Office of Educational Affairs (OEA)

Location: Student Wing
Telephone:  508-856-4250
Fax: 508-856-3700
URL: http://www.umassmed.edu/oea

Under the oversight of the Senior Associate Dean, the Office of Educational Affairs (OEA) seeks to advance the educational mission of the School of Medicine, by providing the following services and resources:

  • Provide leadership and oversight for institutional accreditation processes (NEASC and LCME).
  • Assessment and research in medical education and institutional reporting and quality tracking for educational programs through the Division of Institutional Research, Evaluation & Assessment.
  • Enhanced teaching, learning and assessment opportunities in medical education provided by the nationally recognized Standardized Patient Program.
  • Simulation-based programs including task trainers, cardio-pulmonary simulation, full body mannequins, neonatal simulation and many additional resources available for use by trained faculty to provide educational opportunities to small groups offered by the interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (iCELS).
  • Special educational opportunities provided by ongoing grants and funding opportunities.

The OEA administers several national educational grants awarded to the Medical School to promote curriculum innovation and enhancement in the teaching of a variety of subjects. Topics enhanced through external grant-funded initiatives over the past decade have included: health communication, professionalism, complementary and alternative medicine, sexuality and sexual health, managed care, community outreach to underserved populations’ and medical education research. The OEA also administers an internal grant program, Innovations in Interprofessional Education Grants (IPEG), which provides limited funding to faculty, residents and students to support educational innovation.

The Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs also oversees the diverse offices of the School of Medicine comprising Admissions, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education.