As director of medical education, Dr. Ruddy works with national partners to support our residencies. Her primary goal is to usher the NFMR program into single accreditation status with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). She is also in the process of implementing leadership development options for all members of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, including social, emotional and conversational intelligence coaching for personal development and team effectiveness.
Dr. Ruddy joined The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in 2014 and was named Director of Medical Education in 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from King’s College with a focus on Bioethics. She then went on to receive her Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Scranton with a focus on Rhetorical Criticism, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development with a focus on Instructional Leadership from Marywood University. Dr. Ruddy has published in a variety of areas including professionalism, conscious consumerism, epistemology, and social and emotional learning, and has presented all over the United States both as a representative of The Wright Center and as a member of the STFM Faculty for Tomorrow Taskforce, work for which she and her taskforce colleagues were awarded the STFM President’s Award.
When she is not at work, Dr. Ruddy enjoys time with her two teenage sons and volunteers as a lead parent in the booster club for her sons’ high school in Minnesota. She reads everything from articles to poetry. She also enjoys exploring the practical application of neuroscience in areas of human development including learning and habit formation. Dr. Ruddy is fluent in English, French and Spanish.