David A. Milling, MD.

David A. Milling, MD, has been elected to a two-year term as an at-large member of the National Board of Medical Examiners’ executive board.

Milling Elected to NBME Executive Board

Published April 23, 2019

David A. Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs and associate professor of medicine, has been elected an at-large member of the executive board of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).


Milling has served in the NBME membership since 2012 as a representative of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He was elected to a two-year term on NBME’s executive board at its annual meeting March 29.

Organization Develops, Manages USMLE

NBME is an independent, mission-driven organization that provides high-quality assessments for the health professions. It serves the health of the public through state-of-the-art assessment of health professionals, and it is committed to research and development in evaluation and measurement.

NBME develops and manages the three-step United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), which provides a common evaluation system and established minimum standards for all doctors of medicine seeking an initial license to practice medicine in the United States.

Results Reported to All Licensing Authorities

USMLE is a joint program of the NBME and the Federation of State Medical Boards. Results of USMLE are reported to all licensing authorities in the United States and its territories for use in granting the initial license to practice medicine.

“I am honored to be elected a member of the executive board. The National Board of Medical Examiners holds a stellar reputation of protecting the health of our communities through assessment,” Milling said.

“By advancing policy, collaborating with others and implementing innovative solutions, I hope to make a significant contribution, specifically as it relates to the current stressors on medical students surrounding the USMLE Step 1 examination,” he added.

Oversees Multiple Areas of Jacobs School

At the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Milling oversees all undergraduate medical school operations, including admissions, multicultural affairs and cultural competency, student services, registrar services, student disciplinary matters and the clinical skills and simulation centers.

He teaches medical students, and as the program director for the Science and Technology Entry Program and director of the AMSNY/SMBS Post-Baccalaureate Program, he is involved in improving the workforce numbers and the pipeline to medicine for underrepresented students in New York State.

Additionally, he is a primary care physician and sees patients through UBMD Internal Medicine.

Milling earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy in 1985 and a medical degree in 1993, both from UB. He completed his residency in internal medicine at UB, serving as chief resident. Following residency, he completed a primary care faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University.