Health Sciences Education
Health Sciences Education (HSE) will facilitate the development of an effective and efficient M-1 year and enhance our ability to train exceptional physicians.
Chaired by Dr. Meenakshy Aiyer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, this new department will oversee the foundational course work for all medical students on the Peoria campus. It combines professors across many basic science fields, including biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, cell biology, and microbiology, alongside teaching-focused doctors who provide direct patient care.
This department’s main research focus is educational scholarship and simulation. As the health care delivery system is changing, technology plays and increasing role in medical education. Simulation will be used to make students into effective communicators as well as efficient members of and interdisciplinary team. This will provide many opportunities for educational scholarship — particularly how our educational programs impact the actual delivery of patient care.
Meenakshy Aiyer, MD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Gerald Wickham, Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Evaluation
Yerko Berrocal, MD
Jon Fisher, PhD
David McPheeters, PhD
Richard Tapping, PhD
David Dominguese, PhD
Jenna Regan, PhD
Shannon D. Egli