Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Dr. William Huang joined the Baylor College of Medicine faculty in the late 1980s. His interest in teaching began when he precepted Baylor Family and Community Medicine Clerkship students at his clinical site. With the support of colleagues, mentors and leaders, he has continued to grow in his role as a teacher and educator at Baylor.
After completing Baylor’s Master Teacher Fellowship in 1997, Dr. Huang joined the Family and Community Medicine Clerkship team, eventually becoming director of clerkship in 2002. In this position, Dr. Huang leads a group of employed and volunteer faculty of the Department of Family and Community Medicine who precept students in their offices and provide them an opportunity to learn ambulatory care. He serves on the sub-internship/clerkship directors subcommittee where he works with other leaders and course directors to plan improvements in Baylor’s clinical curriculum.
As Dr. Huang was caring for his own patients, he developed an interest in helping students learn how to care for patients from underserved backgrounds. In 2004, he was selected to be first director of the Care of the Underserved medical school track (now pathway), which provides a longitudinal curriculum in underserved care. Dr. Huang, along with faculty from other departments, developed the different courses in the Care of the Underserved track. Although he is no longer director, he was gratified that the track gave students the opportunity to demonstrate their sincere concern for patients from underserved communities and develop projects to address their needs.
In addition to working with medical students, Dr. Huang enjoys precepting family medicine residents in both ambulatory and hospital settings. He also seeks to help faculty grow as teachers, both in formal workshops and informal discussions.
Dr. Huang has joined other faculty to analyze educational data, give national presentations and contribute articles to medical education literature in many areas.
He has been honored with Fulbright & Jaworski/Norton Rose Fulbright awards in Teaching and Evaluation, Educational Leadership and Educational Research, the Leonard D. Moise Teaching Award from the Baylor College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program and an Exemplary Teaching Award from the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.