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Beth Nelson, M.D.

Education

M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

Residency/Fellowship

Department of Internal Medicine
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

About

Beth Nelson is a native Texan, born in Austin. She joined Dell Medical School team as associate dean of undergraduate medical education. In this role, 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.

Prior to moving to Austin, Nelson received her bachelor’s degree from Rice University, her medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine and completed residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. 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.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Association of Medical Colleges
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Collage of Physicians
  • Society for General Internal Medicine
Awards & Honors
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
    Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
  • Inductee
    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