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Komal Kochhar

Dr. Kochhar is the Director for Research in Medical Education in the Dean’s Office of Educational Affairs and Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She received her MBBS (MD) degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India in 1994. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Kochhar served as a House Surgeon in Delhi until 1999. She came to the United States in 2000, and obtained her master’s degree in Health Administration (MHA) from Indiana University in 2003. Dr. Kochhar has 16+ years of experience successfully managing and directing projects in collaboration with clinical and basic science departments within the Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as the Indiana State Department of Health. She has received continuous funding to support health services research and medical educational research, garnering over $2.5M as a principal investigator or co-investigator on 52 funded grants and contracts. She has authored or co-authored 193 technical reports and 22 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at 121 local, regional, national and international professional conferences.

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Into what specialties do IU School of Medicine graduates match?

With Match Day right around the corner, I thought I’d share some interesting observations about our medical graduates. IU School of Medicine has a large geographically distributed system of medical education, with more than 1,450 students enrolled across nine campuses.  Approximately two-thirds of each entering class is distributed among the eight regional campuses associated with […]

Komal Kochhar  |  Mar 08, 2018

Introduction to the Research in Medical Education Unit

The Research in Medical Education (RIME) unit has been in existence since January 2016.  We are part of the Dean’s Office of Educational Affairs.  Our mission is to promote educational research and scholarship for IUSM.  I serve as the Director of this unit, overseeing a team of 4 graduate research assistants and 2 undergraduate interns.  […]

Komal Kochhar  |  Dec 08, 2017