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



July 12, 2016
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In Situ PICU Mock Codes

12:00 PM

Towsley Center, G2400

As part of its monthly Brown Bag series, the Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) is a hosting a talk "In Situ PICU Mock Codes" presented by Waseem Ostwani, MD, Clinical Lecturer in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases.


June 24, 2016

Dr. Joel Purkiss publishes research on teaching effectiveness on different trainees

"Teaching Effectiveness Differs by Type of Trainee: Variations in Faculty Rankings Between Surgery Residents and Medical Students" was recently published in The American Journal of Surgery. The article aims to identify teaching components valued by these different sets of learners. 

June 24, 2016

Construction of the new Independent Simulation (or ISim) space has begun

This significant expansion of the Clinical Simulation Center in the Towsley Continuing Education Building will be a state of the art addition dedicated to independent learning combining computer based instruction and assessment with simulation based learning for medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, nurses and all UMHS staff. 

June 22, 2016

Dr. Helen Morgan publishes research on women in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics learning communities

Helen Morgan, MD co-authored the article that was recently Learning Communities Research and Practice. The article examines the effectiveness of a living-learning community (LLC) for underrepresented minorities and first-generation first-year women interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.