In May 2014, the Department of Medical Education became the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). We have grown from an initial focus on continuing medical education to a basic sciences department now focused on learning sciences more broadly. 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 a complex institution that includes hospitals, outpatient care sites, a physician group, and home care
- Ultra-large scale health systems, which may reach statewide, nationwide, or worldwide
DLHS engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan Health Sciences community, the state, and the nation.
Browse the slides from a December 2014 presentation by the department chair to other basic science departments in the Medical School.