UMMS Collaborative Initiative Featured in Times of India

A recent article in the Times of India highlighted the progress being made by a group of UMMS faculty and their colleagues in India as they define and refine curriculum for health professions education.  Funded by a US Department of State award under the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative program, the Medical School and institutional partner Maharashtra University of the Health Sciences (MUHS) are establishing a self-sustaining masters degree program in education specifically designed for health professions faculty.

The group, led by Dr. Larry Gruppen, Josiah Macy, Jr. Professor of Medical Education, and Chair of the Department of Medical Education, engaged with nearly twenty collaborators from MUHS and other Indian institutions through a series of workshops, lectures, and presentations focused on competency-based curriculum and incorporating the use of technology-based syllabi. Members of the India team included MUHS Vice chancellor, Dr. Arun Jamkar, and Dr. Payal Bansal, Division Centre Head of Pune University. 

Other key UMMS faculty involved in this initiative and joining Dr. Gruppen in this recent delegation are Drs. J. Thomas Fitzgerald and Patricia Mullen (Medical Education), Dr. Monica Lypson (Internal Medicine and Medical Education), Dr. Steven Kasten (Surgery), and Dr. Caren Stalburg (OBGYN and Medical Education).  The University of Michigan Medical School is one of only a handful of medical institutions in the US to have a department dedicated to medical education.

Read the Times of India article here.

Read an earlier announcement about this collaboration here.

Six UMMS faculty recently participated in learning activities for the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative program between the Medical School and the Maharashtra University of the Health Sciences.