Mark Speicher, PhD, MHA
Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Research
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA, as Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Research, leads AACOM’s efforts to determine the current state and future development of osteopathic medical education (OME). He directs AACOM’s medical education program activities, monitors developments affecting OME, evaluates educational programs that focus on developing the highest quality doctors, and works closely with AACOM’s member colleges to improve existing programs and propose new ones as needed. He also leads AACOM’s research into osteopathic medical education, the osteopathic physician workforce, and the role of osteopathic physicians in the US Healthcare System.

Dr. Speicher’s previous research at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) focused on improving student performance and outcomes in classes, on examinations (including COMLEX and USMLE), in clinical rotations, and in the residency match. His research also explored the impacts on patients from the quality, number, and specialty choice of the physicians AZCOM trains. He has taught and lectured students at AZCOM on topics including clinical case simulation, biostatistics, and COMLEX and USMLE performance.

Dr. Speicher received his doctorate in public administration from Arizona State University, his master's in health administration from Duke University, and his bachelor’s in social work from the University of Akron.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is launching a review and revision of the Core Competencies, and seeking feedback to improve them to better serve the needs of health professions’ educators and practitioners, students, and the health workforce. During the online meeting, IPEC leaders will provide an overview of the Core Competencies, and describe the review and revision process for participants to comment and help guide the effort. Come join your interprofessional education and practice colleagues and contribute to improving how the Core Competencies can be used to…