Mara McAdams received her Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction in History of Art from Yale University before attending New York University for medical school. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine - Primary Care developing her clinical acumen alongside knowledge and skills in medical education. After receiving her board certification in Internal Medicine, she moved to Singapore and joined Duke-NUS, a graduate medical school collaboration between Duke University and National University of Singapore, as a founding faculty member. At Duke-NUS, Dr McAdams created the Standardized Patient Programme, designed and ran the high stakes clinical skills exams, and taught in the preclinical doctoring course. In 2013, she was appointed Assistant Dean, Student Affairs and in 2016 she expanded her support and development portfolio to include Alumni Relations. Currently, she is Associate Dean, Alumni Relations and she leads the CARE 1 syllabus, teaching emotional intelligence, team dynamics and adaptive resilience to students.