Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research
Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research
Don't miss this dynamic speaker!
Cayla R. Teal, Ph.D., M.A., --- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Medicine from Texas A&M Health Science Center, Round Rock, Texas.
Dr. Teal will be the Plenary Speaker for the 2nd Annual Curriculum Integration Across the Years
"Assessment: It's not WHAT they know, it's how they USE what they know!"
For more information and to register click on the link below
The mission of the Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research (OSLER) is to enhance Penn State College of Medicine's capacity to perform cutting-edge educational research, inform institutional decision making on educational matters and further the field of health-sciences education.
To fulfill our mission, OSLER participates in the following activities:
- Engaging in cutting-edge educational research by publishing in peer-reviewed journals, presenting research findings at state and national conferences, presenting information about educational innovations at Penn State Hershey Medical Center at regional, national, and international conferences.
- Supporting faculty educational scholarship by providing data from our IRB approved data registry. Stakeholders including faculty, staff, and medical or physician assistant students may complete an application and conduct a research study particularly as it pertains to evaluating the outcomes of our educational innovations.
- Providing consultation to members of the faculty, staff, and students on research design, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.
SCHOLARSHIP in EDUCATION AWARD
Penn State College of Medicine Scholarship in Education Award is designed to recognize scholarly contributions to education by Penn State University College of Medicine faculty during the preceding year. To receive this award, faculty submit a written synopsis of a scholarly teaching activity. Each synopsis is peer reviewed by an internal committee as well as three national education experts external to Penn State. The Scholarship in Education Award therefore represents an important external validation of each recipient's scholarly contributions to education.
2015 Awardees will be announced at the Penn State College of Medicine Education Retreat on October 22, 2015
Alison Chetlen, D.O.
Title: Simulation Screening Mammography Module
Susan Glod, M.D., M.Ed.
Title: The Family-Centered Family Conference: A Curriculum to Enhance Communication Skills in Real Time
Jed Gonzalo, M.D., M.Sc.
Title: Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Systems-Based Medical Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Eileen Hennrikus, M.D. & Christopher Yengo, M.S., Ph.D.
Title: A Faculty-Directed, Student-Centered Curriculum Redesign of the Scientific Principles of Medicine
Jiafen Hu, Ph.D. & Tiffany Whitcomb, D.V.M., D.A.C.L.A.M.
Title: Meaning and Pedagogical Impact of Class Notes Translated into Mandarin Chinese for Scholars from China Enrolled in Research Techniques Training
Kelly Karpa, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Title: Development of an Inter-Professional Clinical Pharmacology Curriculum at a Regional Medical School Campus
Michael Katzman, M.D.
Title: Medical Student Curriculum Renewal in Practice: Conversion of the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Content of the First-Year Biological Basis of Diseases (BBD) Course to a Streamlined Two-Week Block in the New Scientific Principles of Medicine (SPM) Course
Michelle Lazarus, Ph.D.
Title: Blueprint for Vertical Integration of Basic Sciences into Clinical Year Education: A Musculoskeletal Anatomy Model
Shou Ling Leong, M.D. & Tamara Oser, M.D.
Title: The Relationship between Student Mistreatment Based on Specialty Choice
Shou Ling Leong, M.D., David Richard, M.D., Samuel Faber, M.D.
Title: Patient Centered Medical Home: A Model for Education Reform
Dan Shapiro, Ph.D.
Title: Patients as Teachers, Students as Filmmakers Video Project: The Video Slam
SiE Boot Camp
Workshop conducted to introduce participants to the Glassick's Criteria, which is used as a basis for selecting awardees for the Scholarship in Education Award. (May 2015)
Dan Pratt, Ph.D. -- Lecture: Take Steps to Enhance Your Scholarly Activities in 2015
This lecture focused on findings related to prior knowledge, emotions, testing, and feedback that can be adapted to every style and every perspective on scholarly teaching.
Boyd Richards, Ph.D. -- Lecture: Medical Education Scholarship in 2015: The Expanding Horizon.
