Our administrative offices and departments execute the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine’s vision for an institution dedicated to curricular excellence, student well-being, and inclusive and equitable learning environments.
Founding Dean and CEO Dr. Mark Schuster is responsible for developing our curriculum, promoting a holistic medical education that draws on Kaiser Permanente’s decades of expertise while overseeing the school’s day-to-day operations and unique direction. Previously the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Schuster was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare 2018.
The Office of Admissions seeks highly qualified and motivated students who demonstrate the passion, intelligence, and integrity to become exceptional physicians and community leaders.
The Office of Academic and Community Affairs is dedicated to driving change in medical education with an emphasis on community engagement. It manages faculty services, including faculty appointments and career support, and oversees the school's efforts to create an equitable, inclusive, and diverse learning environment.
The Office of Administration and Finance oversees financial operations and administrative offices such as the Departments of Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Board Support, and Communications.
The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity carries out Kaiser Permanente’s and the school’s commitment to equity and inclusion, which is rooted in our namesake’s founding mission of improving the health of members and communities.
Tasked with ensuring curricular excellence at the school, the Office of Medical Education provides oversight of the four-year medical curriculum, including the integration of the Biomedical, Clinical, and Health Systems Sciences.
The Office of Student Affairs leads programs and staff that support students and enhance their educational experience. It also develops and supports student groups, organizations, activities, equity initiatives, and leadership.
Backed by nearly seven decades of Kaiser Permanente's leading medical research, the Office of Research and Scholarship connects students with rigorous epidemiological studies, clinical research data on specific population segments, and hundreds of clinical researchers nationwide.
The Department of Biomedical Science is responsible for articulating the school's vision for building sound educational programs in Biomedical Science and integrating them into a broader medical school curriculum.
The Department of Clinical Science faculty serve as the stewards of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine's vision for designing leading educational programs in Clinical Science for the school's curriculum.
The Department of Health Systems Science has two missions. First, we aspire to help students become health systems change agents by providing a foundation in healthcare safety, quality, and value; community and population health; and health policy, equity, and service. Second, we pursue a research agenda that will increase health and health equity through systems innovation, redefinition, and redesign.