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.

Course Director: Dr. Erin Nelson, 

Assistant Course Director: Dr. Valerie Johnston

Assistant Director – Community Impact Project: Dr. Stacy Grau


Lead: Stuart Pickell, M.D.,


Lead: Janice Knebl, D.O.,

Global Health

Lead: Ryan Stroder, D.O.,

Health Care Delivery

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

Health Equity

Lead: TBD

Health Care & Human Centered Design

Lead: Stacy Landreth Grau, Ph.D.,

Health Care Policy & Advocacy

Lead: Valerie Johnston, Ph.D., M.B.A.,


Lead: Tim Niacaris, M.D., Ph.D.,

Patient Safety & Continuous Quality Improvement

Lead: Paul Bhella, M.D.,

Psychological & Behavioral Science

Lead: Erin Nelson, Psy.D.,

Public Health

Lead: Talmage Holmes, Ph.D.,

Team-Based Care

Lead: Val Gokenbach, D.M., R.N., M.B.A.,