Research & Scholarship

The Emory Center for Experiential Learning (ExCEL) provides educational researchers with an environment to develop innovative curriculums and methods of implementation. Through the Center, medical educators are provided with an ideal situation to study teaching and assessment programs. ExCEL provides the resources necessary for succesfful scholarship.

ExCEL provides the educational scholar with the environment to accurately quantify training and assessment. Furthermore they can approximate how these interventions may translate into improved patient outcomes.” Dr. Ander says.

On-going research:

  1. Longitudinal attitudes toward team work
  2. Affect of a simulation based inter profession team training program on teamwork and communication skills
  3. Training emergency medicine residents to perform the musculoskeletal examination using physical therapy faculty as instructors

2013 SGEA/SGSA/OSR

Annual Conference
Building Bridges: 2 "G's" are better than 1
April 18-20, 2013
Savannah, GA
http://www.sgeaannualmeeting.com

Two general themes.

  1. Presentations about Interprofessional Team Training
  2. Presentation about EM OSCE

Small Group Discussions

Implementation of Interprofessional Team Training Initiatives

Douglas Ander, Alyssa Bryant, Barbara Peck, Beth Parker Davis, Bethany Robertson, Carolyn Clevenger, Kate Woeber, Kimberly Greenberg and Richard Brouillard
Interprofessional education is a critical curricular component for all healthcare students. In particular team training and patient safety initiatives are vital. Development and implementation of interprofessional team training programs across discipline and schools can be a challenge. Our session is designed to summarize best practices for the design and implementation of these curriculums. Time will be allotted to brainstorm innovative approaches to interprofessional education. A consensus report will be created for dissemination and publication.

Oral Presentations

Implementation of Inter-professional Team Training Initiatives

Alyssa Bryant
Inter-professional education is a critical curricular component for all healthcare students. In particular team training and patient safety initiatives are vital. Development and implementation of inter- professional team training programs across discipline and schools can be a challenge. Our session is designed to summarize best practices for the design and implementation of these curriculum. Time will be allotted to brainstorm innovative approaches to inter-professional education. A consensus report will be created for dissemination and publication.

A Novel Management-Focused Objective Structured Clinical Examination Provides Valid Assessment of Medical Students’ Clinical Skills

Joshua Wallenstein and Douglas S. Ander
To better evaluate clinical reasoning and medical decision-making skills in our clerkship we created a novel management-focused OSCE. Our objective in this study was to assess the validity of our OSCE as an evaluation tool through demonstration of performance correlation to other accepted evaluation methods and through case-item analysis. Our OSCE demonstrated significant correlation with clinical evaluation by faculty and ideal case-item characteristics, providing evidence of its validity as an evaluation of clinical skills. 

Teaching the Teachers: Faculty Development in Inter-professional Education

Beth P. Davis, Carolyn K. Clevenger, Samuel Posnock, Bethany D. Robertson and Douglas S. Ander
Faculty-leading inter-professional education requires unique competencies. We explored the impact of facilitator training and participation in an inter-professional team training event. Fifty-three facilitators were sampled via pre-post questionnaires. Self-efficacy for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes was assessed. Post-session scores were significantly higher, demonstrating that a facilitator development course and participation in the teaching event had a positive impact on perceived knowledge, skills and attitudes toward inter-professional teamwork.