Current Research and Scholarly Interests
I am interested in graduate medical education -- particularly in understanding how learners learn best and how to optimize graduate medical education given recent work hours changes, increasing handoffs, increasing patient safety standards which have led to increased supervision, and limited longitudinal exposure with faculty.
A few of my studies/areas of interest include:
(1) National Nighttime Curriculum Study: Measured the impact of a national nighttime curriculum on residents' perception of learning, confidence and knowledge in handling routine overnight issues.
(2) Coaching Initiative: An innovative approach to provide longitudinal assessment and feedback to residents, and help residents develop skills of lifelong learning and self-reflection. This program pairs a faculty coach with ten residents, who they follow for all three years.
(3) Scholarly Concentrations: Studying the impact of scholarly concentrations on resident learners.
(4) IPASS Study (National Handoff Study; we were one of nine pilot sites): Implemented an educational intervention to improve residents' knowledge and use of handoff tools.
(5) Remediation: Creating better tools for identifying and helping remediating learners.
(6) Residents as Teachers: Measuring the impact of our required senior resident rotation in teaching.