By ELLEN GOLDBAUM
Published May 3, 2023
David A. Milling, executive director of the Offices of Medical Education and senior associate dean for medical education at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, has been elected treasurer of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).
The NBME is the nonprofit organization that develops and manages assessments of health care professionals; it collaborates with organizations to create licensing exams and in-training testing.
Together with the Federation of State Medical Boards, NBME develops and manages the United States Medical Licensing Examination.
An associate professor of medicine at UB and physician with UBMD Internal Medicine, Milling previously served as an at-large member of NBME.
“I am honored to serve in this role,” Milling says. “The NBME continues to expand its commitment by leading the development of competency-based assessments. This focus on high-quality assessments refined through an equity lens is critical as the NBME remains committed to protect the health of the public.”
As program director for the Jacobs School’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) and director of the Post-Baccalaureate Program, which the Jacobs School runs in partnership with the Association of Medical Schools of New York, Milling plays a major role in the Jacobs School’s efforts toward improving opportunities in medicine for underrepresented students in New York State through pipeline and workforce programs.
He has responsibility for the offices of Student and Academic Affairs, Medical Curriculum and Medical Admissions. He oversees development, delivery and success of the medical educational program, including oversight of the school’s clinical competency and simulation centers.
Milling earned a BS in pharmacy and an MD from UB. He completed his residency in internal medicine at UB, serving as chief resident.
Following residency, he completed a primary care faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University. Milling joined UB’s faculty in 1993 as a clinical instructor and is a two-time recipient of the coveted Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award for Teaching Excellence (1994 and 2000).