THOMAS J. LAST, PHD 
Department of Bio-Medical Sciences - PCOM South Georgia 
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cellular Genetics


Dr. Last has been training medical students continuously since 2002, primarily teaching Cell and Molecular Biology, Medical Genetics and Biochemistry. His previous academic roles and experiences also include those of an Associate Dean of Basic Sciences, Dean of Student Affairs, NBME Executive Chief Proctor, Human Resources administrator, and service on numerous academic committees.

Dr. Last is a strong advocate for incorporating active learning methods and technologies into medical education. His goal is to help guide medical students successfully achieve their dream of becoming physicians.

Education

  • BS in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Courses

  • Cellular and Molecular Basis of Medicine
  • Introduction to Hematology and Oncology
  • Foundations of Cardiovascular Medicine

Awards

  • The Outstanding Professor Award (2008) in recognition of superior teaching and commitment to quality medical education at the Medical University of the Americas.

Memberships

  • The American Society of Cell Biology
  • Georgia Genealogical Society
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