Full Name
Amber Heck
Associate Professor of Medical Education
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
Dr. Amber J. Heck is an Associate Professor of Physiology at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at UNTHSC. Her responsibilities include curriculum design and development, and active learning facilitation in cell biology and physiology for medical students. Previously, Dr. Heck served as the founding director of the RVUCOM Pre-Matriculation Course for incoming students and oversaw the design and implementation of a new orientation program that promotes metacognitive practice at the UIWSOM. Dr. Heck’s current interests include active learning in physiology education and early medical education interventions which focus on the acquisition of metacognitive skill to impact transition and performance in medical school. She is involved in research and mentoring nationally and internationally. As a 2016 International Association of Medical Science Educators fellow, Dr. Heck is an active member of Scholarship Committee.
Amber Heck