Arnyce R Pock


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Associate Dean for Curriculum
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture
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Master in Health Professions Education (MHPE), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), Drexel University
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Faculty Fellowship, Washington, DC
Capstone Symposium for Senior Military Health System Leaders, Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute, Arlington, VA
The Healer's Art Faculty Development Training, Institute for the Study of Health & Illness, Commonweal, CA
Medical Degree (M.D), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD


Col (Ret) Pock has cultivated a special interest in Integrative Medicine and internationally based, military-medical diplomacy. A board certified internist and a Medical Acupuncturist, Dr. Pock spent the majority of her career on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. She currently serves as the Associate Dean for Curriculum at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, and was actively involved in coordinating the implementation of a totally revised, "Molecules to Military Medicine" curriculum for the School of Medicine. Her prior military assignments included over 10 years of service in the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, during which time she served as the Director of the Air Force Medical Corps, as Chief, Medical Plans, Programs and Integration, as the Director of the Air Force International Health Specialist program (IHS), and as the Air Force Surgeon General's Chief Consultant for Internal Medicine and the Medical sub-specialties. Dr. Pock is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she received her baccalaureate degree and is also an alumnus of the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Daniel, M; Pock, Arnyce R.; Grochowski, C; Morrison, G; Harnik, V; Lomis, K; Klimstra, S; Why Not Wait? Exploring the Implications of Delaying USMLE Step 1 Panel presentation at Association of American Medical Colleges (Emerging Solutions Session), Seattle, WA, November 2016

Pock, Arnyce R., Academic Change Management: Leadership Lessons from Curricular Reform. Oral presentation at American Association for Physician Leadership, Washington, DC, April 2016

Pock, Arnyce R.; Pangaro, L; Battinelli, D; and Rosenfeld, M;, Curriculum Redesign: Challenges, Perils & Pitfalls Oral presentation at Association of American Medical Colleges (Group Discussion), Denver, CO, November, 2011

Representative Bibliography

DANIEL, M; HAUER, K; CHANDRAN, L; POCK, A; MORRISON, G; SANTEN, S. "The Optimal Timing of Step 1 in Medical Education Following the Transition to Pass / Fail: A Unique Perspective from Post-Clerkship Step 1 Schools" Medical Science Educator. Accepted for publication, February 1, 2021

JURICH, D; DANIEL, D; FLEMING, A; HAUER, K; POCK, A; FAZIO, S; SEIBERT, C; HARNIK, V; CHANDRAN, L; SANTEN, S. “Does Delaying the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 to after Clerkships Affect Student Performance on Clerkship Subject Examinations?” Teaching and Learning in Medicine. Accepted for publication, November 20, 2020.

POCK, A.; DANIEL, M.; SANTEN, S.; SWAN-SEIN, A.; FLEMING, A.; HARNIK, V.; “Challenges Associated with Moving the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 to After the Core Clerkships and How to Approach Them.” Academic Medicine. June 2019; 94(6): 775-780.

POCK, A.; DURNING, S.; GILLILAND, W.; OTTOLINI, M.; PANGARO, L.; “Curricular Monikers: What’s in a Name?” MedEd Publish. February 28, 2019.

POCK, A; NIEMTZOW, R; BURNS, S; PIAZZA, T; HOFMANN, L; BAXTER, J; “Acupuncture for the New Millennium: A Photoessay from Beijing, China.” Medical Acupuncture, February 2016, Vol 29, No.1, 9-15.

POCK, A., PANGARO, L, GILLILAND W. “The Pillars of Curriculum Reform.” Academic Medicine, Published Ahead of Print, December 23, 2014; Print Version, January 2016, Vol 91, No.1: 153.

POCK, A; OTTOLINI, M; GILLILAND, W; REAMY, B; HEMMER, P; STEPHENS, M; PANGARO, L; O’BRIEN, A; LAUGHLIN, L.: “Academic Change Management: Leadership Lessons From Curriculum Reform.” Military Medicine, April 2015, Vol 180, No.4, 158-160.

POCK, A; PANGARO, L.; GREEN C.; LAUGHLIN L.: “Undergraduate Medical Education: Past, Present and Future.” Military Medicine, May 2013, Vol 178, 474-478.

POCK, A: “Acupuncture in the U.S. Armed Forces: A Brief History and Review of Current Educational Approaches.” Medical Acupuncture, December, 2011, Vol 23, No.4, 205-208.