What do you think you can contribute to the LCME process?

As a course and clerkship director, I have hands-on knowledge of the curriculum across all 4 years.  I hear regularly from students about what content and learning modalities they find helpful and informative, and can bring that feedback to our own meetings.  I can also provide the perspective of an educator who is immersed in the ISMMS curriculum.

What are some of the ways you think the LCME process impacts your day to day work?

The LCME process helps me grow and learn as an educator by compelling me to take a deep dive into my own curricula and examine what is working and what could be improved.  Of course, I try to do this yearly, but the LCME process makes that assessment more formalized and rigorous.  It helps me to innovate and apply best practices into my own courses and allows me to hear from and learn from a diverse group of stakeholders.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

This is a tough one!  I love vacations where I can explore and be active — no sitting on a beach.  And I definitely prefer to go to new places and see new things.  This summer we are going to Yellowstone — our first big family vacation — and will be hiking, white water rafting, zip-lining and horseback riding.  I’m making an early prediction that this will be my favorite.

Staci Leisman, MD

Course Director for Intro to Internship and Physiology; Associate Professor of Medical Education and Nephrology

LCME Role: Faculty Subcommittee Member