In May 2014, the Department of Medical Education became the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). We are a basic science department focused on the learning sciences, applied to health, at all levels of scale from individuals up to large scale systems. DLHS engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan Health Sciences community, the state, the nation, and the globe. 

The department is organized into three sub-units:

  • The Division of Professional Education, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams of care providers
  • The Clinical Simulation Center, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams in environments with advanced simulation technology that model the real world of clinical practice
  • The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems, which focuses on learning at the levels of complex organizations and large-scale systems that span states and nations




October 8, 2015

Jodyn Platt, MPH, Ph.D., to give talk today at 3pm to discuss the Learning Health System

Today from 3-4pm Jodyn Platt will be giving a talk in the NCRC building 16, 266C on learning health systems. Read more about her talk.

October 5, 2015

Upcoming talk: Wearables in Surgical and Medical Education

Thursday October 8th, Clifford Craig, MD will be presenting "Wearables in Surgical and Medical Education". Dr. Craig is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Clerkship Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He also serves on the Steering Committees for the Academy of Medical Educators and Simulation Center. 

September 30, 2015

12 tips for developing, implementing, and sustaining medical education fellowship programs, in article co-authored by DLHS faculty Drs Gruppen and Mullan

Dr. Gruppen and Dr Mullan co-authored the article that was recently published in Medical Teacher. This article chronicles 12 tips for medical education fellowship programs (MEFP) drawing on expertise from 28 MEFP directors.

September 29, 2015

New publication from DLHS faculty, Dr. Raymond De Vries: Good Without God: Bioethics and the Sacred.

Dr. De Vries authored the article that was recently published in Society. The recently published article discusses the relationship between bioethics and religion in modern medicine.

September 28, 2015

Teen treated for heart condition at U of M Mott's Children's Hospital shares her sudden cardiac arrest story.

Teenager, Emily Orta, shared her story of sudden cardiac arrest during soccer practice and how her life was saved due to the presence of a CPR certified lifeguard and an AED.