Ryan Palmer


Core competencies

  • Clinical education accreditation planning and management
  • Telehealth education and simulation
  • Distance and online learning solution development and implementation
  • Competency-based education and assessment
  • Learner retention and success strategies
  • Student-centered curriculum design and implementation


B.A. in Theatre Arts, California State University, Chico
M.F.A. in Acting, The Theatre School at DePaul University
Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Portland State University, College of Education

Prior Roles

Associate Dean of Medical Education, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Assistant Dean, Educational Evaluation and Development
Director of Curriculum Evaluation and Development, Oregon Health & Science University Department of Family Medicine

Fun Facts

  • I have a background in Acting and received my Masters of Fine Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul University
  • I live next to the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park and love to hike, trail run and ski in it throughout the year
  • I am a native Northern Californian and an avid 49ers fan. Go Niners!
  • I am passionate about helping to solve the primary care clinician workforce shortage and work with medical students interested in careers in primary care