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Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)

MD Program

The Senior Associate Dean for Education, Robert Anderson, M.D., oversees undergraduate medical education, including curriculum management, admissions, student affairs, assessment and evaluation, and educational technology.

Our integrated four-year curriculum was designed to promote self-directed and lifelong learning through all four years of the curriculum. Students are provided with opportunities to select projects and tracks of learning that are of personal interest.

The MD program curriculum is led by a team of Assistant Deans, Phases I and II, in years one and two, are the Essentials Core, led by Assistant Dean Andrew Bradford, PhD. Phase III, the third year, is the Clinical Core and is led by Assistant Dean Brenda Bucklin, MD. The Longitudinal Curriculum​ is led by Assistant Dean, Marsha Anderson, MD

The Office of Student Life, which is comprised of Admissions and Student Affairs, is led by Maureen Garrity, PhD. The Admissions office is led by Assistant Dean Nichole Zehnder, MD. The Office of Student Affairs is led by Assistant Dean Terri Blevins, EdD. The Curriculum Office is directed by Michele Doucette, PhD. ​The Evaluation office is directed by Gretchen Guiton, Ph.D. The Office of Education Technology is directed by Helen Macfarlane, MA.

 Eva Aagaard, M.D., serves as director of the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence, a state-of-the-art center for standardized patients and simulation.​​