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Office of Medical Education

At HWCOM, we are educating the next generation of physicians to be patient-centered, curious, self-directed, life-long learners, with a commitment to improve the quality of patient care and the health of our communities.

The Office of Medical Education (OME) is responsible for the medical education program. Led by the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Medical Education, the OME provides leadership in curriculum development, assessment and supports the coordination, administration, evaluation, and quality of the four-year medical education program.

OME Leadership Team and Units

Central Office

Vivian Obeso, MD Associate Dean for Curriculum and Medical Education
Janelle Fernandez,MD, MBA Assistant Director of Academic Support Services

Foundational Sciences

Jenny Fortun, PhD Assistant Dean of Foundational Sciences Curriculum
Natalie Dwarika, MBA Assistant Director of Academic Support Services

Clerkships

Sarah Stumbar, MD, MPH Associate Dean for Clinical Education
Emily Gonzalez Program Manager

Albert Debbie Tano Medical Simulation Center

Rebecca Toonkel, MD Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Clinical Education, and Advising
Emiri Uchiyama, MD Associate Director of Simulation Operations

Office of Assessment and Evaluation

Rodolfo Bonnin, PhD Director of Assessment
Maria Santacruz, MS Testing and Assessment Manager

Teaching and Learning

Samantha Lemus-Martinez, PhD Director of Pre-Clerkship Faculty Development
and Interim Learning Specialist
Jason Gonzalez-Martinez Program Coordinator

Student Academic Success Services

Samantha Lemus-Martinez, PhD Director of Pre-Clerkship Faculty Development
and Interim Learning Specialist
Amira Mohammed Manager of Academic Support Services

Academic Advising

Rebecca Toonkel, MD Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Clinical Education, and Advising
Leanne D'Souza Program Manager

Curricular Research

Juan Manuel Lozano Leon, MD, MSc Chief of the Division of Medical and Population Health Sciences