Dr. Pamela Williams

About Us

The Pamela C. William M.D. Medical Simulation and Clinical Skills Center is named for former Executive Vice Dean Pamela Canice Williams, M.D.,(Meharry alumna class of 1981), who graciously served in the School of Medicine for 16 years.

Dr. Williams' legacy is multifaceted, as she mentored some of the country's finest physicians while setting new standards for them, including the implementation of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)--a modern type of examination designed to test clinical skill performance and competence. These protocols and curriculum were unparalleled before Dr. Williams' tenure.

As an administrator, dean, clinician, and alumnus, Dr. Williams embodied the spirit of Meharry; through the Center that carries her name, her passion for the mastery of clinical skills, dedication to students, and compassion for the sick and underserved ensure that her legacy will endure.

The timeline on the right chronicles the history of medical simulation at Meharry.