Harvard Macy Community Blog

Fostering the ongoing connectedness of health professions educators committed to transforming health care delivery and education.
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Michelle Schmude, EdD, MBA (Educators 2017) is a medical educator. She is currently the Associate Dean of Admissions, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid and Assistant Professor at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Michelle’s areas of professional interest include ePortfolio use to promote and assess competencies, the use of advising, mentoring, and coaching to foster student success, and professional identity formation. Michelle can be found on Twitter at @michelleschmude and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-lawrence-schmude-1633baa/.

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Leslie Renee Ellis, MD, MSHPEd, FACP (Educators, ’13; 20th Anniversary Symposium, ’14; Assessment, ’14; Leaders, ’15) is a medical educator and leukemia specialist. Leslie currently holds a position as Associate Professor of Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Leslie's areas of professional interest include the Kolb cycle, assessment, resilience, and wellness. Leslie can be followed on Twitter at or via email.

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Schoen W. Kruse, Ph.D., has been a medical educator for almost 10 years.  He joined Kansas City University in June of 2014 as Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Pharmacology.  Dr. Kruse has a history of working with both learners and educators to improve medical curriculum and student outcomes.  He has helped transition the curriculum at two osteopathic medical schools to emphasize application, adult-learning theory, and life-long learning.  Dr. Kruse teaches pharmacology and recently created a new course that teaches future physicians how to teach based on learning theory and learning principles.  He was recently inducted as a fellow in the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME).  Dr. Kruse completed the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions in 2015.


You can find him on Twitter: @schoenkruse

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Subha Ramani, MBBS, MPH, MMEd, PhD, FAMEE (Educators, ‘05; Assessment, ‘08; Leaders, ‘09; 2.0, ‘18) is a General Internist and Education specialist. Subha is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She also serves as the Leader of Research and Scholarship for the Harvard Macy Institute. Subha’s areas of professional interest include qualitative research, curriculum design, assessment, feedback and faculty development. Subha can be followed on Twitter or contacted via email.


 

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Neva Howard is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Her research focus is on the Theory of Expertise and Deliberate Practice informed by a unique perspective as a previous professional violinist. She was a Harvard Macy Scholar in 2015 and returning faculty in 2016.