courtesy Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Beth Nelson, M.D., serves as the interim vice dean of education and senior associate dean of undergraduate medical education at Dell Medical School. She works closely with the faculty and administration to deliver Dell Med’s innovative curriculum designed to educate the leaders transforming health care and improving the health of our community.
A native Texan, Nelson received her bachelor’s degree from Rice University and her medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and she has more than 20 years of experience in medical education and curriculum design.
Process and outcomes driven, she and her team work to create and evaluate the effectiveness of the Dell Med curriculum using the principles of continuous quality improvement. Participation in several national grants allows the curriculum to be shared with other cutting-edge schools.
In addition to her administrative leadership, Nelson practices general internal medicine within the community care system. She works directly with the internal medicine residents and their patients.
American Association of Medical Colleges
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
American Collage of Physicians
Society for General Internal Medicine
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education, 2018
Excellence in Academic Medicine Award
Texas Medical Association, 2015
Master Clinician Rising Star Award
Baylor College of Medicine, 2014
Faculty Excellence Award in Educational Leadership
Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, 2012