Department of Medical Education

Dr. Ilene HarrisThe Department of Medical Education (DME) is headed by Dr. Ilene Harris and is recognized internationally for offering the continuum of graduate preparation for Health Professions Education (HPE) leadership and scholarship. Its long-standing Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) program has been referred to by external evaluators as the "gold standard" of such programs. DME also offers a doctoral program in HPE, in collaboration with the College of Education at UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago), and at the other end of the continuum, certificate programs for clinical education program directors, for clinical teachers, and in standardized-patient-based education. Increasingly, we offer customized international certificate programs.

DME Resources

Office of Assessment and Evaluation
Health Humanities
Simulation in Chicago is represented by the Graham Clinical Performance Center 
Simulation in Peoria is represented by the Jump Trading Simulation Center

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