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Office of Assessment and Evaluation Studies

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Publications and presentations

The Office of Assessment and Evaluation Studies produces publications and presentations in the research areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, continuing medical education and more. See recent publications and presentations below.

Publications

Undergraduate

  • Wetzel, A.P. (2008). Establishing a student tutoring program. Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, 18-1S, 7.
  • Wetzel A.P., Mazmanian P.E., Hojat, M, Kreutzer, K.O., Carrico, R.J., Carr, C., et al. Measuring medical students’ orientation toward lifelong learning: A psychometric evaluation. Academic Medicine, 85. 

Continuing Medical Education

  • Bordage, G., Carlin, B., & Mazmanian, P.E. (2009). Continuing medical education effect on physician knowledge: Effectiveness of continuing medical education: American college of chest physicians evidence-based educational guidelines. Chest, 35, 29-36.
  • Davis, D.A., Bordage, G., Moores, L., Bennett, N., Marinopoulos, S., Mazmanian, P.E., et al. (2009). The science of continuing medical education: Terms, tools, and gaps: Effectiveness of continuing medical education: American college of chest physicians evidence-based educational guidelines. Chest, 135, 8-16.
  • Mazmanian, P.E. (2009). Continuing medical educations costs and benefits: Lessons for competing in a changing health care economy. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 29, 133-134.
  • Mazmanian, P.E. (2009). It is time to study the costs and benefits of regulating continuing medical education in the United States. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 29, 197-200.
  • Mazmanian, P.E., Davis, D.A., & Galbraith, R. (2009), Continuing medical education effect on clinical outcomes: Effectiveness of continuing medical education: American college of chest physicians evidence-based educational guidelines. Chest, 135, 49-55.
  • Mazmanian, P.E., Galbraith, R., Miller, S.H., Schyve, P.M., Kopelow, M., Thompson, J.N., Aparicio, A., et al. (2008). Accreditation, certification, and licensure: How six general competencies are influencing medical education and patient care. Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline, 94(1), 8-15.
  • McGaghie, W.C., Siddall, V.J., Mazmanian, P.E., & Myers, J. (2009). Lessons for continuing medical education from simulation research in undergraduate and graduate medical education: Effectiveness of continuing medical education: American college of chest physicians evidence-based educational guidelines. Chest, 135, 62-68.

Other

  • Feldman, M., & Rosen, M. (2009). Organizing the evidence in medical simulation: A review of taxonomies. Simulation in Healthcare, 3, 262.
  • Feldman, M., & Smith-Jentsch, K. (2009). Assessing interpersonal skills in an interactive computer based simulation taskbed. Simulation in Healthcare, 3, 262.
  • McMillan, J.H., & Wetzel, A.P. (in press). Locating and reviewing related literature. In J.H. McMillan, Educational Research: Fundamentals for the Consumer (6th ed). Boston, MA: Pearson.
  • Rosen, M. A., Feldman, M., Salas, E., King, H. B., & Lopreiato, J. Challenges and opportunities for applying human factors methods to the development of non-technical skills in healthcare education. Proceedings of the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, 2010.
  • Wetzel, A. Book review: Internet, mail and mixed-mode surveys: The tailored design method. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 30(3).

Presentations

Undergraduate

  • Crespo, L. & Feldman, M.  (2010). Simulation in pharmacology education:  Going beyond mannequins. Invited workshop at the 2010 American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Teaching Institute, Anaheim VA.
  • Feldman, M. (2009). Simulation & modeling in undergraduate medical education. Invited Presentation at MODSIM annual conference, Virginia Beach VA.
  • Santen, S., Wetzel, A., Haywood, Y., & Hoban, J. (2008, April). Identification, prevention, intervention: Strategies to serve at-risk students. Facilitated small group discussion at the Association of American Medical Colleges conference.
  • Santen, S., Wetzel, A., Haywood, Y., & Hoban, J. (2008, April). Identification, prevention, intervention: Survey of strategies to serve at-risk students. Poster Presentation at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs conference.
  • Verduin, M., Moroose, B., Feldman, M., & Bagley, V. (2010). A novel first-year medical student course in psychiatry: Development, delivery, and lessons learned. Poster to be presented at the Association for Academic Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Pasadena CA.
  • Wetzel, A. (2008, April). Establishing a student tutoring program. Poster presentation at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs conference.

Continuing Medical Education

  • Mazmanian, P.E.  (2009, December 4).  Bottom line funding in the US and Canada: commercialization strategies for planned change. Alliance for Continuing Medical Education/JCEHP: Virtual Journal Club. 
  • Mazmanian, P.E. (2010, October 8). Invited comments on maintenance of competence through simulation-based medical education. Northwestern University Conference, Simulation Technology in Healthcare Professions Education.
  • Mazmanian, P.E. (2010, October 14). IOM report on redesigning continuing education in the health professions: What does this mean for you? American Medical Association 21st Annual Conference, National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration.
  • Mazmanian, P.E. (2009, September 24). Knowledge transfer in action.  Alliance for Continuing Medical Education/JCEHP: Virtual Journal Club.
  • Mazmanian, P.E. (2009, December 4).  Redesigning continuing education in the health professions. Institute of Medicine Webinar.
  • Mazmanian, P.E.  (2010, May 13). Continuing education, health care, and health reform. Institute of Medicine/Josiah Macy Press Conference.

Other

  • Abrams, L., Wetzel, A., McMillan, J. (2010, October). Teachers’ voices about the effectiveness of benchmark testing. Presentation at the National Evaluation Institute.
  • Abrams, L., Wetzel, A., McMillan, J. (2010, April). Teachers’ formative use of benchmark testing data. Roundtable discussion at the American Educational Research Association conference.
  • Feldman, M., Afek, A., & Smith-Jentsch, K. A. (2008). Personality-display rule congruence predicts emotional labor and cognitive performance. Paper presented at the annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference, San Francisco.
  • Feldman, M., Smith-Jentsch, K., Wiese, C., Afek, A., Brown, K., & Schwartz, J. (2009, April). Personality-display rule congruence and emotional regulation in a service simulation. Symposium presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans.
  • Hultin, M., Thorstensson, M., Sanderson, P., & Feldman, M. (2010). Is the outcome worth the effort? Possibilities with modern tools for data analysis and visualization of complex medical training. Round table session presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare annual conference, Phoenix.
  • Mazmanian, P.E. (2010, September 12). Invited comments on continuing education strategies for psychologists. American Psychological Association, Education Leadership Conference.
  • Rosen, M., Weaver, S., Lazarra, E., Wu, T., Salas, E., & Feldman, M. (2010). Designing Event-based Measurement Tools for Teamwork Skills Training. Workshop session presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare annual conference, Phoenix.