The mission of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine medical student education program is to graduate compassionate medical doctors with a broad understanding of medicine and the abilities required to provide excellent patient care and to attain their residency of choice.
The OME provides for central coordination of the curriculum and other educational programs, and assures that all operational matters of the academic programs are compliant with accreditation standards dictated by the LCME.
Some of the ways the OME provides management and oversight of the medical curriculum include:
- Collaborating with faculty to create an integrated yearly academic schedule.
- Providing support for the Curriculum Committees, the Educational Policy Committee, the Curriculum Analysis and Revision Task Force and Performance and Advancement committees.
- Presenting faculty development seminars and programs on teaching and learning.
- Managing the Clinical Skills Standardized Patient Program.
- Coordinating online block and clerkship evaluations.
- Supporting and administering LCMS+, the curriculum management software.
- Administering computerized examinations, analyzing results, and communicating these to block directors and students.
- Assisting block directors in creating end-of-block NBME exams.
- Providing support to faculty facilitators of the Learning Communities.
- Supporting faculty in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Serving the educational needs of 700 medical students, the OME achieves success through teamwork that is characterized by mutual respect and adaptability.
Throughout the ongoing process of curricular revision, we embrace new ideas and are innovative in our thinking as we find the most effective and efficient ways to improve medical education.