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The Department of Medical Education (DME) is the oldest continuously functioning department of medical education in the world. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of the health professions education with the ultimate goal of improving the care of patients. DME continues to have significant local, national, and international influence and impact through its many and varied programmatic missions.

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In 2019, the Department of Medical Education (DME) celebrated our 60-year landmark. The Summer of 2019 marked the 20th year of our Master of Health Professions Education annual conference. Advances made by the department over the past 60 years are reflected in curriculum and evaluation, instruction, assessment, medical humanities, clinical reasoning and decision making, and patient safety and leadership.

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Patient-centered care is critical. UIC’s Patient Safety Leadership programs will prepare you to design, implement, and lead a broad range of patient safety activities. With an online master’s or graduate certificate from UIC, lead the change in your organization’s safety culture and build the competence needed in patient safety science for a high reliability organization.

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Phone: (312) 996-3590
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