#TheMindBehind Academic Affairs: Osborne Hall
When Osborne Hall began his career in health care over a decade ago as an undergraduate student, he didn’t know much about medical education—but that’s where he unexpectedly found a sense of purpose.
Osborne accepted an entry-level job at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he was studying anthropology. The Department of Anesthesiology within the College of Medicine hired him to provide administrative support and drive recruitment for its residency program, which consisted of more than 80 trainees.
Osborne found it rewarding to work with medical students and postdoctoral trainees throughout their journey to becoming board-certified faculty physicians. He took on additional responsibilities over his five years of service at the University of Florida, including assisting with fellowship programs and some clinical operations of the department.
Osborne continued working in medical education in Florida, providing administrative support for the Office of Graduate Medical Education at Emory University and then assuming his first director-level position at Kendall Regional Medical Center.
This year, Osborne joined the team at Barrow Neurological Institute as the new director of Academic Affairs.
At Barrow, Osborne provides overall administrative leadership and direction for the graduate, undergraduate, and continuing medical education programs. The Institute boasts renowned residency and fellowship programs in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, and neuropsychology.
Barrow also serves as the primary neurology clerkship site for the University of Arizona College of Medicine—Phoenix and operates a joint graduate program with Arizona State University.
Osborne describes Barrow as a special place, where world-class yet humble physicians, nurses, and providers deliver the best care for our patients and actively give back to other people.
“Everyone who works at Barrow believes in the mission and does not settle for mediocracy,” he said. “The Barrow Difference is practiced daily as we continually accept challenges, reject norms, and push boundaries. What makes us different also projects us into being the best internationally.”
Our goal from the Office of Academic Affairs is to provide high-quality and innovative support services to our trainees and faculty, so that they can provide quality patient care with a standing sense of empathy for each patient they encounter.Osborne Hall
Advancing Medicine Through Education
Throughout his career, Osborne has found joy in anticipating the needs of physicians and translating those items into action for the betterment of educational programs. It’s a mission he intends to continue here at Barrow, by delivering programs that not only advance the knowledge of medicine but ultimately the practice of it as well. His research interests in educational technologies and learner theories further support his ambitions.
“Our goal from the Office of Academic Affairs is to provide high-quality and innovative support services to our trainees and faculty, so that they can provide quality patient care with a standing sense of empathy for each patient they encounter,” he said.
Outside of work, Osborne enjoys traveling with his wife and kids, playing baseball, watching movies, and listening to music of all genres.