Mission, Vision, and Goals & Objectives


To develop and support best practice in medical education, in order to best support the development of caring, skilled, and knowledgeable physicians.


That all graduates from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine will be optimally prepared for the current and future practice of medicine.

Goals & Objectives

The Department of Medical Education (DME) was created in November of 2013 to unite core teaching faculty from across the college, via joint appointments, into a single department with a focus on the College’s educational mission. The department’s goals are to:

  • Assure optimal delivery of a comprehensive, integrated curriculum. The department will support collaboration among teaching faculty, leading to improved integration, consistency, and continuity both within and across courses and modules;
  • Accelerate adoption of active and engaged learning across the curriculum. Department faculty will be expected to further refine, expand and disseminate use of these methods;
  • Support faculty development. In addition to other ongoing faculty development activities, the Department will foster concentrated faculty development for our core educators with the expectation that they will then share their expertise across the college through modeling and peer mentoring;
  • Improve and develop tools for assessment of teaching and learning effectiveness at the faculty (particularly peer evaluation), course, and curricular levels;
  • Support research in medical education.

Contact Us

Department of
Medical Education

910 Madison Avenue, Rm 1002
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5506
Fax: 901-448-1488

Interim Associate Dean, Medical Education
Michael Whitt, PhD

Executive Dean
Steve Schwabb, MD