As an aspiring clinician educator in anesthesia and the American Medical Student Association’s Education and Advocacy Fellow, Dr. Daniel H. Gouger is an active healthcare voice in government relations and legislative affairs advocacy, and is a rising thought leader in progressive medical education development. He is completing a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in the AMSA national headquarters outside of Washington, DC, after recently finishing his term as the organization’s National Chair of Medical Education and graduating from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Quillen College of Medicine.
Dr. Gouger is an alumnus of the Fulbright Fellowship program through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which he completed in Barcelona, Spain, and where he worked in both medicinal chemistry and in minority and educational community outreach programming for the U.S. Consulate General’s Office. He holds a graduate specialization from ETSU in Spanish Healthcare Interpretation and Translation.
Throughout his clinical training he has served on administrative committees for medical education curriculum review, and was a student representative on the Board of Directors for a 501(c)3 clinic in Tennessee specializing in holistic and evidence-based treatment of opioid addicted pregnant women. His interests and experience lie in health disparities and minority populations, health justice, and advancing the social mission of medicine and medical education through clinical teaching. He received a B.S. in Biochemistry and B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature, both from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).