Dr. Yen-Ping Kuo
Associate Dean for Curriculum & Student Success, College of Medicine
B.S., National Taiwan University; M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University
Yen-Ping Kuo, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Student Success for the College of Medicine at Methodist University.
Kuo’s primary areas of teaching include medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and academic skills. Her current scholar interests include medical curricular development, educational pedagogy and coaching, and epidemiology of infectious diseases, and her most recent publication examines the key factors for residency interview selection.
Before realizing her calling in medical education, Kuo had been a committed scientist in the fields of Hematology, Molecular Microbiology, and Molecular Neuroscience. Her expansive scientific background allow her to effectively facilitate curricular integration, and she had been a founding faculty member of two medical schools, A. T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA), and Campbell University, School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM). She was the program chair of ATSU-SOMA’s International Clinical Presentation Curriculum (CPC) Proceeding and a presenter of CPC workshops. Kuo held dual Assistant Dean positions for Curriculum and for Academic Success at CUSOM, where she established exam quality assurance process and founded Academic Center for Excellence. Kuo was a three-time recipient of the Biomedical Faculty Award presented by CUSOM graduates and was honored with Campbell University Teaching Excellence Award in 2022.
Kuo received her Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Ohio State University, M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science from Michigan State University, and B.S. from National Taiwan University. She obtained post-doctoral training and subsequently held a research associate position at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, investigating neuro-immune interactions.