Sarah Collins, Ph.D., is an Instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She collaborates with colleagues in the department's undergraduate medical education program to nurture scholarly activities and curricula enhancements for medical students and administer the core clerkship and various elective courses.

My foremost responsibility as a scholarly administrator is to help learners fulfill the education promises they make to themselves – the promises fueling their vision of success.

Born in Wales, Dr. Collins holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in international business from Dallas Baptist University. She earned her doctoral degree in higher education administration with a minor in marketing from the University of North Texas in Denton. She also completed a graduate certificate in academic medicine at the University of Southern California's Keek School of Medicine.

Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019, Dr. Collins held director-level positions in enrollment management and graduate programs at regional and private universities. She also served as a national, state, and institutional-level advocate for college access and success programs.

Dr. Collins's research interests include exploring factors across the spectrum of learners' personal, familial, academic, and socio-economic experiences that have an impact on academic attainment. 

Personal Note

Outside of the institution, Dr. Collins enjoys spending time with her family, community involvement, fitness, travel, and life-long learning.

Research Interest

  • Curricula Efficacy in Medical Education
  • Professional Identity Formation of Medical Learners
  • The "Hidden Curriculum" in Medical Education

Honors & Awards

  • Stephen Abrahamson Award for Innovation
    USC Keck School of Medicine - Curricular Innovation Award (2018)
  • Star Award: "Emerald Eagle Scholars" Access and Success Program Award
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (2009)
  • Outstanding Young Women in America
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (2016)
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (2005-2014)
  • National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (2000-2005)
  • Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (2005-2014)