Led by Paul M. Wallach, MD, Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Institutional Improvement, the Office of Educational Affairs seeks to continuously improve the quality of medical education at all nine statewide campuses of IU School of Medicine. The office coordinates the educational programs and support services of IU School of Medicine, including MD admissions, academic advising, curriculum, learning technology, reaccreditation and more. The Educational Affairs team also oversees the school’s undergraduate Health Professions Programs, Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education.
Continuously Improving MD Curriculum
The Office of Educational Affairs developed a new curriculum for the school’s statewide MD program, which launched with the class of 2020. The new curriculum focuses on integrating clinical experiences and basic sciences and offers opportunities for learners to more deeply explore foundational science, specifically in their chosen specialty. While the legacy curriculum prepared excellent physicians, the new curriculum reflects and supports changes in healthcare delivery models, readying students to practice medicine in a team-based interdisciplinary setting.
Supporting Medical Student Education
Advancing Residency and Fellowship Training
Medical Research and Graduate Studies
Through the Graduate Division, IU School of Medicine offers nine research-based doctoral degree programs; 10 basic and applied science master’s degree programs; the NIH-designated Medical Scientist Training Program (combined MD/PhD); and graduate certificates in Clinical Science, Medical Dosimetry, Health Innovation and Implementation Science, and Translational Science. In addition to administering the School of Medicine graduate programs, the Graduate Division provides support to graduate students, the academic programs and departments, as well as services for postdoctoral trainees at IU School of Medicine and its associated hospitals and institutions and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Training for Practicing Physicians
IU School of Medicine in the Community
Just one way our physicians and students support healthy outcomes is through service learning activities in communities across Indiana. These curricular and co-curricular community based education programs are structured learning experiences that actively engage students, faculty and community members in a dynamic partnership that intentionally connects community-identified concerns with learning objectives for IU School of Medicine students.