Kenneth Veit

Kenneth J. Veit, DO, MBA has been practicing medicine since 1976, when he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). In his distinguished career, Dr. Veit has served as a Branch Chief of the National Health Service Corps and as a physician, administrator, and educator at PCOM, the largest and one of the oldest osteopathic medical schools in the United States. Dr. Veit is the current dean of PCOM, as well as the vice-president for academic affairs and a professor of family medicine.

Dean Veit has received numerous awards and belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Physician Executives, and the Academy of Osteopathic Directors of medical Education. He is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice vand the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Dean Veit has also served in an advisory role for many groups: the Department of Welfare, the Mayor's Commission of Health, Blue Shield, and the West Philadelphia Health Consortium, among others.

Some of Dean Veit's scholarly works germane to this year's Symposium include: "Update on Medical Students Selecting Primary Care and Medical School Characteristics" (Council of Deans 7/94), "Medical Education Challenges" (Atlantic County Medical Society 5/94), "A Comprehensive Approach to AOA/GME" (AODME Meeting 9/93), "Internship/Residency Recruitment" (AODME Meeting 1990), and "Selection of a Residency for Community-Oriented Primary Care Practice" (with Duke Medical Center 1981).

A native of Pennsylvania, Dean Veit lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife, Lucinda. They have three children.