Eva’s Excerpt January 2021

Looking Ahead As an anchor institution and major economic driver in St Louis, Washington University School of Medicine is uniquely equipped to help heal some of the wounds of our nation that are currently on full display. Now is an opportunity to own the role our actions have played in leading to this moment and […]

Medical Education Research Unit

The Medical Education Research Unit (MERU) in the Office of Education conducts and supports education research and scholarship at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). The MERU was established in 2015, by Dr. Alison Whelan, WUSM’s previous Senior Associate Dean for Education, Dr. Dorothy Andriole, and Dr. Donna Jeffe who was the inaugural Director of […]

Thank You Dr. Klingensmith and Welcome Dr. Spencer

Late last spring, Dr. Klingensmith told me that she would need to step down from the role of Director of the Academy of Educators. As many of you know, Mary is the Vice Chair for Education in Surgery and the Mary Culver Distinguished Professor of Surgery, in addition to her role as Inaugural Director of […]

Office of Education Welcomes New Team Members

Welcome to the following new members of the Office of Education team. Aaron Baker, Standardized Patient Program Educator Aaron Baker is assuming the role of SP Educator, working with SPs in case portrayal and quality assurance of standardization of portrayals. He will also be involved in on-boarding activities for new SPs. Aaron has worked as […]

Statement Regarding Events on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Dear Students, On Wednesday, we saw an event of domestic terrorism unfold that likely shook many of us to our core. It was meant to thread fear into the fabric of our nation and to shutter a democratic process foundational to the transition of leadership. As a country and as a community, we cannot and […]

Eva’s Excerpt December 2020

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” — William Arthur Ward I came across this quote in contemplating my words for this month’s excerpt. It struck a chord on a number of levels but it especially resonates right now in this incredibly challenging moment we are facing […]

Wellness Resources

Wellness and Professional Resources: WUSM Wellness Resources How to give positive feedback Meeting Practices The Looming Surges: 4 Ways to Recharge Worklife with Adam Grant The Art of Saying “No” Your “Surge Capacity” is Depleted – It’s Why You Feel Awful

Eva’s Excerpt November 2020

In all honesty, I am struggling. I am struggling as a leader to know what to say to you all right now as we enter what for many of us, including me, is one of the most challenging times of many of our lives. We are beaten down by the COVID-19 pandemic, racism, violence, natural […]