Department of Medical Education
About the Department
The Department of Medical Education was established in 1963 to support and transform the education of health professionals at the Keck School of Medicine. The department is vital to supporting Keck’s mission of educating physicians and advancing medical education more broadly through its provision and oversight of instructional design, faculty development, policy and curriculum development, student assessment, learner and program evaluation, student academic support, and by conducting and disseminating research in medical education. The department administers the MD program and co-administers the MD-PhD program, and contains the administrative offices of Admissions, Student Affairs, Curriculum, and Diversity and Inclusion. The department also oversees the Master of Academic Medicine, the Master of Science in Narrative Medicine, and the Undergraduate Minor in Health Care Studies.
The Department of Medical Education is the home for faculty with expertise in medical education including course and program evaluation, instructional design, curriculum development, faculty development, assessment and evaluation, clinical skills assessment, research design, psychometrics, and statistical analysis to support the education mission at Keck.