University of Minnesota to Receive Prestigious Stemmler Grant

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Naomi McDonald, Director of Communications
May 16, 2017

The Regents of the University of Minnesota and the Medical School's Dr. Robert Englander were recently awarded the prestigious Stemmler Grant. The award is gifted to institutions that partake in the research or development of innovative assessment approaches with the intent to enhance the evaluation of those preparing to or continuing to, practice medicine. This year, the grant was awarded to three institutions and those three, the University of Minnesota was the only college in the United States.

Dr. Englander's research project is titled Shared Mental Models and Learner Outcomes: Gap Filling of Validity Evidence to Support Time Variable Competency‐Based Advancement, and it is an existing proof-of-concept to develop competency-based rather than time-based education, assessment, and promotion. Dr. Englander is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education for the University of Minnesota Medical School and is a nationally renowned expert in competency-based medical education.