Farion R. Williams, M.D.
Associate Dean of Clinical Education, Tri-Cities Campus
West Texas State University, B.S. (1987) with University Honors and Special Honors in Biology
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, M.D. (1991)
University of Kansas Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine (1994)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fellowship in Faculty Development (2000)
Past Academic Positions
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford:
- Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education and ACGME Designated Institutional Official (2012-2017)
- Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Medical Education (2012-2017)
- Associate Professor of Medical Education (2011-2012)
- Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine (2003-2012)
- Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine (2001-2002)
- Residency Program Director in Family Medicine (2001-2010)
Baylor College of Medicine:
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine (1998-2001) and
- Associate Residency Program Director in Family Medicine (1998-2001)
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston:
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine (1994-1998)
University of Kansas School of Medicine:
- Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine (1994)
Faculty Physician of the Year, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford – Family Medicine Residency. (2017)
Distinguished Service to the University Award, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. (2015)
Faculty and Staff Aureus Award, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford – Medical Student Council. (2013)
Faculty Physician of the Year, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford – Family Medicine Residency. (2011)
Program Director and Leadership Recognition Award. University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. (2008)
Medical Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Medical School. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. (1991)
Dr. Williams is originally from Texas. He has been involved in medical education his entire medical career with experiences ranging from being the student representative on the curriculum committee and the student representative for his medical school, to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), clinical training in both longitudinal and block settings for all levels of trainees (medical student, resident and fellow), to his current position as Associate Dean of Clinical Education, Tri-Cities.
He has been instrumental in establishing rural residency training programs in Family Medicine as well as fellowship programs in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Academic Faculty Development. He has extensive experience in residency program accreditation. He recently led the Professional Development theme for the University of Illinois’ curriculum renewal project for their undergraduate curriculum with focus on Professional Identity Formation, Career Development and Resilience and Wellness in Medicine.
He has served as the National Chair for the Group on Faculty Development with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and has been active with the American Academy of Family Physicians while in Kansas, Texas and Illinois for their state chapters.
His interests in medical education include the Patient-Physician experience, humanism in health care, and the transition in clinical training from medical school to residency. He has maintained a clinical practice throughout his medical career, practicing full-scope Family Medicine.
Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with his family. He looks forward to the many opportunities for outdoor recreation that Washington offers. He enjoys cycling and owns and plays an Anglo concertina.