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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.

Associate Dean Stephen Wolf, MD, leads the MD Curriculum. 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 Interim Assistant Dean Ozzie Grenardo, MD. The Office of Student Affairs is led by Interim Assistant Dean Terri Blevins, MA. The Evaluation office is directed by Gretchen Guiton, Ph.D. The Office of Education Technology is directed by Helen Macfarlane, MA.

Supporting UME, Amy Collins Davis, M.B.A., serves as Director of Finance and Administration. 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.​