This lecture focused on the role of community engagement in educational scholarship and the application of Glassick's criteria in effective scholarship across the lifespan of the clinician educator.
Boyd Richards, Ph.D. -- Workshop: From the Horizon to the Foreground: Planning Your Own Scholarship Now!
The differences between using a scholarly approach and doing educational scholarship were highlighted in this workshop. Participants learned helpful techniques on identifying and planning personal opportunities to engage in educational scholarship.
Lecture and workshop were both presented by Boyd Richards, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Education Research and Evaluation, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY, NY. (February 2015)
Program Evaluation: Learning how to determine whether your course, clerkship, or residency training innovation is "successful" (January 2015)
Presented by Steven J. Durning, MD, Ph.D, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Pathology; Director, Introduction to Clinical Reasoning Course; Director, Graduate Programs in Health Professions Education at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Participants received illustrations of questions that could be posed to examine for both short-term and long-term educational program success. In addition, types of data that could be collected as well as methods for analyzing the collected data was shared. A framework of Before-During-After was shared as a method of determining if an educational program was "successful".
Publishing Your Teaching Innovations (November & December 2014)
Presented by Klara K. Papp, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Assessment and Program Evaluation, Co-Director, OSLER
This workshop was designed for faculty interested in publishing educational innovations in peer-reviewed literature. Participants learned about key criteria for writing up a manuscript of their innovations for increasing the likelihood of getting it accepted for publication.
Getting Started with Education Scholarship: Asking the Questions and Planning the First Steps (August & October 2014)
Presented by Paul Haidet, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Medical Education Research
This workshop was intended for busy faculty members experiencing the pressures of teaching in addition to their clinical, administrative and research responsibilities. Participants focused on first steps in building scholarship into already-planned teaching activities, using the principle of "making it count twice." Through a series of hands-on activities, participants considered important concepts in formulating a focused and relevant question, and developing a plan to collect data that can be used in scholarly communications and presentations. Participants were invited to come to the workshop considering their teaching activities with ideas for possible scholarly pursuits.
OSLER Senior Scholar
Presented to Carol F. Whitfield, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
(October 21, 2014)
The Senior Scholar in the Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research is awarded to Dr. Whitfield who has made, and continues to make, numerous contributions to medical education in the course of her distinguished career. She worked tirelessly to introduce teaching methods that actively engage medical students into PSU's medical curriculum. She held many leadership roles and for close to a decade, served as Associate Dean for Pre-clerkship Education. She distinguished herself as an excellent educator and won numerous teaching awards. Dr. Whitfield's scholarly contributions relate to investigating the effects of active learning methods on student achievement and clinical reasoning. She is a charter member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) and served on its Board of Directors for several years. She is currently engaged in several projects pertaining to assessment, critical thinking, and clinical reasoning
In the News
Inaugural Celebration of OSLER
On April 17, 2014, More than fifty faculty and staff members of Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and Hershey Medical Center attended and participated in conversations on important topics with a well-renowned medical education researcher, Dr. Adina L. Kalet, (@AKaletMD) professor of medicine and surgery from New York University.
Dr. Kalet states that "in this unsettling and exciting time of rapid change in the U.S. health care system, medical education researchers, if well positioned and prepared, may have an opportunity to redraw the map of medical training to meet modern realities while preserving the core values of our profession." Kalet AL. The State of Medical Education Research. Virtual Mentor 2007; 9: 285-9.
Topics of discussion included Dr. Kalet's insights on the State of Medical Education Research, Key Ingredients for Success in Medical Education Research, what OSLER can offer and how a data registry can help. Insights into remediation practices and effectiveness were also shared.
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Paul Haidet, M.D., M.P.H.
Paul M. Haidet, M.D., M.P.H., is a graduate of Penn State, where he earned his BS and MD degrees and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine. He left Penn State in 1995 to pursue fellowship training in general internal medicine and a master's degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health. After that, he spent 11 years on the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, before returning to Penn State in 2009 as a professor in the departments of Medicine, Humanities, and Public Health Sciences. Dr. Haidet has published widely on a variety of topics related to education and teaching, communication, and the humanistic care of patients, and he has won a number of regional, national, and international awards for his work. He is a past president of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, and has served on the editorial board of the journal Medical Education.
