From the Dean

From the Dean

From the Dean

November 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Our Indians into Medicine (INMED) program is one to be proud of, but I am especially proud after the recent announcement that the program was one of four recipients of the 2019 Award for Excellence in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Medical Education and Patient Care bestowed by the AlphaRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

November 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm

This past Tuesday, Susan and I attended a very special event on the Northeast (Grand Forks) campus. Along with dozens of others from the SMHS, UND, and Grand Forks community, we attended the opening exhibition of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Art Gallery located on the secondRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

October 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm

This week was notable for three events at the School and UND. The first was Primary Care Week, wherein a variety of related events were featured through the coordination of our Center for Rural Health. I had a chance to sit in on several of the presentations, including a reallyRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

October 25, 2019 at 9:20 am

Last week I attended the fall meeting of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the national body that accredits all of the 154 medical schools in the U.S. and the 17 in Canada that grant M.D. degrees. By the way, the reason that it is called a “Liaison” committeeRead More

From the (Associate) Dean

From the (Associate) Dean

October 17, 2019 at 10:58 pm

Health care is constantly changing, which in turn requires health care education to continually evolve. The UND SMHS has a long history of such innovation: problem-based learning, team-based learning, online learning, interprofessional education, simulation, membership in the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education, and the establishment of an initiative inRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

October 11, 2019 at 12:01 am

Due to the inclement weather, Dr. Wynne’s column has been postponed until next week. His archive of previous columns can be found online here.

From the Dean

From the Dean

October 4, 2019 at 12:01 am

Homecoming 2019 is in full swing, with multiple events at the UND SMHS today and activities throughout the weekend. The UND Alumni Association & Foundation hosted the annual Sioux Awards last night, as it has done since the awards’ inception in 1962, to recognize leaders in government and business, highRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 26, 2019 at 4:47 pm

This has been an exciting week for the School—and next week will be just as exciting with all the UND Homecoming 2019 events on tap! This past Monday, UND recognized the academic achievements of faculty members who were promoted and/or granted tenure. Our School was well-represented (making up 43 percentRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 20, 2019 at 12:01 am

A recent visit to my granddaughters’ local library got me thinking about health provider education in the future (really!). The little one had pulled me up to an area on the second floor of the library where there was a balcony overlooking the rest of the children’s area. The firstRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 12, 2019 at 11:24 am

Here we go again! One of the recurring events in higher education is the need to engage in reaccreditation of each of our health care academic programs. Our medical student curriculum is no exception, and our next accreditation visit from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) likely will beRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 6, 2019 at 12:01 am

This past Wednesday, Susan and I attended a fun event—the second annual Longest Table get-together held on University Avenue in Grand Forks. It was an opportunity for those in the greater Grand Forks community to come together for talk, music, and supper. It was quite a sight—there were 127 tablesRead More

From the (Assistant) Dean

From the (Assistant) Dean

August 30, 2019 at 12:01 am

This week’s “From the Dean” column is brought to you by Patrick Carr, Ph.D., the School’s assistant dean for medical curriculum, who will discuss facilitating leadership in medical students and unmasking the “hidden curriculum.” As another academic year begins, our thoughts are focused on helping our incoming students on theirRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

August 23, 2019 at 12:01 am

As part of my new duties as UND’s interim president, I had the pleasure and honor of hosting the annual UND Bus Tour of North Dakota earlier this week. Along with about 30 new faculty and administrators, we traveled across the northern portion of North Dakota. Each year since 1990,Read More

From the Dean

From the Dean

August 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Next week, I will be “On the Road Again” in my new role as interim president of UND. Along with about 30 new faculty and administrators, we will board a UND bus and travel across the northern portion of North Dakota. Each year since 1990, UND’s newcomers board the busRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

August 9, 2019 at 12:01 am

This has been an exciting week as the School welcomed 77 entering medical students from the Class of 2023 to campus. My wife Dr. Susan Farkas and I hosted a reception for them this past Wednesday evening at the North Dakota Museum of Art, and it was fun for usRead More