Learning and Assessment Center

Welcome to The Learning and Assessment Center

The Learning and Assessment Center at Michigan State University (MSU) is a result of the collaborative vision of the Colleges of Human Medicine, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at MSU.

This unique multi-college organization allows for better efficiency, new cross-college collaborations and the opportunity to model aspects of team care so important to achieving optimal patient outcomes and improving our healthcare system. The Learning and Assessment Center (LAC) helps prepare health professions students develop and demonstrate competence in basic tasks and skills through in-depth, hands-on training. It is an important extension of their classroom training, allowing them to expand and fine-tune their abilities before going into a real-life setting.


Call for Applications

The scholarship Norman Kagan Scholarship is intended to encourage graduate and professional students and faculty in research and scholarship related to communication in health settings to include communication between healthcare professionals and patients or communication between healthcare professionals.

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Kagan Scholarship Information

Dr. Norman Kagan devoted his career (over 20 years at MSU) to exploring ways people interact. He was particularly interested in counselor/client and health professional/patient communications. He focused on measuring and developing methods for teaching empathetic interactions and greatly influenced the education of physicians, counselors, and paraprofessionals nationally and internationally.

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