She became a faculty member, has been an advocate for
resident education and took on the role of associate program
director serving in that role for nearly three years before
becoming residency program director. Within her institution
she has demonstrated great reliability and enthusiasm for
teaching and has been active in both resident and faculty
recruitment. She has also committed efforts to medical
education research, for instance, she has been a
co-investigator in a multi-institutional study which
examines a flipped classroom model of learning for resident
On a national level, she currently serves as a member on
national anesthesiology committees and has served as a
consultant anesthesiologist for a board review courses and
presented scholarly activity at national conferences.
In 2016, she led a major initiative to enhance the diversity
of anesthesiology residents by standardizing interview
questions and training committee members to use additional
factors to foster equity in the interview process.
As a result, the Anesthesiology Residency Program has grown
in diversity and is now the third most diverse training
program at OSU. Firmly committed to recruiting the best and
brightest medical students, Dr. Rankin joined the College of
Medicine Admissions Committee in 2013 to screen applications
and contribute to the interview and deliberation process.
Today she is an active faculty recruiter and interviewer for
This year, she co-hosted a roundtable discussion for
underrepresented women in medical school. In September 2019,
Dr. Rankin was announced as associate dean for Admissions
for the OSU College of Medicine. Dr. Rankin is committed to
advancing the reputation of OSU and to recruiting and
educating top-notch students.