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Anne Eacker, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs; Associate Professor

Dr. Anne Eacker joined Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine as Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs after serving from 2013 to 2018 as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she also was an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. As the student affairs dean, she had oversight of all medical student support services and student progress issues at the University of Washington, a medical school for the five states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI). She also co-chaired the Learning Environment Committee, which was responsible for ensuring a positive, supportive learning environment for students and managing any incidents of mistreatment. In addition, she co-chaired the inaugural Anti-Racism Action Committee, working alongside faculty, staff, and students. She has had numerous teaching roles with medical students and residents, including serving as a site director for the internal medicine clerkship. Dr. Eacker has served on several committees over the last 10 years with the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Education and Training

  • BA, summa cum laude, Whitman College
  • Post-baccalaureate studies, University of Washington
  • MD, high honors, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Washington
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, University of Washington
  • Chief Resident, UWMC Ambulatory Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Teaching Scholars Program 2004-05, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington
  • Certificate Program in Medical Management 2009-2010, University of Washington

Years

Selected Prior Positions

2001-2018 Staff Physician
University of Washington Medical Center
2004-2018 Acting Assistant/Assistant/Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
2004-2013 Medical Director, General Internal Medicine Center
Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
2009-2010 Acting Associate Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Washington
2011-2013 College Faculty Member, “Big Sky”
University of Washington School of Medicine
2013- 2018 Associate Dean, Student Affairs
University of Washington School of Medicine

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

1996 Alpha Omega Alpha (inducted junior year)
University of Washington School of Medicine
2005-2018 Best Doctors in America
2013 Professionalism Prize for 2012
ABIM Foundation
2018 American College of Physicians
Washington State Chapter Outstanding Clinical-Educator Award

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Dyrbye LN, Thomas MR, Harper W, Massie FS Jr., Power DV, Eacker A, Szydlo DW, Novotny PJ, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Burnout and Serious Thoughts of Dropping Out of Medical School: A Multi-Institutional Study. Academic Medicine 2010;85:94-102. 126 citations.
  • Dyrbye LN, Massie FS Jr., Eacker A, Harper W, Power DV, Thomas MR, Moutier C, Satale D, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Relationship Between Burnout and Professional Conduct and Attitudes Among US Medical Students. JAMA 2010;304:1173-1180. 235 citations.
  • Dyrbye LN, Power DV, Massie FS Jr., Eacker A, Harper W, Thomas MR, Szydlo DW, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Factors associated with resilience to and recovery from burnout: a prospective, multi-institutional study of medical students. Medical Education 2010;44:1016-1026. 77 citations.
  • Dyrybe LN, Moultier C, Durning SJ, Massie FS Jr., Power DV, Eacker A, Harper W, Thomas MR, Satele D, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. The problems program directors inherit: medical student distress at the time of graduation. Medical Teacher 2011;33:756-8. 12 citations.
  • Dyrbye LN, Harper W, Durning SJ, Moultier C, Thomas MR, Massie FS, Eacker A, Power DV, Szydlo DW, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Patterns of distress in US medical students. Medical Teacher 2011;33:834-9. 63 citations.
  • Reed DA, Shanafelt TD, Satele DW, Power DV, Eacker A, Harper W, Moutier C, Durning S, Massie FS Jr, Thomas MR, Sloan JA, Dyrbye LN. Relationship of Pass/Fail Grading and Curriculum Structure With Well-Being Among Preclinical Medical Students: A Multi-Institutional Study. Academic Medicine 2011; 86: 1367–73. 33 citations.
  • Dyrbye LN, Eacker A, Harper W, Power DV, Massie FS Jr, Satele D, Thomas MR, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Distress and empathy do not drive changes in specialty preference among US medical students. Medical Teacher 2012;34(2):e116–22. 10 citations.
  • Dyrbye, Liselotte N.; Harper, William; Moutier, Christine; Durning, Steven J.; Power, David V.; Massie, F. Stanford; Eacker, Anne; Thomas, Matthew R.; Satele, Daniel; Sloan, Jeff A.; Shanafelt, Tait D. A Multi-institutional study exploring the impact of positive mental health on medical students’ professionalism in an era of high burnout. Academic Medicine 2012; 87: 1024–1031. 25 citations.

Peer reviewed web-based educational materials