William R. Gilliland, M.D.
Associate Dean for Medical Education
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-9845
The Office of Medical Education of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine is staffed primarily 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 developing an integrated medical education curriculum, providing programmatic evaluation, assisting with the 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 programmatic evaluation. The office monitors academic requirements and objectives of the four-year curriculum, assisting faculty to align course, module, and clerkship objectives with School of Medicine (SOM) objectives. The associate and assistant deans work with faculty to develop and implement curricular innovations. The office also analyzes information on short and long term outcomes in regards to 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, module, and clerkship outcomes in support 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.