CHICAGO:---David Pryluck, MD, MBA, an esteemed physician, and medical education leader, has been named senior associate dean of the Sint Maarten campus for the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC). An interventional radiologist, Dr. Pryluck is respected for his work as a clinician, educator, and mentor.
Previously, Dr. Pryluck served as vice chair of education, radiology; diagnostic radiology residency program director, and an interventional radiologist at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Danville, Pennsylvania. He also spent six years at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was an associate professor of clinical radiology, program director of the integrated interventional radiology residency, and director of medical student education in radiology.
“We are fortunate to have Dr. Pryluck join our team at a critical time in healthcare and for medical school education. At AUC we strive to help increase the diversity of medical school applicants and ultimately the physician population by providing an inclusive education for all,” said Pedro L. Delgado, MD, AUC dean. “We look forward to having Dr. Pryluck share his tremendous enthusiasm and expertise as we engage in strategic partnerships with the Sint Maarten community that further our mission and vision while leading our faculty in our ongoing commitment to supporting our student's journey toward becoming physicians.”
Reporting to the dean of AUC, Pryluck is a member of the executive leadership team, overseeing the Sint Maarten-based faculty and strategic relationships in the Sint Maarten community, including key government and community partner relations. In addition, he leads the AUC campus team by encouraging and fostering an environment that values diversity; promotes student, faculty, and colleague engagement and success; and engages as a socially responsible member of the Sint Maarten community.
AUC is a leading provider of professional talent to the healthcare industry and has an alumni base of more than 7,500 physicians serving in every state in the nation. AUC is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM, www.accredmed.org), and is a leader in addressing critical workforce needs for physicians of diverse backgrounds. AUC achieved strong residency placements with a 96% first-time eligible residency attainment rate for 2021-22 graduates and expected graduates (as of April 5, 2022). AUC’s rate is among the highest in Adtalem’s history and represents the fourth consecutive year at 90% or higher residency attainment.
AUC and Ross University School of Medicine, both part of the Adtalem Global Education family, have current and former graduates who secured residencies in 2022, with 74% entering primary care specialties helping to combat the critical physician shortage, which is expected to reach up to 124,000 by 2034. In addition, both medical schools combined graduate more Black physicians than any U.S. medical school.
“It is an honor to step into this new role and contribute to the important service AUC provides to the local and larger medical communities through its commitment to diversifying the profession with exceptionally trained physicians ready to fill in critical needs, such as primary care or underserved areas,” said Pryluck. “Drawing upon my experience as a mentor and educator, I’m looking forward to helping prepare medical students by helping carry out AUC’s mission of training tomorrow’s physicians today with strong community service values, appreciation for a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social commitment.”
Pryluck graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duke University, earned his Doctor of Medicine from New York University Grossman School of Medicine, and his Master of Business Administration from Fox School of Business at Temple University. He completed a transitional year internship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, diagnostic radiology residency at New York University Grossman School of Medicine, and fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.