Dr. Khalil is a Clinical Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. He was trained in veterinary medicine and anatomy at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. In 1992, he moved to Alabama and the Tuskegee University to further his anatomy studies, earning a master’s degree in anatomy. He earned a third master’s degree in educational technology and a PhD in anatomy education from Purdue University in 2002. Dr. Khalil has developed an extensive experience in teaching anatomical sciences. He taught human anatomy, comparative anatomy, and microanatomy to undergraduate, graduate and professional students for many years. In 2017, he earned the Garnet Apple Award for Teaching Innovation for the University’s most exceptional faculty at the University of South Carolina. He has also received the Innovation in Education Award and the Golden Peach Award for excellence in M1 education, and several Student Choice Awards. Dr. Khalil has recently received the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Khalil’s research is mainly focused on medical education. He is interested in the application of educational technology to enhance the teaching and learning of anatomical sciences. His scholarly activities also included a research on the design and development of medical school curriculum; a research based on cognitive load theory to inform the design and development of instructional materials; and the investigation of the relationship between learning and study strategies as it relates to students’ performance on internal and external examinations.
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