Institute for Innovations in Medical Education Programs & Divisions
The Institute for Innovations in Medical Education at NYU Langone is home to several divisions and programs: the Division of Education Quality, the Division of Academic Analytics, Education Information Technology, the Program for Digital Learning, the Educator Community, and our new Precision and Translational Medical Education Laboratory.
For more than 20 years, our faculty and staff have driven informatics innovation at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. We have established a national reputation and played a key role in shaping the direction of educational technology in health professions education. Our projects been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems Program, the National Science Foundation Advanced Learning Technologies Program, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the American Medical Association.
Division of Education Quality
The Division of Education Quality focuses on the integrated and longitudinal evaluation of curriculum that captures innovation and outcomes across the continuum of undergraduate and graduate medical education.
The division has three main aims:
- quality: establish continuous quality improvement processes to ensure that educational efforts are leading to intended learning outcomes
- effectiveness: turn evaluation data into insight by producing evaluations that facilitate understanding and action
- efficiency: refine evaluation systems and workflows to create efficient, streamlined, and consistent processes, in order to make the best use of available resources while minimizing burden and disruption
Division of Academic Analytics
The Division of Academic Analytics harnesses the power of advanced analytics and cognitive computing to revolutionize teaching and learning and support strategic and operational processes within the educational and research missions at NYU Langone.
The division focuses on the following areas:
- infrastructure development around NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s education, research, and faculty data analytics
- advanced data visualization and dashboards to provide insights into data and discover patterns
- leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing (AI/ML/NLP) to automate processes, summarize data, facilitate decisions, and provide real-time feedback
- self-service business intelligence
- integration of clinical, research, and education data
- data governance
- research and scholarship related to education data and novel analytics methods at a local and national level
Education Information Technology
Education Information Technology is dedicated to the development, implementation, and optimization of educational tools and technologies for teaching, learning, and operations across the educational mission. Our goals are are to support learners, educators, and staff with applications and technology initiatives for collection of data, distribution of educational content, and facilitation of educational processes.
Program for Digital Learning
The Program for Digital Learning is dedicated to the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of digital learning resources for medical education. Our program drives enhancements to the education digital experience and supports continuous quality improvement in the delivery of educational content. We also provide templates that guide both learners and educators as they navigate the rich set of educational opportunities at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.
By collaborating with faculty, the program has developed more than 200 online learning modules and 40 multitouch, interactive ebooks for undergraduate and graduate medical education.
Our expertise includes instructional design, digital publishing, online learning, usability and user experience, and outcomes analysis and research.
In 2016, the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education launched NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Educator Community to inspire and support faculty who lead and advance the medical school’s educational mission. The goals of the Educator Community are to foster and recognize excellence in teaching and learning; build community and connect the avenues by which we organize and communicate across departments and programs; strengthen mechanisms to support the career advancement of medical educators; and cultivate opportunities for educational innovation and scholarship.
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Precision and Translational Medical Education Laboratory
The Institute for Innovations in Medical Education’s Precision and Translational Medical Education Laboratory connects faculty, data scientists, informaticists, and trainees conducting cutting-edge grant-funded research to advance the emerging dual paradigms of precision and translational medical education. The lab applies informatics and artificial intelligence (AI) approaches to integrated data across the educational continuum to personalize medical education to individual learners and give new insights to their programs and coaches. Our research bridges the classroom-to-bedside divide, yielding measurable improvements in patient care and driving continuous improvement in how we train the next generation of physicians. We welcome medical students, residents, informatics trainees, and faculty. To learn more or get involved, please email Jesse Burk Rafel, MD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.