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 of care providers
  • 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 levels of complex organizations and large-scale systems that span states and nations



July 28, 2015

Submit your work by Aug 15 to the inaugural Health Professions Education Day

Health Professions Education (HPE) Day will be September 16 from 9 am - 1 pm. HPE Day, an evolution of Med Ed Day, will bring together educational scholars, practitioners, researchers and students from across the 7 health sciences schools and educational partners. The plenary speaker for the 2015 Gilmore Keynote Lecture is Catherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H. The planning committee invites all members of the Health Professions Education Community to submit abstracts by August 15.