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


UME Office of Faculty Development for Education:


Kristina Theresa (Panizzi-Woodley) Blackwell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Medical Education


Educational Research | Evaluation, Assessment, and Data Management Analysis:

James Jackson, Ph.D.

Professor (retired/consultant)

Anne Zinski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Medical Education


Curriculum Support Team Management | Evaluation, Assessment | Co-Enrolled Electives & Special Topics:

Mike Belue

Program Manager


Assessment Testing | Grade Data Management | ARS, AV, Educational Technologies | Lab Management:

Kenneth Hurd

Instructional Design Specialist, Senior | Testing Administrator


Facilities & Room Scheduling | Lab Management | Coordination | Clerical:

Tiffany Henderson

Office Services Specialist


Module Coordination | MEDMap Course Management System:

Nancy Hunt

MS-1 Preclerkship Module Coordinator

Sharon Noser

MS-2 Preclerkship Module Coordinator


Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) Program:

Anna (Neklyudova) Munger

ICM Program Director

Freddie Walker, Jr.
ICM Program Coordinator


Office of Service Learning:

Kristin Boggs

Program Director


Office of Scholarly Activity:

April Boyd

Office Associate


Administrative Support Services | Clerical | Financial:

Fatrina Pierce

Office Associate