Meet the Team

Contact Information:

OUWB Clinical Skills Training & Simulation Center
44300 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, Mich. 48314
Office: (248) 964-5198

Maurice Kavanagh, Ed.D.
Director, Clinical Skills Training & Simulation Center


Maurice Kavanagh is Director of the Clinical Skills Training & Simulation Center. Maurice brings more than 25 years of experience in clinical skills instruction and assessment. Originally from Canada, he worked at the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland in pediatric medical education before establishing a regional test center for the Medical Council of Canada clinical skills licensing examination. Prior to joining OUWB he was the Coordinator, Standardized Patient Program at Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he played a key role in establishing the Standardized Patient Teaching Associates program. Through his affiliation with the Association of Standardized Patient Educators, he has contributed to the education and professional development of standardized patient educators both in the United States and abroad. He is also a member of the Directors of Clinical Skills Courses (DOCS) group of the Association of American Medical Colleges. In 2018 Maurice completed a Doctor of Education in Evaluation and Research at Wayne State.

Gabrielle LeClerc
Coordinator, Art & Practice of Medicine (APM)


Gabrielle LeClerc is the Art & Practice of Medicine (APM) Coordinator which is a longitudinal course often housed at the Clinical Skills Center. Her primary role is to work with course directors and students to ensure quality APM sessions throughout the M1 and M2 years. Gabrielle has worked in higher education since 2015 and holds a B.S from Oakland University.

Jeanne Schulte
Assistant Director, Clinical Skills Training & Simulation Center


Art & Practice of Medicine Course Directors

Ida Rubino, M.D. - Course Director, APM 1
Nelia Afonso, M.D. - Course Director, APM 2
Dawn Jung, M.D. - Course Director, APM 3
Arati Kelekar, M.D. - Course Director, APM 4 & 5
Leon Pedell, M.D. - Adjunct Instructor, Clinical APM 1-5