Dr. Sally Santen receives prominent education award

May 12, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees


Congratulations to Sally Santen, M.D., Ph.D.!

Dr. Santen was awarded the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award, which recognizes “an SAEM member who has made outstanding contributions to emergency medicine through the teaching of others and the improvement of pedagogy.”

Her primary work is in the Medical School where she leads curriculum development, student assessment and evaluation. Dr. Santen and Rajesh Mangrulkar, M.D., were awarded a five-year $1.1 million grant from the American Medical Association to transform the curriculum into a program that will graduate physician leaders who help drive change in patient care, health care delivery and science.

Dr. Santen has an extensive background in medical education beginning at Vanderbilt University where she completed her doctorate degree in education. She served as an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine. After spending 13 years at Vanderbilt, she worked at Emory University School of Medicine and measured longitudinal learning outcomes for new curriculum as an assistant dean and associate professor of emergency medicine.

She came to U-M in 2011 and currently leads the educational mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine and curriculum development for the Medical School. She is the Associate Chair for Education in Emergency Medicine and Assistant Dean for Educational Research and Quality Improvement.

“It is such an honor to receive this award for my contribution to the scholarship of education in emergency medicine,” Santen says. “It is the team I work with that really makes a difference in education and research.”

Both the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Medical School Dean’s Office would like to congratulate Dr. Santen on this accomplishment!

To learn more about the award and SAEM, please visit: http://www.saem.org/about-saem/saem-awards/hal-jayne-excellence-award.

Website: http://www.saem.org/about-saem/saem-awards/hal-jayne-excellence-award