Shane Speights, D.O., received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Mo. He is board certified in family medicine and completed his residency training at the University of Arkansas Medical Science Northeast Family Medicine Residency, St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Speights also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Ark.

As site dean for NYITCOM at Arkansas State University, he leads faculty and students in academic and co-curricular activities while engaging in community outreach with hospitals and physicians in the Jonesboro and greater Delta region. Previously, Speights served as associate dean of clinical education for NYITCOM at Arkansas State.

Speights is a frequent lecturer and has made several media appearances, speaking on topics that include health trends, medical education, and healthcare technology.

Recent Projects/Research

  • “Bridging the Gap Between Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education,” Medical Education Symposium, Arkansas State University, Nov. 2, 2015.
  • Presented at the statewide STEM conference on the importance of emerging technologies in medicine and medical education, Arkansas State University, Oct. 5, 2015.
  • Presented to the American Osteopathic Association Bureau on Health Care Policy on the emergence of retail healthcare in the United States, Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2015
  • Lecture at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Association of Family Physicians on disaster preparedness and what it means for the clinic-based physician, June 12, 2015.
  • Lecture at the Arkansas Hospital Association Chief Medical Officers meeting on clinical efficiency programs and lessons learned from the St. Bernards program, May 21, 2015.

Honors and Awards

  • 2009 James E. Zini Young Physician Award recipient
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Arkansas Beta Chapter Past President

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