The Office of Educational Affairs (OEA) is primarily responsible for the medical school academic programs, curriculum design and delivery, system-wide evaluation and assessment, faculty development, clinical skills and simulation training, community-service learning, accreditation, medical education research, interaction with the offices of Student Affairs, Registrar, and Professional Degree Programs, promotion of academic excellence through grant participation for innovative programs, scheduling facilities in the Center for Medical Education, Biomedical Research and Public Health, Posner, and Jaharis buildings. The OEA supports students and faculty as they fully engage in the MD program curriculum.
Ensures the School of Medicine’s curriculum supports the mission and values of the school in preparing Tufts’ students to meet the needs of society while instilling the highest possible professional values. Responsible for promoting a culture of educational excellence and commitment to continuous quality improvement of the curriculum. Responsible for all aspects of the pre-clerkship curriculum (including for Maine Track students in Portland), pre-clerkship clinical skills training, pre-clerkship course assessments, four year assessments of clinical skills, evaluation of all courses/clerkships/elective rotations, support of the medical school Curriculum Committee, the clinical skills and simulation center (CSSC), faculty development, medical education research, the scholarly project, community-service learning, curriculum innovation, and ongoing accreditation of the medical school by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).