The mission of the U-M Medical School is to educate students, physicians, and biomedical scholars and to provide a spectrum of comprehensive knowledge, research, patient care and service of the highest quality to the people of the State of Michigan and beyond.
James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., DeanJames O. Woolliscroft, M.D., was initially appointed dean of the University of Michigan Medical School on July 1, 2007. He was reappointed for a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2012. Previously, he served as the executive associate dean of the Medical School from 1999 and as interim dean beginning August 1, 2006 until his appointment as dean. Dean Woolliscroft is an internationally recognized medical educator. He has played major roles in medical student, resident and fellow education at the University of Michigan. Dean Woolliscroft was selected as the first Josiah Macy, Jr. Professor of Medical Education, an endowed professorship awarded through a national competition in 1996. In January 2001, he received a second endowed professorship, the Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine recognizing his work in enhancing the practice of medicine through education.