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Welcome to #MedEd Matters!

So, why have we started a BLOG?

It’s simple, really. We want to be able to communicate with our community of educators about Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). There is so much going on both within and outside of our institution. This is an exciting time to be part of shaping future physicians. At IUSM, training our students translates directly into transforming healthcare for our state; 50% of practicing physicians in Indiana were educated at IUSM!

What will this BLOG be about?

A wide variety of topics will be covered in this format. We will discuss concrete things like new policies, updates in curriculum reform and personnel. We will explore theoretical zones with short pieces about educational theory. We will have “color commentary” about historical figures and events in medicine. We will BRAG about some of our faculty and their accomplishments. We will share results of some surveys that we do. We will answer questions that seem to arise continually like – “How do I check my faculty evaluations?”.  We will introduce you to new systems, software or equipment in use for education as needed. We will point you toward interesting new publications (and occasionally some old classics) in medical education.  In short, we will use the BLOG to communicate directly with you, our faculty colleagues about what is going on.

Who is writing the BLOG?

#MedEd Matters! is managed jointly by Lorie Shuck (Director of Learning Technology) and Sara Jo Grethlein (Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education). Each piece will have a cited author, but you can expect to hear regularly from;

Mark Seifert, PhD – Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Foundational Sciences

Aloysius (Butch) Humbert, MD – Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Clinical Sciences

Melissa Alexander, EdD – Director of Student Assessment

Tony Ribera, PhD – Director of Program Evaluation

Sarah Lang, PhD – Curriculum Specialist

How Can I Make Sure Not to Miss New Postings?

You can subscribe to our BLOG by clicking the “Follow UME Blog via RSS” link to the left and keep up-to-date with our blog posts in your RSS reader.

The views expressed in this content represent the perspective and opinions of the author and may or may not represent the position of Indiana University School of Medicine.

Sara Grethlein

Bio coming soon.