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OMED Mission

The Office for Medical Educator Development (OMED) guides and supports the professional development and advancement of medical educators in the UNM School of Medicine.

OMED accomplishes this mission by:

  • Consultation with faculty to facilitate incorporation of evidence-based practices into the design and implementation of curricula and instruction in diverse learning environments, in order to foster continuous improvement among medical educators;
  • Stimulating and informing transformative change initiatives in teaching and learning that arise within and external to OMED in order to meet the mission of the UNM School of Medicine;
  • Promoting teaching as a scholarly activity while providing a crucible for innovation and nurturing teachers for roles in leadership, through Medical Education Scholars and the Scholarship in Education Allocations Committee; and
  • Implementing mission-relevant professional-development programs (e.g., workshops, Learn @ Lunch) with focus, scale, duration, and delivery format consistent with the objectives and needs of stakeholders, individuals, departments, the curriculum, and communities of practice.