The Education Division of the Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Department recently welcomed two new employees. Carly Dolan is the new Education Lead and provides overall leadership for the administration team. Rachel Talcott joined the team as the Psychiatry Residency Administrator.

“We are excited to add these experienced, knowledgeable members to our team and look forward to what we can all accomplish together,” wrote Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education Katharine (Kaz) Nelson, MD, about the new hires in the Winter 2020 issue of the department’s Spotlight on Education.

Carly Dolan
Dolan graduated cum laude from St. Cloud State University with a BA in psychology and was most recently a business analyst with the Metro Minnesota Council on Graduate Medical Education (GME) located on the U of M campus in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to that, she served as the Residency Coordinator for the U’s Neurology Department. “I'm excited to get back into the field I studied as an undergrad,” she said. “I’m also looking forward to being directly involved in training programs again.”

Dolan brings six years of GME experience with her to her new role. “I've spent time as a program coordinator, and I've worked with programs from all the teaching hospitals in the Twin Cities,” she said.

When she can, Dolan likes to spend time with her husband, her almost five-year-old son, and their two dogs (chocolate and yellow labs). “I also like watching the Minnesota Vikings only to see them lose in the first round and break my heart every year,” she said.

Rachel Talcott
Talcott brings 10 years of experience as the Residency Program Coordinator for the U’s Neurosurgery Department to her new role. “I am excited to be part of a department full of engaged learners and to use my years of experience to enhance their experience,” she said.  “I am also very excited to be a part of a team that is passionate about working with learners at all levels.”

Prior to the decade she spent with Neurosurgery, Talcott held several healthcare-related roles. She earned her Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education certification in 2016 and was the Department of Neurosurgery Employee of the Year in 2015.

Her goal with the new department is, “To work collaboratively with the education team to align my skills and experience and help grow the residency program.”

When she’s not at work, Talcott likes to spend time with her husband and sons, read, and do puzzles.

Welcome, Carly and Rachel!