We Welcome Alan Hull, MD, PhD
Alan L. Hull, MD, PhD is the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Education Research and Development (CMERAD). He earned a Ph.D. in education with a concentration in medical education at The University of Michigan in 1979. Since then, Dr. Hull has been on the faculties of The University of Michigan (1979-1981) and Case Western Reserve University (1981-1992) Schools of Medicine, focusing on undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education curriculum development and evaluation. He earned his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University (1996) and completed his Internal Medicine Residency training in 1998. He joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1998 with a joint appointment in the Department of General Internal Medicine in which he continues to maintain an Internal Medicine practice along with involvement in educational development and evaluation activities within the Education Institute. In 2000 he was named the Director of the Center for Medical Education Research and Development. Since 2002 he has also served as the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs for the CCLCM. He has maintained patient practice in the Department of Internal Medicine since 1998.
As CCLCM Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, Dr. Hull works with the Directors of Basic Science Education, Clinical Education, and Research Education to develop, implement, and evaluate the curriculum and student assessment system for the CCLCM. He collaborates with course and discipline directors to develop, evaluate and revise syllabus materials, teaching strategies and assessment instruments. He works with the CCLCM Office of Curricular Affairs staff to organize and provide syllabus and assessment materials to students. Dr. Hull oversees the activities of the CCLCM Directors of Faculty Development (to improve small group teaching methods and providing quality feedback), Student Assessment (to design, implement, and manage the competency-based portfolio assessment system), and Program Evaluation (to develop and implement methods to improve the quality of the program and develop a database to determine short-term and long-term outcomes from the CCLCM Program).
As CMERAD Director, Dr. Hull works with the professional CMERAD staff to consult with Cleveland Clinic’s graduate medical education, continuing medical education, allied health education and patient education program directors in the areas of curriculum development, faculty development, assessment and program evaluation. He also coordinates the CMERAD-sponsored Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) graduate education courses and Master’s Degrees offered to CCLCM students and Cleveland Clinic staff and advanced trainees to develop skills primarily in clinical research. He is working with a planning committee to develop a Masters Degree in Health Professions Education scheduled to begin in 2011 in conjunction with a Cleveland area university.
In 2010, Dr. Hull was named the Cleveland Clinic Maria and Sam Miller Professional Excellence Award for Master Educator.