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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
Assistant 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 Teaching and Learning

Jason Gonzalez-Martinez
Program Coordinator

Student Academic Success Services

Samantha Lemus-Martinez, PhD
Director of Teaching and Learning

Amira Mohammed
Manager of Academic Support Services

Academic Advising

Rebecca Toonkel, MD
Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Clinical Education, and Advising

Curricular Research

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

Faculty and staff