Communication Home

Carlsen elected NBOME vice chair

Jan. 31, 2012
By Charlie Martinez

Wayne Carlsen, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., assistant dean for clinical education at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME).

Carlsen has served NBOME, the testing organization that provides the pathway to licensure for osteopathic physicians, in various capacities since 1989. He became a member of its board of directors in 2005 and has since served on the board’s executive committee.

“It has truly been an honor to be involved in the efforts of the NBOME over the last 20 plus years and to support their mission to protect the public by providing the means to assess competencies for osteopathic medicine,” Carlsen said. “I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with many talented and dedicated individuals—including volunteer national faculty, board members and the NBOME’s hard-working professional staff.”

Carlsen’s two-year appointment became effective following NBOME’s annual board meeting, held Dec. 21, 2011, in San Diego, Calif. In 2013, he will become chair of NBOME’s board of directors, replacing Janice Knebl, D.O., M.B.A. The recently installed Knebl is professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics/Department of Medicine at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine/University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC/TCOM) at Fort Worth.

Vice Chair Carlsen’s duties include participating in the governance of the NBOME, oversight of the financial stability of the organization and participation in board committees.

“I will also have the opportunity to represent the NBOME at a wide variety of medical education and medical licensure meetings across the country over the next several years,” Carlsen said.

Carlsen will continue in his role as assistant dean for clinical education at OU-HCOM, where he has been a faculty member since 1993. Carlsen is an associate professor of geriatric medicine and gerontology and also serves on the college’s executive committee, and he is the medical director for the college’s Community Health Programs and Area Health Education Center. He has served as medical director of several skilled nursing facilities in southeastern Ohio, and has been a practicing geriatrician for 20 years.

  Office of Communication
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
210 Irvine Hall, Athens, Ohio 45701
Tel: 740-593-2346 FAX: 740-593-0343
Copyright Ohio University (Home)
Last updated: 01/28/2016