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National Science Foundation LHS workshop

Learning Health System (LHS) National Science Foundation Workshop

This two-day invitational workshop in 2013 engaged 45 prominent researchers and identified fundamental science and engineering research challenges to achieving a national-scale LHS.

Professional Education class

Educational Programs For Learners of All Levels

We offer a variety of in-person and online educational programs for medical students, residents, faculty, practitioners, and others, including courses, workshops, and a degree program.

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Clinical Simulation Center

The Clinical Simulation Center provides risk-free, hands-on educational programs. UMHS faculty and trainees use state-of-the-art simulators to learn the practice of medicine. 

Kanter Foundation LHS National Summit

Learning Health System - National Summit - April 2012

Dr. Charles Friedman chaired the planning committee for a two-day summit convened by the Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation that brought together over 80 prominent individuals in health care.

Med Ed Day 2014 Keynote

This year's event included a keynote address by Dr. Olle ten Cate about Entrustable Professional Activities and coincided with an American Medical Association conference.

Learning Health Sciences

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In May 2014, the Department of Medical Education became the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). Under our new name and mission, the department focuses on the concept of learning as it applies to all levels in the context of health. These areas include: 

  • An individual student, resident, or practicing professional
  • Care teams made up of individuals from multiple health professions disciplines
  • Organizations, which can be a single hospital, or an institution such as UMHS which includes hospitals, outpatient care sites, a physician group and home care
  • Ultra-large scale health systems, on a statewide or national scale, which can become “learning health systems” if learning science is applied to how they assess and improve performance and implement change

We have grown from an initial focus on continuing medical education to a basic sciences department now focused on learning sciences more broadly.

The Department of Learning Health Sciences engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan Health Sciences community, the state, and the nation.

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