Rajesh Mangrulkar 2021

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, MD

Marguerite S. Roll Professor of Medical Education, University of MIchigan Medical School
Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
Professor of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School

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Dr. Mangrulkar’s work focuses on organizational leadership and innovation, transforming education at scale to advance the social good. In 2021, he was charged by the University of Michigan Provost’s Office and Health Sciences Council of deans (HSC) with building an innovation community of practice across three campuses to transform education so that health improves. He holds two roles to help foster this goal: (1) Director of U-M’s Center for Interprofessional Education, and (2) Executive Director of RISE, a health sciences education innovation initiative that he founded at Michigan Medicine.

For 10 years prior to these roles, he served as U-M’s Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, leading the medical school’s curriculum, student affairs, evaluation and assessment, educational research, learning community, and admissions units for medical student education. Prior to that, he served as the medical school’s Assistant Dean for Education Innovation and Technology. In those roles, Dr. Mangrulkar led the medical school-wide initiative to transform the curriculum into a program that will graduate physician leaders who lead change in patient care, healthcare delivery, and science. To support this transformation, Dr. Mangrulkar and his team were awarded one of 11 competitive $1.1M grants from the American Medical Association (AMA); he served as Principal Investigator from 2013-2021. He described his vision and work on leading change in a TEDMED talk, delivered at the Harris Theatre, Millennium Park, Chicago, in 2016.

Dr. Mangrulkar is currently actively involved in helping other UM Schools and Colleges, as well as other institutions transform their medical education programs at scale through change management training and development, most recently collaborating with the AMA and the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). In 2022, Dr. Mangrulkar was awarded the Robert J. Glaser Award for Distinguished Medical Teaching by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the highest national award given for medical student education. He has published over 60 journal articles, given over 250 presentations, and was the host of the inaugural season of the AMA’s podcast series, “AMA Doc Talk.”

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