Graduate Medical Education

Vice Dean GME


Woodson "Scott" Jones, M.D. is the Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) in the Long School of Medicine (LSOM).  Dr. Jones is board certified in Pediatrics and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.  Prior to joining the LSOM, Dr. Jones served as the Dean, DIO and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC).

At SAUSHEC, Dr. Jones oversaw 33 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited training programs and more than 20 graduate-level allied health-training programs. Service outside of GME included the Board of the Directors of the San Antonio Military Health System, the San Antonio Hospital System CEO forum, and the Federal Healthcare Consortium.  He is active in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Resident Affairs (GRA) serving on the Steering Committee and as an invited faculty member for the GME Leadership Certificate Program.  Dr. Jones held academic appointments as Professor, Doctor of Science Programs, Baylor University Graduate Programs; Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, UT Health San Antonio; and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University (USU), Bethesda, MD.  Previous positions include Associate Dean of GME, SAUSHEC; Pediatric Residency Program Director, SAUSHEC; Chief of Pediatrics, Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan; Pediatric Clerkship Director, USU.  Dr. Jones earned a BA in Biology from Baylor University in 1986, and completed his medical degree at University of Texas Medical Branch in 1990 graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed Pediatric Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 1993.

Dr. Jones' honors include multiple research, clinical and teaching awards, to include the William P. Clement, Jr. Award for Excellence in Education, awarded to "the uniformed faculty educator who exemplifies the principles of excellence in education by personal example and performance" from the USU Class of 2006. In 2012, he was selected as an honorary member of the Order of Military Medical Merit for his contributions to the U.S. Army Medical Department.  Dr. Jones' has authored 100-plus published articles, book chapters, abstracts, and national/international presentations, primarily in medical education.  While in the Air Force, he was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal, the Joint Service and Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service and Air Force Achievement Medals, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Afghanistan, NATO Medal Operations to the former Yugoslavia, and an Afghanistan Campaign Medal.