AURORA, CO. (October 14, 2014) – The Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Lori Sachau, PhD has joined the Department of Family Medicine’s Medical Student Education Division. Dr. Sachau holds a PhD in educational technology and she will support the division’s undergraduate medical education programs. She will implement and evaluate instructional design, assist in direction of course offerings, and lead undergraduate educational research activities in the department.
Dr. Sachau is a registered dietitian and an educational technologist. She is passionate about life-long learning and continuous improvement. She completed a PhD in educational technology to more effectively design, implement, and assess instruction for health professionals’ education and patients’ health. She has over 19 years of experience in higher education, which includes leading departments, teaching on-campus and distance courses, and coordinating curriculum. Her experience also includes educational research, working with media editors, and following federal policy development.
In her new role, Dr. Sachau will manage aspects of course events, from course concepts at the beginning to the evaluations at course completion. Dr. Sachau believes, “our strengths as educators should lie not only in what we know about content important for education but also in helping students create meaning, intention, and action from content to improve practice, health, and well-being.”
Medical Student Education in the Department of Family Medicine is dedicated to excellence in teaching and exposing medical students to the core principles of Family Medicine. Program staff effectively build the primary care workforce by fostering and developing teachers of Family Medicine, and educating others about the value of primary care.
The Department of Family Medicine is nationally recognized as a leader in family medicine. The department was ranked 5th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2014) for family medicine training and is the second largest family medicine department in the country.