Sanford School of Medicine Office of Medical Education

Academic Excellence

Our Mission
  • To create the vision of a model education program.
  • We are the vehicle by which the curriculum evolves through supporting and developing faculty towards quality medical student education, motivating faculty towards evidence-based innovation, and evaluating the effectiveness of the curricular programs.
How we accomplish our mission
  • Evaluate outcomes and student assessments to assure our objectives are being met.
  • Regularly and rigorously evaluate our curriculum based on the latest educational concepts and knowledge.
  • Motivate faculty through faculty development programs and direct assistance to achieve institutional and individual academic goals.
  • Assure the educational program meets standards set by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Facilitate special program enhancements including cultural competence, emergency preparedness, clinical skills testing, medical professionalism, and  the Scholarship Pathways Program.
Our commitment
  • Preparing physicians for careers in the 21st century.
Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship is a new format that will be introduced at the University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine. To find out more about this model, click on a version of the introductory video.

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Our Goal

Janet Lindemann, M.D., MBA “Our goal is to see our students and faculty succeed.”

-Janet Lindemann, M.D., M.B.A.
Dean of Medical Student Education