Susan Ellis, EdS

Manager, Curriculum / Assessment

Susan Ellis, EdS

Academic / Professional Bio: 

Susan Ellis, EdS, has been working at OMSE for over 20 years. She specializes in the development, implementation and improvement of measures of assessment of student performance, assists the Director of Medical Education Research in program evaluation, and has contributed to all areas of educational efforts by the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE). She serves as a research mentor in the Teaching Scholars Program and gives 1-2 seminars per year in the AMES/OMSE FID Series on how to use assessment measures to improve teaching practice.Before her current position, Ms. Ellis ran the Deans' Teaching Scholars Program at the Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) for several years. She is also a member of the case-based instruction (CBI) Team. Her broad experience at the College of Medicine provides the institutional memory every instructional development program needs. She also served as a Professional Education Liaison for the Educational Program Committee for the LCME accreditation review process since 2012. Susan Ellis conducts the facilitator training on assessment of students' problem-solving abilities and competence areas relevant to CBI.Areas of focusConducts instructional development activities regarding assessment of student performance for case-based instruction (CBI) and other instructional methods used in preclinical years.Assessment of student performance regarding all educational competenciesArizonaMed gradebook (weighting block grades; remediation and retake policies)Exam item analysisWriting learning objectivesProgram evaluationEducation researchInstructional development for faculty and medical students in CBI