Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Office of Medical Education

Associate Dean for Curriculum:  Patricia Sexton, DHEd, FNAOME
The Office of Education Development and Services coordinates the efforts of medical educators to implement the College's teaching and assessment programs. To accomplish this mission, this department:

  • Supports first and second year clinical courses through one-on-one interaction between clinical faculty, students, and instructional coordinators.
  • Develops and monitors the College teaching and assessment calendars.
  • Implements campus-based faculty development.
  • Implements student  evaluation of teaching.
  • Provides patient simulation experiences for learning and assessment.
  • Supports web-based teaching and assessment.
  • Coordinates activities in the Performance Assessment Center (PAC).
  • Coordinates activities in the Human Patient Simulation Center (HPSC).
  • Conducts educational research.

The Supervisor of Curriculum, Jennifer Tuttle, BS, oversees the Instructional Coordinators, assists with the development of the quarterly course schedules, and facilitates the college academic calendar.

The Testing Coordinator, Teale Hocker, MBA, oversees exam testing for first and second year medical students.

The Instructional Coordinators assist clinical instructors by developing multimedia presentations, designing web pages for clinical courses, and coordinating many tasks to execute the clinical curriculum on campus.

The Performance Assessment personnel provide coordination for skills in the Complete DOctor course, PA-I-PE (Performance Evaluation), PA-II-PE, and PA-III-PE Post-Core-Testing. Much of this work takes place at the College’s Performance Assessment Center.

The Human Patient Simulation Center provides a teaching laboratory where the students can practice patient care with the use of Human Patient Simulators (computer-model-driven, full-sized mannequins).

The Curriculum CoordinatorValerie Hamlin, BS, supports the work of the Curriculum Committee and is involved in various aspects medical education support.

The Secretary for Medical Education is Lois Epperson.
The Administrative Support for Medical Education is Jody Peterson, BP