Aretz named honorary citizen of longtime university partner in Munich Dr. Tom Aretz In appreciation of his commitment to Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich, Tom Aretz, MD, vice president for education at HMI, has been awarded honorary citizenship of LMU.
The university honored Aretz
with a ceremony held in Munich in October.
Professor Klaus Peter, medical director of the University Hospital Center
, called Aretz
a "creative and inspiring teacher, critical advisor, and a reliable coach for the medical professionals of LMU
The honorary citizenship was given to honor Aretz's contributions to the close alliance between HMI
.Since partnering with HMI
in 1996, LMU
has been working to adapt elements of Harvard Medical School's New Pathway curriculum.Over the course of the partnership, LMU
has become a national leader in medical education reform."The constitution and the successes of the alliance are closely connected with Tom Aretz
...Tom Aretz, MD, HMI vice president for education, views the launch of LMU-MMI as a measure of progress for HMI.
faculty, in addition to Aretz
and Armstrong, included two other members of the faculty at Harvard Medical School
..."One of the major goals of this workshop was to reinforce the importance of educational assessment, and help the medical faculty at Nice look at how they are performing this function, and how their current approach might be altered to better align with the school's educational objectives," said Tom Aretz, MD, HMI vice president for education.Aretz co-directed the course with Gary Cole, PhD, who is senior research associate and manager for the Educational Research and Development Unit of the Royal College of Physicians in Canada.
On the first day of the workshop, Aretz
, Cole, and the participants examined the school's existing curriculum, with the goal of defining the objectives for each course and beginning to write teaching cases to meet those goals.