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Britta M. Thompson, Ph.D, M.S.
Britta M. Thompson earned her B.S. from Kansas State University, her M.S. from the University of Missouri at Columbia and her Ph.D. in educational psychology from Texas A&M University. After receiving her Ph.D., she joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in 2004 where she became the Director of Evaluation and Assessment and the Director of the Simulation Program. In 2009, became the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Director of the Office of Medical Education at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. In March of 2015, she joined the faculty at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine as the Associate Dean for Learner Assessment and Program Evaluation. Her research interests in medical include evaluating curricular innovations such as Team-Based Learning, assessing cultural competency and the hidden curriculum, evaluating faculty development programs, and evaluating ways to promote student reflection. Through her work, she has been awarded several teaching and educational research awards. Her research has resulted in almost 200 regional and national peer-reviewed and invited presentations and 40 peer-reviewed articles.
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Carol F. Whitfield, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Carol F. Whitfield, Ph.D., the inaugural Senior Scholar in OSLER, received her Ph.D. degree at George Washington University School of Medicine in physiology and biochemistry. She was drawn into medical education early in her distinguished career, first as the Director of the Physiology Course, and Director of the Multidisciplinary Labs. She participated in several task forces charged with engaging medical students more actively in learning and introducing innovative educational methods into the curriculum. Dr. Whitfield, with colleagues, designed and implemented the new PBL track at PSUCOM, leading to the first hybrid curriculum in medical education. She had many leadership roles and for close to a decade, served as Associate Dean for Pre-clerkship Education and distinguished herself as an excellent educator winning numerous teaching awards. She provided leadership in the redesign of the curriculum implemented in August 2013.
On the national scene, Dr. Whitfield's numerous contributions relate to investigating the effects of active learning methods in medical education on student achievement and clinical reasoning. She is a charter member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) and served on the Board of Directors for several years. She is a reviewer for Academic Medicine and other medical education journals.
Renee D. Seibel
OSLER Administrative Support Coordinator and Medical Student Research Coordinator
Renee earned her BS degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. She joined the Department of Medical Education at Penn State College of Medicine in 2011 in a part-time role in the Registrar's Office. She also participated in the Standardized Patient Program portraying a wide variety of patients during simulated patient encounters with medical students, nurses, Anesthesiologists, physicians, fellows and residents. She assumed full-time responsibilities as Administrative Support Coordinator for the Office for Scholarship in Learning and Research (OSLER) and the Medical Student Research Program (MSR). In addition, Renee involves herself in the education of others by performing in skits as part of the Kienle Drama Group in the Humanities Department.
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Chengwu Yang, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Chengwu Yang is an experienced psychometrician, measurement specialist, and clinical biostatistician. He earned his M.D. with a minor in Health Statistics from Tongji Medical University in 1993, M.S. in Medical Statistics from Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences in 2000, and Ph.D. in Biostatistics (Psychometrics focus) from Medical University of South Carolina in 2009. Since 2004, Dr. Yang has been focusing on measurement issues in medical sciences, and has been serving as a psychometrician/clinimetrician/measurement specialist on multiple research projects, including the movement disorders society-sponsored revision of the unified Parkinson's disease rating scale (MDS-UPDRS). At Penn State, he collaborates with investigators from in a number of fields, and has been involved in a number of successful grant applications and publications. His interest in medical education has led to several projects which include a recent publication of the Quality of Report Scale (QRS) for radiology residents.
Opportunities for Disseminating Educational Scholarship
Award and Grant Opportunities through ASME
Meetings and Conferences
Peer Review Publications
Useful Harrell Library Links for Medical Education Research
Preparing for Your Project
Searching the Medical Education Literature
Selecting Research Methods
Penn State Education DATA REGISTRY
Information will be forthcoming
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