Lance Miller, PHD
Dr. Lance Miller is assistant dean of assessment for medical sciences. Dr. Miller works closely with faculty across AUC’s 4-year program to develop and evolve student assessments to support the university’s overarching assessment strategy and student outcomes goals. His focus is on utilizing assessments to help students strengthen their integrated clinical reasoning skills, a competency that is important for early clinical education and the USMLE Step 1 exam.
Since first joining AUC as manager of academic success in 2017, Dr. Miller has helped mentor students at academic risk using innovative adaptive learning techniques, personalized performance assessment plans, and expanded access to test preparation resources. In 2019, he became the course director for ICM 6 and quickly designed AUC's current USMLE Step 1 prep course to include small group workshops, 1-1 mentoring, and a focus on retrieval and rehearsal.
Dr. Miller received his doctorate in physiology from the University of Utah, where he then trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Nephrology of the Department of Pediatrics. He also completed postdoctoral training in physiology at Emory University. In recent years he has served as a learning specialist, working with medical students around the world to help them understand human physiology and its clinical applications.