Felicidad Rodríguez Sánchez is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain, where she was Dean from 2005 to 2011. She was also Director of Institutional Relations and Vice-Rector of International Affairs in the University of Cádiz, from 1999 to 2003, being elected as Executive Secretary of the Spanish Universitary Committee for International Relations, a commission of the CRUE (Conference of Presidents of Spanish Universities). Felicidad Rodríguez Sánchez has been Deputy of the National Parliament of the Kingdom of Spain (2011-2015), being member of the Commission of Education and spokesperson in the Commission of Health. Actually she is also Dean of the International University Menéndez Pelayo (Campo de Gibraltar campus), Academician of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Cádiz, Academician of the Royal Hispanic American Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters of Spain and member of the consultative committee for deontology and ethics of the College of Physians and Surgeons of Cádiz.
After graduation, cum laude and Special Award in 1987, she held research and academic appointments in the University of Cádiz, working on medical genetics. In her position as Vice-Rector and Dean, she arranged many exchange programmes for medical students, being involved in the assessment, design and development of numerous international projects in Higher Education. She has also collaborated in numerous national and international agencies in the assessment of educative projects and accreditation programmes (e.g. National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation, Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, especially in the Programmes with Latin America and Magreb, or as independent expert in the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency). In 2010, she obtained the Prize to the University Teaching Innovation (prize granted by the AGAE and the Andalusian universities), and currently she is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Educación Médica” (Lilly Foundation and Elsevier). She has been also honoured with the Silver Medal of the Spanish Association for the European Promotion and with the Gold Medal of the Andalusian Society of General Practitioners.
Felicidad Rodríguez Sánchez was elected member of the AMSE Executive Committee in 2016.