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Boonshoft School of Medicine Oral History Project


In this second interview Dr. William D. Sawyer, Dean of the Wright State University School of Medicine, continues his discussion of his background prior to coming to Wright State University. He compares medical education development between Thailand and the United States and his move back from Thailand to Indiana University in the United States. Dean Sawyer then goes on to describe his tenure as Chairman of the Department of Microbiology/Immunology at the School of Medicine at Indiana University.

Dean Sawyer discusses his administrative and leadership style at Indiana University and his challenges as Chairman.

In the third part of the interview Dean Sawyer recalls his thoughts on applying for the Deanship of a school of medicine. He recounts his ideas and thoughts on the subject of "progressivism" in medical education and how it related to his choice of medical schools. He then discusses his application process to Wright State University for the Deanship of the Wright State University School of Medicine.


William D. Sawyer


James St. Peter

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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Oral Recording

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