A substantive focus within the Office of Medical Education & Student Development is educational research. We seek to improve physician training through conducting and publishing high quality educational research. We believe that teaching and assessment methods used in physician training programs should be based on the scholarly literature pertaining to effective educational "best practices".
Specific areas of interest are varied and include policy development, predictive validity studies, curriculum development, student assessment and program evaluation methods, and educational consultation. We also seek to focus on educational practices that will influence medical trainees to choose careers in primary care disciplines.
Our faculty researchers are skilled at a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods. If you would like to consult with a faculty member concerning an educational research project, please contact our offices. We would enjoy collaborating with you on studies of mutual interest!