Anne Eacker, MD
- Education and Training
BA, summa cum laude, Whitman College
Post-baccalaureate studies, University of Washington
MD, high honors, University of Washington School of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Washington
Resident, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, University of Washington
Chief Resident, UWMC Ambulatory Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
Teaching Scholars Program 2004-05, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington
Certificate Program in Medical Management 2009-2010, University of Washington
Dr. Anne Eacker joined Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine as Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs after serving as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine from 2013 to 2018, where she also was an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. As the student affairs dean, she had oversight of all medical student support services and student progress issues at the University of Washington, a medical school for the five states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI). She also co-chaired the Learning Environment Committee, which was responsible for ensuring a positive, supportive learning environment for students and managing any incidents of mistreatment. In addition, she co-chaired the inaugural Anti-Racism Action Committee, working alongside faculty, staff, and students. She has had numerous teaching roles with medical students and residents, including serving as a site director for the internal medicine clerkship. Anne has served on several committees over the last 10 years with the National Board of Medical Examiners.
- Prior Positions (selected)
- 2001-2018Staff PhysicianUniversity of Washington Medical Center2004–2018Acting Assistant/Assistant/Associate Professor, Division of General Internal MedicineDepartment of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine2004–2013Medical Director, General Internal Medicine CenterDepartment of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine2009–2010Acting Associate Chair, Department of MedicineUniversity of Washington2011–2013College Faculty Member, “Big Sky”University of Washington School of Medicine2013- 2018Associate Dean, Student AffairsUniversity of Washington School of Medicine
- Honors and Awards (selected)
- 1996Alpha Omega Alpha (inducted junior year)University of Washington School of Medicine2005-2018Best Doctors in America2013Professionalism Prize for 2012ABIM Foundation2018American College of PhysiciansWashington State Chapter Outstanding Clinical-Educator Award
- Publications (selected)
Peer-reviewed research manuscripts
Dyrbye LN, Thomas MR, Harper W, Massie FS Jr., Power DV, Eacker A, Szydlo DW, Novotny PJ, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Burnout and Serious Thoughts of Dropping Out of Medical School: A Multi-Institutional Study. Academic Medicine 2010;85:94-102. 126 citations.
Dyrbye LN, Massie FS Jr., Eacker A, Harper W, Power DV, Thomas MR, Moutier C, Satale D, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Relationship Between Burnout and Professional Conduct and Attitudes Among US Medical Students. JAMA 2010;304:1173-1180. 235 citations.
Dyrbye LN, Power DV, Massie FS Jr., Eacker A, Harper W, Thomas MR, Szydlo DW, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Factors associated with resilience to and recovery from burnout: a prospective, multi-institutional study of medical students. Medical Education 2010;44:1016-1026. 77 citations.
Dyrybe LN, Moultier C, Durning SJ, Massie FS Jr., Power DV, Eacker A, Harper W, Thomas MR, Satele D, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. The problems program directors inherit: medical student distress at the time of graduation. Medical Teacher 2011;33:756-8. 12 citations.
Dyrbye LN, Harper W, Durning SJ, Moultier C, Thomas MR, Massie FS, Eacker A, Power DV, Szydlo DW, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Patterns of distress in US medical students. Medical Teacher 2011;33:834-9. 63 citations.
Reed DA, Shanafelt TD, Satele DW, Power DV, Eacker A, Harper W, Moutier C, Durning S, Massie FS Jr, Thomas MR, Sloan JA, Dyrbye LN. Relationship of Pass/Fail Grading and Curriculum Structure With Well-Being Among Preclinical Medical Students: A Multi-Institutional Study. Academic Medicine 2011; 86: 1367–73. 33 citations.
Dyrbye LN, Eacker A, Harper W, Power DV, Massie FS Jr, Satele D, Thomas MR, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Distress and empathy do not drive changes in specialty preference among US medical students. Medical Teacher 2012;34(2):e116–22. 10 citations.
Dyrbye, Liselotte N.; Harper, William; Moutier, Christine; Durning, Steven J.; Power, David V.; Massie, F. Stanford; Eacker, Anne; Thomas, Matthew R.; Satele, Daniel; Sloan, Jeff A.; Shanafelt, Tait D. A Multi-institutional study exploring the impact of positive mental health on medical students’ professionalism in an era of high burnout. Academic Medicine 2012; 87: 1024–1031. 25 citations.
Peer reviewed web-based educational materials
Merel S, Eacker A. High Value Care Curriculum: Medications and Value. In: MedU (now Aquifer) in collaboration with American College of Physicians, eds. Lang and Smith, Lebanon, NH; 2014.
White A, Eacker A. High Value Care Curriculum: Insurance. In: MedU (now Aquifer) in collaboration with American College of Physicians, eds. Lang and Smith, Lebanon, NH; 2014.