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William B. Cutrer, M.D., M.Ed.

William B. Cutrer, M.D., M.Ed.

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education


Dr. Cutrer received his M.D. with high distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his Pediatrics residency, chief residency, and Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. He also has a Masters of Education from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cutrer is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM). He is actively involved in medical student education and curriculum development where he serves as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education and Director of Learning Communities.

Dr. Cutrer is very interested in understanding how students learn in the workplace and how to help them more effectively. He has published and presented widely on these topics. He co-leads the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative Master Adaptive Learner Working Group and is a member of the Vanderbilt core team participating in the AAMC pilot project Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency (Core EPAs).