Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research
Office for Scholarship in Learning and Education Research
OSLER Senior Scholar
Presented to Carol F. Whitfield, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
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.
Enrollment for workshops is now available. Space is limited so enroll early! All workshops are free of charge and are held at the Penn State College of Medicine.
Publishing Your Teaching Innovations
Presented by: Klara K. Papp, Ph.D., Co-Director, OSLER
Getting innovative work in medical education published is important. This workshop is for faculty interested in publishing educational innovations in peer-reviewed literature. We will discuss key criteria for writing up a manuscript of your innovation and for increasing the likelihood of getting it accepted for publication.
- November 12, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (C5702, College Crescent) - click HERE to register for THIS event
- December 10, 2014 – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (C5702, College Crescent) - click HERE to register for THIS event
Watch for additional workshops coming in 2015 presented by visiting professors.
Have a topic you would like to see a workshop on? Email your suggestions to: email@example.com.
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. See the MERC tab for information on how to submit a MERC proposal.
- Providing consultation to members of the faculty, staff, and students on research design, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.
Thanks so much to those who attended and participated in the kickoff celebration for the Office of Scholarship in Learning and Education Research (OSLER) at the Penn State College of Medicine. We were delighted by the robust turnout and the thoughtful dialogue during Dr. Adina Kalet's (@AKaletMD) three talks. Dr. Kalet expressed to us how impressed she was with the engagement and sophistication of the audience at Penn State.
We encourage you to bookmark our website (www.med.psu.edu/OSLER) and watch for upcoming developments and resources to help your efforts to pursue scholarly work in education. In the upcoming months, we will be starting up several initiatives for educators and scholars:
- A workshop series on commonly-requested topics about scholarship in education
- A PSU education data registry to facilitate data retrieval and management for projects using Penn State College of Medicine data
- Readings and links of interest for education scholars
- One-on-one consultations
We are very excited to be a part of the PSU community interested in scholarship in education, and we look forward to participating in the great work that goes on in our institution.
Paul Haidet, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Medical Education Research
Klara K. Papp, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Assessment and Program Evaluation
The Office of Scholarship in Learning and Education Research (OSLER)
held its Inaugural Celebration 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.
Klara K. Papp, Ph.D
Carol F. Whitfield, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Useful Harrell Library Links for Medical Education Research:
(many articles are listed within each category)
• Preparing for Your Project
• Searching the Medical Education Literature
• Selecting Research Methods
Please watch for OSLER offerings such as:
- Links to submit requests for an OSLER consultation
- Additional links to useful documents, helpful websites, research papers etc.
- Information on the Penn State University education data registry
In the meantime, please feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation or request information.
Phone: 717-531-0003, ext. 280809
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.
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