Educational Affairs

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

The Medical Student Education team provides support to meet the needs of MD students as they pursue their medical degrees at IU School of Medicine. This office also serves faculty by providing resources and guidance for curriculum development, program assessment, student evaluation and learning technology.

Advancing Residency and Fellowship Training

Medical residencies and fellowships at IU School of Medicine provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient training experiences for future physicians as well as opportunities for physicians-in-training to participate in medical research. IU School of Medicine sponsors 94 ACGME-accredited and 60 non-ACGME residencies and fellowships in a broad range of specialties.
Michelle S. Howenstine, MD

Michelle S. Howenstine, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education
James H. Jones, MD

James H. Jones, MD

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education

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

Continuing Medical Education programs offered through Indiana University School of Medicine include a variety of activities–ranging from large multi-day conferences to on-demand online modules. The division offers traditional lectures as well as in-depth QI projects, and topics touch a multitude of specialties.

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.