Learning Health Sciences

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In May 2014, the Department of Medical Education became the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). We are a basic science department focused on the learning sciences, applied to health, at all levels of scale from individuals up to large scale systems. DLHS engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan Health Sciences community, the state, the nation, and the globe. 

The department is organized into three sub-units:

  • The Division of Professional Education, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams (which may include individuals from multiple health professions)
  • The Clinical Simulation Center, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams in environments with advanced simulation technology that model the real world of clinical practice
  • The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems, which focuses on learning at the organizational level (which may be a single hospital or a complex institution) and by large-scale systems (which may span the state, nation, or world)



May 25, 2015

New publication: Achieving ACGME Duty Hours Compliance within Advanced Surgical Training: A Simulation-based Feasibility Assessment

Dr. Jacob Seagull co-authored an article that was recently published in the American Journal of Surgery. The article demonstrates how work-hour violations are inevitable given the random nature of surgical case arrival times, and that computational simulation provides a valuable tool to identify adequacy of case volumes for trainees in both the elective and emergency setting.