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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 - May 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.

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. 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 that model the real world of practice; and
  • 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 ultra-large scale systems (which may span the state, nation, or world).



April 22, 2015

Recent presentations from AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs conference

Joel Purkiss, PhD and joint faculty Sally Santen, MD, PhD presented at the April 2015 AAMC conference in Columbus, OH.  Their presentations include “Internal consistency of medical school interview scores” and “Implementation of a staff-driven exam quality improvement process”.  Dr. Santen also presented "Effect of Doximity Residency Rankings on Residency Applicants’ Program Choices" at the conference.