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Stay up to date on the latest news and stories from the Office of Educational Improvement.

  • Interprofessional Education in MCW School of Medicine: Gratitude and Hope for the Future

    During October and November, MCW students will participate in workshops helping them to hone their skills in the essentials of interprofessional care: communication, values and ethics, professional roles and responsibilities, and teamwork.

  • OEI Teaching Toolbox: Faculty Quick Guides

    The Office of Educational Improvement’s Teaching Toolbox offers a selection of resources to support our teaching faculty, including resources to support faculty learning. Please refer to the Teaching Toolbox for a variety of Faculty Quick Guides on topics relevant to health sciences education.

  • OEI Educator Leadership Certificate Program

    The Office of Educational Improvement is pleased to announce their new certificate program in Educator Leadership! This program is designed to develop knowledge and skills in faculty who aspire to various leadership roles in education.

  • Virtual Reality in Health Sciences Education

    With the increasing drive to provide clinical learning experiences, and the inherent difficulties in doing so, simulation has gained momentum as a method of delivering experiential learning.

  • OEI Teaching Toolbox: LCME Spotlight

    The Office of Educational Improvement’s Teaching Toolbox offers a selection of resources to support our teaching faculty, including resources to support our medical school’s LCME accreditation.

  • OEI Teaching Toolbox: The Feedback Loop

    The Office of Educational Improvement’s Teaching Toolbox offers a selection of resources to support our teaching faculty, including resources to support the feedback process in education. These resources include peer-reviewed articles related to giving and receiving feedback.

  • OEI Teaching Toolbox: Competency-Based Medical Education

    The Office of Educational Improvement’s Teaching Toolbox offers a selection of resources to support our teaching faculty, including resources to support competency-based medical education. These resources are provided to help our educational faculty and staff understand competencies and entrustable professional activities, or EPAs.

  • OEI Teaching Toolbox: Distance Learning

    The Office of Educational Improvement’s Teaching Toolbox offers a selection of resources to support our teaching faculty, including variety of resources to support distance learning. These resources are provided to help our educational faculty and staff navigate current approaches to teaching and learning during the pandemic.

  • Residency Interview Guide for 2021-2022

    MCW Career Services has created a residency interview guide for the 2021-2022 recruitment season.

  • Resources for Clinical Advisors: 2021-2022 Residency Application Guide

    ERAS 2022 participating specialties and programs have issued additional requirements for the upcoming season.

  • OEI Teaching Toolbox

    Clinical Advisors serve an important role in medical students’ professional development and planning. Medical student advisors aid in the selection of M4 courses, evaluation of career options, and application to residency programs. This guidance is essential for medical students to obtain successful matches into postgraduate training.

  • Curriculum Corner: OEI's Instructional Design Services

    Student feedback is a cornerstone to continuous curriculum improvement. But what should faculty do when they receive feedback that prompts a desire to change? Contact OEI’s Instructional Design team, of course!

  • Star Center Updates

    Looks can be deceiving. If you walk into the newly renovated STAR Center, you may wonder what has changed. While the look of the Center remains much the same, it recently went through a complete technology refresh to better serve MCW’s simulation needs.

  • Medical Education Conferences 2021-2022

    View the list of 2011 and 2022 conference dates you might be interested in attending or submitting a scholarly abstract to in the next year.

  • Welcome Interview with Interim Senior Associate Dean, Dr. José Franco

    Dr. Jose Franco assumed the role of Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on May 14. Recently, we sat down with him to ask what challenges and opportunities he sees in his new role.

  • Interprofessional Education and COVID-19

    Interprofessional Education, or IPE, provides health professions students with core skills in communication, teamwork, collaborative practice, and ethics and values related to providing multidisciplinary care. The School of Medicine’s IPE program has implemented a four-part Core Thread series focusing building a foundation in the above skills.

  • Looking Forward, Looking Back: An Exit Interview with Dr. Hueston

    Dr. William “Bill” Hueston has served as Senior Associate Dean at MCW since 2013. In anticipation of his upcoming retirement, we interviewed Dr. Hueston about his time at our institution and his hopes for MCW’s future.

  • Medical Student Vaccinator Training

    MCW’s Hub Clinic administered 19,300 vaccine shots during its tenure. The 10,000th shot was administered by M1 medical student Natalie Yass, a reality that would not have been possible without the hard work and coordination of a team involving Academic Affairs, the Kern Institute, the Office of Research, and the School of Pharmacy.

  • Skills for Thriving Through Change

    Curriculum changes. Responsibility changes. Leadership changes. Many of us are feeling the effects of a professional environment that brings continuous changes.

  • Residency Match 2021: Match Results

    Through the Match, 242 MCW medical students (95.6 percent) obtained first-year residency positions.