Ann Hart, M.S., CRC, of Scranton, has been named director of the Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education Experience at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.
In this role, Hart will be responsible for the development, implementation, and quality improvement of programs and policies that will expand resident, fellow, and student wellness and the promotion of a healthy environment for all learners. She will also be responsible for the deployment and oversight of mental health and wellness initiatives that will benefit residents, fellows, and medical students as they navigate the demands of a rigorous medical school program. Hart will provide consultation and conduct mental health and wellness screenings at learner sites based on customized risk assessment and wellness plans.
Ann Hart, M.S., CRC,
Overall, more than 230 resident physicians are enrolled in The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s five residency and three fellowship programs.
Educated in Northeast Pennsylvania, Hart received a Bachelor of Science degree in applied behavioral science from Misericordia University and a Master of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling from The University of Scranton. In addition, Hart has an Associate of Science degree in criminal justice counseling from Lackawanna College, and holds certifications as a rehabilitation counselor, alcohol and drug counselor, and an addictions counselor.
Prior to joining The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, Hart worked as a primary counselor at Geisinger Marworth in Waverly, a mobile therapist and behavioral consultant for the Youth Advocate Program in Dunmore, and as a direct care professional at St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton. She also has an extensive history of working with health care providers in therapeutic settings.
Active in the local community, Hart volunteers with the St. Joseph Center’s Challengers baseball and soccer teams, the Friends of the Poor food distribution program, and facilitates relapse process seminars on addiction for The Recovery Bank, a peer-driven recovery support center in Scranton.