Carol A. Terregino, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Education and Academic Affairs and Professor
Department(s) Leadership and Administration, Medicine


Carol Terregino, Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Education, and Associate Dean for Admissions at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, completed her undergraduate and post-baccalaureate education at Rutgers-The State University where she graduated summa cum laude and as an inductee into Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, honor society in education and as awardee of the Nancy Higginson Dorr Award for secondary education.

She graduated from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1986 where she was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha and then trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency and fellowship in internal medicine and Emergency Medicine, respectively. Her experience in medical education is extensive and spans the four years of the undergraduate curriculum. She is the co-founder and co-director of the two-year Patient-Centered Medicine course and the Director of the Clinical Skills Center.

Her research interests are on the assessment of personal competencies in medical school applicants, the development of clinical skills, and innovative assessment methods for clinical competencies.  She is co-director of the Rutgers Graduate Certificate in Medical and Health Professions Education, a collaboration with the Graduate School of Education.

She is an LCME field secretary and has been a member of the Innovation Lab Working Group of the MR 5 Committee. She continues her work in the AAMC Admissions Initiative.  She currently serves as chair of the Northeast Group on Student Affairs. Dr. Terregino is a 2007 graduate of the Hedwig Van Amerigan Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women and received the 2013 Edward J. Ill Outstanding Medical Educator Award.