Medical Education

The medical education scholarly concentration provides an opportunity for students interested in medical education to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in academic medicine. The concentration curriculum is built around experiential learning in which students will complete a project that will enhance their understanding of the curricular development, the educational process, educational delivery, educational outcomes, and continuous quality improvement in education. Students interested in the medical education concentration do not require previous experience in medical education; however, they should possess an interest in the field and eagerness to learn. Students selecting this concentration will work closely with a mentor of their choosing and select a project related to one of the following: Educational outcomes; Curriculum development; Educational innovation; or Comparative educational research. Students may also perform a scoping review, systematic review or meta-analysis related to one of the above topics.

Students will be required to: Define the preliminary problem, Perform a literature review, Summarize the literature, Define outcomes including specific outcome measures, Write a project proposal, submit an IRB to the appropriate section (if appropriate to the project), Analyze results, Write an summary, abstract, and if appropriate a manuscript
Student will be expected to define a time line and meet regularly with their mentor. Regular project status reports are required.

Area Directors

Jason Booza, Ph.D.

Jason Booza, Ph.D., is the assistant dean of Continuous Quality Improvement and Compliance for the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

His heads the Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement, which is responsible for the School of Medicine's Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation process. The office also monitors the quality of programs within undergraduate medical education programs and facilitate quality improvement projects.

An assistant professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Dr. Booza has taught courses in the master's of Public Health program and for WSU's Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He lectures on applied research methodology across the university and is course director for the School of Medicine's Medical Education and Evaluation co-curricular program.

He received his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 1999 from the University of Detroit Mercy, his master's degree in Sociology in 2003 from Wayne State University and his doctoral degree in Political Science in 2009, also from WSU.


Diane Levine, M.D.