Educational Development Office is Reorganized to Better Meet Faculty Needs and Fulfill Mission

The Educational Development Office (EDO) has been reorganized to better meet the needs of faculty at the Miller School of Medicine and fulfill its mission. Effective June 1, the EDO is now led by Acting Co-Directors Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., professor of medicine, the Bernard J. Fogel Chair in Medical Education, and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, and S. Barry Issenberg, M.D., the Michael S. Gordon Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, and Senior Associate Dean for Research in Medical Education, who will leverage the resources of both the Office of Medical Education and the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education.

Other members of the new EDO leadership team are Acting Associate Director Rose Van Zuilen, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, and Acting Assistant Director Ana Palacio, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine. The EDO leadership will be working closely with all Miller School scientists, clinicians and technology experts who have a focus in medical education innovation, research and faculty development.

The EDO provides services supporting the enhancement of the teaching and learning process to people, departments and divisions within the Miller School of Medicine. The office is in the Dean’s central education administration and not affiliated with a particular department or division. The EDO recognizes a wide range of educational skills for faculty, including a teacher in the classroom, simulation and clinical environments, facilitator of learning, mentor and role model, assessor, resource developer and curricular planner.

The mission of the EDO is to:

1. Develop, implement and assess programs for faculty that enhance education, scholarship, research and leadership skills.
2. Collaborate with and support the Academy of Medical Educators.
3. Develop and support the criteria and methods used to measure and evaluate faculty effort in education.
4. Support and collaborate with all medical education units to innovate, implement, disseminate and evaluate new learning methodologies.

The EDO will be announcing a series of faculty development and medical education research support services, including grand rounds, workshops, seminars, guest lecturers and individual consulting sessions throughout the upcoming 2016-17 academic year.

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