Clair Collins is the Director of Faculty Development and CME at the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ms. Collins is a two time Bearkat alumna and is currently finishing a PhD at the University of Houston in Higher Education Leadership and Policy. Ms. Collins has been with SHSU-COM since July of 2017 and has enjoyed working with the SHSU-COM faculty/staff as well as her colleagues on the SHSU Main Campus as the program has started. Ms. Collins has close ties to East Texas and hopes that the COM has long-term impacts on healthcare access in that area. Within the COM, Ms. Collins’ areas of specialty include, course support, academic technology, curriculum mapping, adult learning, teaching, and broad-based advocacy work. Her research interests are the relationship of training sites to practice location for primary care physicians, curriculum mapping and development, and admissions.