Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Forms New Department of Medical Education

News Archive September 20, 2013

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Forms New Department of Medical Education

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) has formed a new Department of Medical Education. Under the direction of chair Mark Kuczewski, PhD, and vice-chair William C. McGaghie, PhD, the department will focus on faculty development to create an even more engaging environment for Loyola medical students.

“The Department of Medical Education will build on the strengths of our core faculty,” said Linda Brubaker, MD, dean of the Stritch School of Medicine. “Its mission is to develop current and future colleagues to be Stritch educators who offer a transformative educational experience by developing curricular innovations that contribute to the formation of well-rounded physicians in the Jesuit-Catholic educational tradition.”

The department, approved Sept. 6, 2013, by the Loyola University Chicago Board of Trustees, will play a key role in advancing SSOM’s goal to develop the finest medical educators in the country. It will build a curriculum that will be cutting-edge and yet rooted in the traditions of medicine, creating a firm foundation for the advancement of the physicians of tomorrow.

To increase educational opportunities, it will promote innovation across schools of Loyola University Chicago. Additionally, the department will interact with SSOM and Loyola’s Health Sciences Division institutes, especially the Leischner Institute for Medical Education and Institute for Transformative Professional Education, to foster collaboration among educators and researchers.

With media inquiries, contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call 708.216.5313 or 708.417.5100.

The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division (HSD) advances interprofessional, multidisciplinary, and transformative education and research while promoting service to others through stewardship of scientific knowledge and preparation of tomorrow's leaders. The HSD is located on the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Illinois. It includes the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Stritch School of Medicine, the biomedical research programs of the Graduate School, and several other institutes and centers encouraging new research and interprofessional education opportunities across all of Loyola University Chicago. The faculty and staff of the HSD bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a strong commitment to seeing that Loyola's health sciences continue to excel and exceed the standard for academic and research excellence. For more on the HSD, visit LUC.edu/hsd.
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