Department of Pediatrics Division of Medical Education
Keith Administration Building 212
1975 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles 90089-9024
FAX: (323) 442-2051
Program Advisor: Diane Boughton
FacultyDivision Head: M.A. Hitchcock
Professors: M.A. Hitchcock (Education); J.G. Nyquist; B.P. Wood
Associate Professors: J. Gates (Family Medicine); R.A. Girard; K.I. Hoffman (Education); W. May
Assistant Professor: Zoi-Helen "Elza" Mylona
Instructor: D. Poole
Clinical Faculty: A.M. Alexander; J. Davis; D.L. Fisher; K.A. Garman; S.A. Lemme (Family Medicine); H.J. Powell; S.E. Radecki; D. Souder; M. Sullivan
Visiting Professor: P.A. Lattore
Emeritus Professor: S. Abrahamson
Established in 1963 as one of the first medical education units in the United States, the division conducts educational programs for four different types of students: medical students; graduate students in education; those teaching in medical and other health professional education settings; and physicians in the postgraduate study of medical education.
The division's primary mission is to enhance the quality of medical education by serving as a resource of educational expertise for planning, developing, and evaluating medical education programs and conducting educational research. Similar activities and programs are conducted with various government and private organizations outside the university.
Major research and training interests of the faculty include the instruction of lay persons to be used as standardized patients for teaching and evaluation, case-based learning, pre-med programs for minority students and interactive video systems.
Administratively, the division is an independent unit in the Department of Pediatrics in the Keck School of Medicine. The faculty hold appointments in the Department of Pediatrics. The division also employs 10 staff and research assistants. All activities of the division are conducted at the USC Health Sciences campus.