Over the past 6 months, new part-time curriculum co-directors have been added to the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education. As previously reported in The Pulse, Dr. Joy Sturtevant and Dr. Andrew Hollenbach accepted part-time positions as Basic Science Curriculum Co-Directors. They will serve as liaisons between the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education and individual courses to support to course directors, ensure compliance with accreditation standards, and facilitate continued integration of basic science material.
Dr. Catherine (Cacky) Hebert, Dr. Angela McLean, and Dr. Taniya De Silva joined the Office as Clinical Science Curriculum Co-Directors. They will serve as liaisons between the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education and individual clerkships to provide support to clerkship directors, ensure compliance with accreditation standards, enhance the teaching and assessment of clinical skills, and develop additional uses for simulation in teaching and assessment. All five of these faculty members have been recognized as excellent educators. They have worked on curriculum renewal for several years and are very knowledgeable about the curriculum goals and educational program objectives that directed the recent revision.
Dr. Hebert, an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, has been the course director for the second year clinical skills courses for many years, including the recently developed Clinical Skills Integration 200 and Clerkship Preparation courses. She is passionate about teaching physical diagnosis and the fundamentals of clinical medicine. She has also served as the associate program director for the internal medicine residency since 2008.
Dr. McLean, an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, served for many years as the Medical Director of Student Health Services and is a preceptor in the continuity clinic for internal medicine residents. She is also the Director of Student Development in the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement and in this capacity she has served as the liaison between that office and the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education to enhance our teaching of cultural competency
Dr. De Silva, an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, section of Endocrinology, is the section head of Endocrinology and the fellowship director for Endocrinology. She is the course co-director for the second year course Diseases and Therapy of the Endocrine/Reproductive Systems.