Office of Medical Education
Research and Development
College of Human Medicine

Office of Medical Education
Research and Development
College of Human Medicine

The Office of Medical Education Research and Development (OMERAD) is a unit within the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. It was the first academic unit established when the College was formed in 1966 and is the oldest continuously operating office of medical education in the United States.

OMERAD provides opportunities for faculty to promote scholarship, improve teaching effectiveness, lead learner assessment and program evaluation, and integrate educational technology to advance medical education.

Accessible Technology: Creating Accessible PDFs

The Office of Medical Education Research and Development (OMERAD) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a free seminar for all CHM faculty and staff on Creating Accessible PDFs.

The seminar will address questions such as:

  • Why is accessibility important?
  • How are PDF documents made accessible?
  • What makes a PDF accessible?
  • What are the best practices for editing an existing PDF?

It will also provide an overview of existing and new training opportunities around web accessibility, and time for Q&A.

When: Friday, October 6
Where: A-211 East Fee Hall (OMERAD computer lab), East Lansing
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration to participate in the seminar is required. Seating is limited to 20 seats.

Please click this link to register: omeradaccessibilityseminar

For any questions, please contact: Geraud Plantegenest


Option A: Curriculum Development

  • Develop a short curriculum for a course, series of workshops, rotation, intersession, or elective
  • A four-week course including:
    • self-paced online modules
    • weekly personalized feedback and planning meetings with an instructor
    • group video-conference meeting with instructors and other participants Monday, October 2nd from 4:00-6:00 pm, and Monday, October 30th from 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Certificate of Completion when you are done

The next session will be four weeks in October (from October 2 – 30, 2017). Only eight spots available, so sign up soon!

Option B: Curriculum Delivery

  • 1-to-1 coaching for your instructional needs such as revising curriculum, assessing and reflecting on curriculum/instruction, making your teaching more interactive/engaging, facilitating discussions, or another identified need
  • Meetings planned to fit your schedule
  • May include instructor observations in your class to provide feedback (depending on location)
  • Offered anytime September - December 8th

What are the benefits of Personalized Curriculum Development?

  • You can take this course from your home, office, or meet in OMERAD
  • You can do the work when it's convenient for you within the schedule
  • Your teaching and your students' learning will be improved!


If you are interested in participating in option A or B, please email

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OMERAD Seminar Series

Accessible Technology: Creating Accessible PDFs
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