Preparation for Practice

This novel component will coalesce around biomedical informatics, geriatrics, population and precision health, cultural competency, patient safety, wellness, global health, health care economics and team approach to care.

This approach goes beyond a traditional medical education, providing students with practical tools and information to solve real-world problems and adapt to radical changes in their career.


Lead: Stuart Pickell, M.D.


Lead: Janice Knebl, D.O.

Health Care Delivery

Lead: Mark Chassay, M.D., M.B.A.

Health Care Policy & Advocacy

Lead: Amy Anderson, D.N.P


Lead: Tim Niacaris, M.D.

Patient Safety & Continuous Quality Improvement

Lead: Paul Bhella, M.D.

Physician as Educator

Interim Lead: Erin Nelson, Psy.D

Population Health

Lead: Chase Crossno, M.P.H. & Ryan Stroder, D.O.

Psychological and Behavioral Sciences

Lead: Erin Nelson, Psy.D.

Team-Based Care

Leads: Val Gokenbach, D.M., R.N., M.B.A. & Elaine Nelson, D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC, CENP