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 sciences that can make learning effective, routine, and scalable, from individuals up to systems that span states and nations. 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
Helen Morgan, MD, David Marzano, MD, and Maya Hammoud, MD co-authored the article that was recently published in the Journal of Surgical Education. The article aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a preoperative skills curriculum, and to assess and document competence in associated Obstetrics and Gynecology Level 1 Milestones.
Recent publication from Drs. Sally Santen & Joel Purkiss on interviewing models for medical school interviews
Sally Santen, MD, PhD and Joel Purkiss, PhD collaborated on the research that was recently published in Academic Medicine. The article describes the hybrid interview format the University of Michigan Medical School implemented in 2014. The interview format combines traditional interview methods with the newer innovative, multisampling interview format.
Larry Gruppen's, PhD research was recently published in Assessing Competence in Professional Performance across Disciplines and Professions. The article discusses how this essential component in determining a health professional's competence must be done using a variety of assessments due to the complex nature of clinical reasoning.