Director of Communications
Office of University Communications
Dr. Eve J. Higginbotham Appointed to
National Board of Medical Examiners
WASHINGTON– Dr. Eve J. Higginbotham,
senior vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences at Howard
University, has been appointed to a four-year term as a member of the National
Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), representing the Association of American
oversees the College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy,
Nursing, and Allied Health, as well as Howard University Hospital and
the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library.
am truly honored to accept this appointment,” Higginbotham said.
“It is a grave responsibility to participate in the evaluation of
our nation’s future physicians and I welcome the opportunity to serve
our profession and our colleagues in this way.”
NBME provides high-quality examinations for the health professions.
Its primary mission is protection of the health of the public through
state of the art assessment, along with a major commitment to research
and development in evaluation and measurement.
The NBME develops the United States Medical Licensing Examination™
(USMLE™), which provides a common evaluation system for applicants
seeking initial licensure to practice medicine in the United States.
USMLE is a joint program of the National Board of Medical Examiners
and the Federation of State Medical Boards.