Office of Medical Student Education Contact Information

The Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) oversees the curriculum for the MD program at Washington University School of Medicine.

Our mission is to cultivate the best environment in which medical education and instruction can flourish. To achieve this, our office:

  • Provides support to enhance the administrative, technical, and professional expertise of faculty and staff.
  • Provides the necessary resources to create a collaborative and amiable environment that allows students and faculty to excel in teaching and learning.
  • Monitors local and national environments to inform continuous development.
  • Continuously searches for new ways to strengthen and expand faculty and curriculum development programs and implement innovative teaching initiatives.

Allyson R. Zazulia, MD, professor of neurology and of radiology, accepts from Professor of the Year award from the Class of 2017. Medical students present the Distinguished Service Teaching Awards to course masters each fall. Photo: Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Specifically, our office is responsible for:

“Our elite student body, world-class faculty, and forward-thinking administration are helping us lead nationwide transformations in medical education.”

Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD

Associate Dean, Medical Student Education
Assistant Professor of Surgery


Contact information

Office Location: Bernard Becker Medical Library, Third Floor, Room 301, 660 S. Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
Mailing address: Campus Box 8214, 660 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Fax: (314) 362-3439
Hours: 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Michael Awad, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Medical Student Education
Sara Spears
Executive Secretary for the Associate Dean
for Medical Student Education
Kathy Diemer, MD
Assistant Dean of Career Counseling
Angie MacBryde
Program Coordinator Career Counseling
Melanie Smigielski
Manager Curriculum Office:  Fourth Year Electives
Hanah Paluga
Secretary for Curriculum
Melissa DeHart
Administrative Coordinator
Cory Brant
Education Technology Specialist
Jamie Breuer
Curriculum Support Manager
Melody Cox
Course Manager for Practice of Medicine
Rashad Whittier
Coordinator Curriculum Support
Christine Chettle
Course Coordinator for Practice of Medicine
Phillip Blevins
Coordinator Curriculum Support
Sarah Kalkbrenner
Departmental Accounting Assistant

Linda Hanson

Coordinator Curriculum Support

Molly McHatton

Secretary for Practice of Medicine