About Us


  • To advance SIU to the forefront of the nation in medical education innovation & research
  • To foster the collaboration of faculty from all disciplines to the benefit of the organization, as well as provide a support network for people who choose to work in medical education
  • To provide evidence-based information that will inform and improve SIU’s medical school curriculum
  • To recognize and reward excellence in teaching and evaluation, educational research, educational leadership, and the development of enduring educational materials. 
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Meet the Director

Dr. Suh is a Co-Director of Professional Development at cHOP as well as the Director of the Academy for Scholarship in Education at SIU School of Medicine. 

He earned a Ph.D. in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development at the University of Georgia. He holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Organizations and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Before, he worked with World Vision Korea as a corporate strategy manager and also worked with LG Electronics as an overseas marketing manager.

Key initiatives

  • Medical Education Workshop Series for Faculty, Learner and Staff Development
  • Multi-institutional Faculty Development Programs
  • Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium 
  • Problem Based Workshop
  • Collaboration and Consultation on Teaching, Education Research and Program Evaluation
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  • Department of Medical Education at SIU
  • Center for Human and Organizational Potential (cHOP) at SIU 
  • Central Group on Education Affairs (CGEA) at AAMC
  • Rush University, Rosalind Franklin University and SIU Collaboration 
  • University of Illinois Springfield (UIS)