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Tandeka Stanback Boko, M.D.

STEM Core Student Support Specialist

Forsyth Technical Community College

Dr. Tandeka Boko is partnering with Forsyth Tech to share her experience in medical education.

She serves as the STEM Advisor/Navigator/Program Coordinator for NC STEM Alliance. The Alliance focuses on increasing the number of students successfully completing degree programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines, with a particular focus on STEM students from the historically underrepresented populations. More information on the NC STEM Alliance at Forsyth Tech, can be found at this website.

Dr. Boko earned her medical doctorate from the University of Iowa. Her clinical training was conducted at Methodist Central Hospital. Other educational training includes Environmental Research in Kenya, East Africa through the School for Field Studies, Harvard University Health Professions Program, and Massachusetts General Hospital Preceptorship. Facilities where she conducted research, authored publications, developed and implemented community-based needs assessment tools, include the following: Iowa Medical Society, National Health Service Corps, Children’s Defense Fund, VA Hospital (Iowa City, Iowa), and the Center for Environmental and Rural Agriculture. Dr. Boko has teaching and administrative experience at primary, secondary and post-secondary levels of education with both traditional and nontraditional learners. Her education research focuses on building class community by working to understand learner preconceptions, by providing clear professor expectations, and by helping learners develop critical inquiry skills.

Professional Awards include an Excellence in Teaching Award and the C. David Kepple Memorial Faculty Award. These awards recognize her contributions to Anatomy and Physiology student learning research and practices, geared towards teaching learners how to learn through interdependent processes.