Janet Corral

Janet Corral, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Office of Medical Education/Professor, Internal Medicine


Dr. Janet Corral is Associate Dean of Medical Education at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine. Overseeing the four years of the undergraduate medical education program, she focuses on curriculum as a social structure to enact innovation in the learning sciences and competency-based education.

Her research, published in The Oxford Textbook of Medical Education, and top peer-reviewed journals, has focused developing trainees’ expertise in ill-structured domains, including the use of analytics and human factors approaches to bring about solutions in a systems context. She has won awards for curriculum design, simulation, and educational leadership, including the AMEE Aspire award for faculty development.

Currently, she is an executive board member and site lead for Best Evidence Medical Education, which is an international collaboration of the Association of Medical Education of Europe, and is chair-elect of the Western Group on Educational Affairs in the Association of American Medical Colleges. She is a past  steering committee member of the Group on Informatics Resources , and the Academies Collaborative, in the Association of American Medical Colleges. She is the co-founder of Elentra, a learning management system in use in 20 medical schools worldwide, and a major contributor to the open source virtual patient project, OpenLabyrinth.

She loves spending time with her family of five in the pool, hiking and skiing.