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School of Medicine


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-3016

Associate Dean of Medical Education

The Office of Medical Education of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, is staffed by the Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Assistant Dean for Curriculum. The office is responsible for oversight, coordination, and evaluation of the curriculum of the program in undergraduate medical education, and serves as a resource for information regarding the curriculum and curriculum policy, as well as issues pertaining to accreditation standards for the medical school and university. Additional responsibilities include providing medical education curriculum development and program evaluation expertise, assistance with development and implementation of student assessments, and conducting medical education research.

Activities of the medical education office include: coordination of the academic year schedule for the medical student curriculum; development of the four-year medical student academic calendar; and curriculum assessment. The office monitors academic requirements and objectives of the four-year curriculum, assisting faculty to align course objectives with institutional objectives. The associate and assistant dean work with academic departments to develop and implement curricular innovations. The office also analyzes evaluative information on curriculum and student and alumni performance in a scholarly manner to produce meaningful educational research and direction for improvements to the SOM curriculum. The office provides summary reports of course and clerkship educational outcomes in support of activities of the Executive Curriculum Committee. The Associate Dean for Medical Education maintains familiarity with the standards and policies of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Middles States Commission on Higher Education, leads the institutional self-studies, and completes all annual reports necessary to maintain institutional and program accreditation.

Undergraduate Medical Education

Responsibilities

  • oversight, coordination, and evaluation of the curriculum of the program in undergraduate medical education,
  • serves as a resource for information regarding the curriculum and curriculum policy
  • serves as a resource for information regarding issues pertaining to accreditation standards for the medical school and university
  • providing medical education curriculum development and program evaluation expertise, assistance with development and implementation of student assessments, and conducting medical education research

Activities

  • coordination of the academic year schedule for the medical student curriculum
  • development of the four-year medical student academic calendar.
  • formal assessment of all required courses and clerkships
  • course director for intersession curriculum
  • available to work with academic departments to develop and implement curricular innovations
  • analyze evaluative information on curriculum and student and alumni performance to produce meaningful educational research and direction for improvements to the SOM curriculum
  • provide summary reports of module and clerkship educational outcomes in support of activities of the Executive Curriculum Committee
  • maintain familiarity with the standards and policies of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Middles States Commission on Higher Education
  • lead the institutional self-studies, and completes all annual reports necessary to maintain institutional and program accreditation
  • academic counseling, including student prep for USMLE
  • teaching
  • patient care