About the department
The Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy has six offices: Office of Admissions, Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Curriculum and Scholarship (OCS), Office of Student Life and the Office of Geriatric and Interprofessional Aging Studies.
The mission of The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy is to advance basic and clinical medical sciences education through innovative and integrated curricula and scholarship, as well as to advance and promote basic and clinical medical science faculty in the domains of excellence in teaching and biomedical education scholarship.
Through this mission, faculty in the department strive to create and enhance innovative programs, curricula and teaching and learning methods that facilitate the evidence-based education of the biomedical workforce.
A message from the Chair
Dr. Clinchot, Vice Dean for Education and the Chair of Biomedical Education and Anatomy
Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy. It is, in fact, an honor to serve as the inaugural chair of this new department. Established in The Ohio State University College of Medicine in July of 2016, the department serves as a home to a diverse faculty who have as their primary mission the creation of innovative biomedical curricula that foster the attainment of requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors of our students by creating world-class learning environments. Unique in its mission, the department also fosters the dissemination of best practices for educating the next generation of the biomedical workforce.
The Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy has three core divisions: Anatomy, led by Kirk McHugh, PhD, Bioethics, led by Ryan Nash, MD, and Biomedical Education. Faculty, staff and students within each division work collaboratively across divisions and departments within the Ohio State College of Medicine and across colleges within the university. This organizational structure facilitates engagement and innovation.
Ohio State's Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Biomedical Education Program
The master’s program in biomedical education is a partnership between the Colleges of Education and Human Ecology and Medicine. This thesis-only specialization combines the practice of clinical medicine with formal training in educational theory and practice with seminars in competency-based medical education, leadership in medical education, employing simulation in medical education and other current topics.