Keme Carter, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for Admissions

Keme Carter, MD, works closely with the Admissions team and helps to oversee all aspects of the admissions process at Pritzker. Dr. Carter’s role in admissions includes the recruitment and support of prospective students throughout the Pritzker application process, as well as working with faculty and students of the Admissions Committee in forming each medical school class.

Dr. Keme Carter is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1999 and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2003. Dr. Carter completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago and served as Chief Resident from 2005-2006.  She subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Chicago. In addition to her role as the Assistant Dean for Admissions, Dr. Carter currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Section of Emergency Medicine and the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director.

Dr. Carter's work in undergraduate and graduate medical education has been recognized through her induction as a fellow in the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators and by several awards including the Doroghazi Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award, the Emergency Medicine Clinical Teacher of the Year Award, and the Biological Science Division's Distinguished Educator/Mentor Junior Award. In recognition of her empathy towards patients and service as a role model for medical students, Dr. Carter was the recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Carter's scholarly interests focus on developing and evaluating curricula in undergraduate medical education and studying communication practices in the Emergency Department in an effort to optimize patient care.