Rachel Moquin, EdD, assistant professor and director of learning and development, was recently inducted into the Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Moquin’s passion for education and her remarkable contributions to the field were celebrated at the Academy of Educators‘ annual meeting, “Education Day,” held on October 10, 2023.
The Academy of Educators is an institutional consortium of educators who have united to champion a culture of educational excellence and nurture a community of esteemed leaders in health science education. As a newly inducted member, Dr. Moquin will have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded educators, contributing to the creation of a culture of educational excellence within the institution.
Dr. Moquin earned her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Mississippi, where she earned her Master of Curriculum and Instruction. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Vanderbilt University and joined the Department of Anesthesiology in 2020.
In her current role, Dr. Moquin plays a pivotal role in shaping the strategic vision for education, identifying opportunities for improvement and growth in existing programs. She is deeply committed to defining educational objectives and methodologies aligned with the department’s goals, all while promoting the exchange of best practices and innovative strategies in education. She also contributes to the development of cutting-edge instructional techniques, feedback practices, evaluation methodologies, and skills assessment strategies. Recently, Dr. Moquin and colleague, Erin Herrera, CRNA, launched the “Well-developed Podcast,” a series aimed at bridging the gap between well-being and professional development.
As we celebrate Dr. Moquin’s induction, we have no doubt that her expertise, passion, and dedication will make her a highly valued contributor to the Academy of Educators. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact she will undoubtedly have on the future of healthcare education at the School of Medicine and beyond.