Please join us in officially welcoming Ivan Mendez to the Medical Education team! Ivan joined us in late November as a temporary employee filling in with the Clinical Learning Unit. As of February 1, Ivan has accepted the full time position as Course Coordinator in the Clinical Learning Unit. Along with Patricia Ramirez and Christina Cicoletti, Ivan manages the preceptorship (medical student and community physician) placements for MS1s and MS2s in Foundations of Patient Care and MS3s in the Longitudinal Clinical Experience courses.
Ivan's experience includes work as an independent consultant in healthcare startup where he was involved in user experience and process improvements and strategic planning and business development for healthcare organizations. He holds a chemical engineering degree, with a specialty in oil refining and an MBA. Ivan has a passion for life sciences, and healthcare in particular, with a strong interest in new technologies. He feels that being part of Medical Education is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in training a new generation of cutting-edge physicians and researchers. He loves the work pace and dynamics in our group, where he says that he is finding no two days are the same and every day brings new challenges and new opportunities.