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The Office of Professional Development and Education is located in the Office of the Dean, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences.  The Office of Professional Development and Education (PDE) supports the vision of the college as a recognized leader in health care education.

Mission Statement

The Office of Professional Development and Education supports the professional growth of health professions faculty as academic leaders, scholars, clinicians, and colleagues by promoting excellence and innovation in teaching, research, leadership and management, interprofessional education and practice, simulation, and, technology; and supports the intentional professional development of administrative staff in leadership and office management skills.

Vision Statement

Through innovative professional development, continuing education, and certification opportunities, PDE creates learning partnerships with academic and health-related communities, contributes to the effectiveness of high-quality health care, and generates sustainable revenue.

The Office of Professional Development includes these units:

The Center for Academic and Professional Excellence (CAPE) provides health professions faculty and staff with professional development academies, advanced courses, online resources, and opportunities for mentorship. Resources will be available to the public to support ongoing professional development among various professional groups in academic and health-related settings.

Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology develops learning frameworks and courses; provides instruction in course design, development, evaluation, and educational technologies to health professions faculty for curricula in residential, blended, and online formats; develops tools and templates for effective use of learning technologies; and advances college standards and procedures for quality educational experiences.

Interprofessional Integration creates, initiates, and assesses activities designed to build collaborative, team-based approaches that bridge the multiple health professions within the College through activities focused on interprofessional education activities that enrich the learning environment through diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; best practices in health care education; and cooperative relationships with internal and external communities. 

Simulation and Interactive Technology supports faculty, staff, and students in the utilization of simulation resources throughout the College through the design, implementation, and evaluation of computerized mannequin; the application of standardized patient and immersive educational activities and technologies; faculty development in simulation Best Practices; and, meeting college program and accreditation standards in simulation.

PDE Team


Associate Dean, PDE

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Manager, PDE

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Curriculum Design & Technology

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Interprofessional Education

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