Seetha U. Monrad, M.D., was appointed assistant dean for assessment, evaluation and quality improvement, effective April 1, 2018.
She works in the areas of program evaluation, educational assessment, and quality improvement for medical education in the Office of Medical Student Education. She also works closely with the associate dean in the Office of Medical Student Education to prioritize evaluation and assessment initiatives. In addition, she oversees curriculum analysis and outcomes data to foster opportunities for quality improvement.
She received her M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1997. After an internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, she was appointed instructor of internal medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago. From 2001-03, she completed a rheumatology fellowship at the University of Michigan and subsequently joined the faculty in 2003 as a clinical lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine. She rose through the ranks to clinical associate professor of internal medicine in 2017, and received an additional appointment in the Department of Learning Health Sciences in 2016.
Her research focus is on medical education, with an emphasis on medical student education and curriculum transformation. She has directed a number of pre-clinical medical school courses and currently serves as director of the first two years of the medical student curriculum (the Trunk) and of the immunopathology sequence. Additionally, she serves on the Clinical Competency Committee.
She was the 2014 recipient of the Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching and, in 2015, was inducted into the Medical School’s League of Educational Excellence.