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William Agbor-Baiyee, PhD

Associate Professor & Director of House and Learning Communities

Dr. William Agbor-Baiyee is Associate Professor and Director of House and Learning Communities at Chicago Medical School (CMS), Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. The CMS House and Learning Community Program was established to enhance the learning environment and success of medical students through co-curricular learning and engagement with faculty. He is Co-Course Director for Principles of Professionalism, Health Care and Health Equity, a course series for first, second, third, and fourth-year medical students. He is Editor-in-Chief of Synapses, the creative journal of Chicago Medical School. 

He has previously served in various administrative or faculty roles at Indiana University School of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 

He serves on various institutional committees such as the Chicago Medical School Student Evaluation, Promotions and Awards Committee; the Professionalism Committee; the Vertical and Horizontal Committee; and the RFU Technology Advisory Committee. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Education Committee of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care as well as on the Learning Community Institute's Research Network.

Dr. Baiyee holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Ball State University. He also earned a Master of Public Affairs in Management, Master of Science in Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education from Indiana University.

He has been recipient of several awards for his academic and civic contributions. He is a faculty member of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care Leadership Excellence in Educating for Professionalism Program. He was a scholar of the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Leaders in Healthcare Education. He has been a holder or co-holder grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Health and Human Services. He served on the Indiana Health Care Professional Development Commission and on the advisory board of the Indiana Area Health Education Centers.   

Dr. Agbor-Baiyee enjoys advising learners to help them achieve their objectives in academia. His scholarly interests include learning, professional identity formation, and professionalism inherent in the academic and professional development process. His other academic interests include reflective practice, engagement in academic learning environments, and use of learning communities in medical education.