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Komal Kochhar

Dr. Kochhar is the Director of Educational Affairs Data Analytics and the Director of Research in Medical Education in the Dean’s Office of Educational Affairs.  She is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology 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, she served as a House Surgeon in Delhi until 1999 and obtained her master’s degree in Health Administration (MHA) from Indiana University in 2003. Dr. Kochhar has 20 years of experience successfully managing and directing projects in collaboration with clinical and basic science departments within the Indiana University School of Medicine. She has received continuous funding to support health services research and medical educational research, garnering over $2.85M as a principal investigator or co-investigator on 59 funded grants and contracts. She has authored or co-authored 319 technical reports and 21 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at 107 local / regional, 39 national and 3 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