The Department of Medical Education houses the offices of Undergraduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Student Success, and Medical Student Services, collectively under the leadership of the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education.

The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) is the unit within the Department of Medical Education charged with preclinical and clinical education in the four-year School of Medicine M.D. curriculum.  The Office of UME synergistically works in concert with other departmental and interdepartmental units to facilitate medical education at the undergraduate level and provides support to the Medical Education Committee (MEC) in curriculum oversight and evaluation. The UME Curriculum Support Team provides instructional, assessment, evaluation, and curriculum committee services spanning the preclinical and clinical experiences leading to the MD degree and works closely with course and clerkship directors in planning and delivery of the curriculum under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education:


Kevin Leon, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care


Assistant Dean for Clinical Education:

James Willig, M.D.

Associate Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases


Accreditation | Curriculum Development | UME Faculty Educator Development & Enrichment | Oversight of UME Educational Scheduling, Curriculum Support Services, & Technologies | SOM Academic Calendar:


Kristina T. C. Panizzi-Woodley Blackwell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Curriculum Development and Accreditation Management
Director, PROSPER Educator Enrichment Faculty Development Program
LCME Accreditation Compliance Officer 


Educational Research | Evaluation and Data Management Analysis:

James Jackson, Ph.D.

Professor (retired/consultant)

Anne Zinski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Evaluation | Co-Enrolled Electives & Special Topics:

Mike Belue

Program Manager


Assessments and Grade Data Management | ARS | Audio-Video | Curriculum Support Services:

Kenneth Hurd

Instructional Design Specialist, Senior | Testing Administrator


Facilities & Room Scheduling | Curriculum Support Services:

Tiffany Henderson

Office Services Specialist


Module Coordination | Curricular Support Services:

Nancy Hunt

MS-1 Preclerkship Module Coordinator

Sharon Noser

MS-2 Preclerkship Module Coordinator


Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) Program:

Anna Neklyudova

ICM Program Director

Freddie Walker, Jr.
ICM Program Coordinator


Administrative Support Services | Curriculum Support Services:

Fatrina Pierce

Office Associate