Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research
Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research
Penn State Scholarship in Education Award!
DEADLINE for submissions: June 25, 2015
For more information and for an application, click on the SiE Award Tab
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
The 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 SiE Award Application Information:
DEADLINE for submission: June 25, 2015 by 11:59 PM
Help prepare for you Scholarship Award Application by attending the
SiE BOOT CAMP! May 26th - 3pm-5pm in T2500
The SiE Boot Camp will introduce participants to Glassick's criteria, which are used as the basis for selecting awardees. After practicing with each of the six criteria, workshop attendees will then begin to examine how the criteria apply to their own educational activity, and plan for how they will organize their Scholarship in Education Award submission. Prior to attending the workshop, attendees should decide on what educational activity they will select to highlight in their SiE Award application.
To REGISTER: Email Edresearch@hmc.psu.edu
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
Past OSLER Events:
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.
Penn State College of Medicine
Office of Medical Education, H123
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
717-531-0003, ext. 280809 – Office
717-531-4786 – Fax
To contact OLSER, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Haidet, M.D., M.P.H.
Britta M. Thompson, Ph.D, M.S.
Carol F. Whitfield, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Renee D. Seibel
Chengwu Yang, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
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
Was OSLER helpful in your work? If so, please acknowledge us with the following statement:
The author(s) acknowledge members of the Penn State Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research for their help and support of this work.
Please watch for OSLER offerings such as:
- Additional links to useful documents, helpful websites, research papers etc.
Please feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation or request information.
Phone: 717-531-0003, ext. 280809