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Increasing The Depth Of The Recruitment Pool For Future Women Academic Leaders: Should We Begin With Medical School Electives?, Stacey J. Kadish, Susan V. Barrett, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2006

Increasing The Depth Of The Recruitment Pool For Future Women Academic Leaders: Should We Begin With Medical School Electives?, Stacey J. Kadish, Susan V. Barrett, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

A 2002 report from the AAMC Project Implementation Committee indicated, “The pool from which to recruit women academic leaders remains shallow” (Bickel, et al., 2002). Since hen, much attention has been focused on improving conditions for women at the faculty level. Yet, few studies address the possibility that the medical school experience could impact the initial depth in this recruitment pool. Is there a trend in medical school that may be negatively impacting women’s success in pursuing a career in academia?

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2006.


Residents Report On The Importance Of An Undergraduate End Of Life Interclerkship, Stacey J. Kadish, Mary L. Zanetti, Laura A. Sefton, Susan V. Barrett, Marjorie Clay, David M. Clive, Julie A. Jonassen, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2006

Residents Report On The Importance Of An Undergraduate End Of Life Interclerkship, Stacey J. Kadish, Mary L. Zanetti, Laura A. Sefton, Susan V. Barrett, Marjorie Clay, David M. Clive, Julie A. Jonassen, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

Does the perceived value of a third year End of Life (EOL) Interclerkship change after medical students complete their first year of residency? Several research studies indicate students’ perceptions about specific learning experiences change after graduating from medical school.

The value that medical students put on their education of end of life issues increases after they leave medical school. This finding highlights the importance of teaching end of life issues to undergraduate medical students.

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2006.


Meeting Challenges In Caring For Patients With Disabilities: An Interclerkship Course, Julie A. Jonassen, Susan V. Barrett, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Candace Cassin, Darlene M. O'Connor, Mai-Lan A. Rogoff, Martin H. Young Nov 2006

Meeting Challenges In Caring For Patients With Disabilities: An Interclerkship Course, Julie A. Jonassen, Susan V. Barrett, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Candace Cassin, Darlene M. O'Connor, Mai-Lan A. Rogoff, Martin H. Young

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

Purpose: People with disabilities use healthcare services more than those without disabilities, yet healthcare systems often fail these individuals. Understanding the needs of those with physical and cognitive disabilities is crucial in providing them with appropriate healthcare. A one-day Interclerkship introduced third-year medical students to key challenges for physicians who care for disabled patients: (1) building trust and confidence, (2) communication, (3) anticipating secondary medical conditions, (4) appropriately modifying clinical encounters, and (5) identifying appropriate community resources.

Methodology: Essential elements of patient-centered care for disabled individuals were presented in plenary sessions. In small groups, students met with individuals with physical ...


Measuring Unprofessional Behavior During An 8-Station Osce, Mary L. Zanetti, Sarah M. Mcgee, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Wendy L. Gammon, Eric J. Alper, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2006

Measuring Unprofessional Behavior During An 8-Station Osce, Mary L. Zanetti, Sarah M. Mcgee, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Wendy L. Gammon, Eric J. Alper, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations



Standardized patients (SPs) are widely used in medical education but their use to assess professionalism is limited. This study investigated the utility of SPs assessing unprofessional behavior during an annual end of third year Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2006.


Together For Kids: Three-Year Project Report: A Project Administered By Community Healthlink, Inc., Melodie Wenz-Gross, Carole C. Upshur, Lynn Hennigan Mar 2006

Together For Kids: Three-Year Project Report: A Project Administered By Community Healthlink, Inc., Melodie Wenz-Gross, Carole C. Upshur, Lynn Hennigan

Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center Publications

The Together for Kids (TFK) project, funded by The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts and the United Way of Central Massachusetts, has been the result of the dedicated work of over 30 childcare, health care, child welfare and social service agencies concerned about early childhood mental health issues. These concerned constituents formed a coalition to address the increasing incidence of young children exhibiting challenging behaviors in preschool classrooms, as reflected nationally with current estimates ranging from 7% to 25% (Raver & Knitzer, 2002; Webster-Stratton & Hammond, 1997). These challenging behaviors typically include biting, hitting, throwing things, defying adults, or becoming withdrawn and unable to interact with others, and result in disrupted early childhood classrooms and children being expelled from programs (Grannan et al, 1999; Swanson, 2001). The problem of preschool expulsions has received national attention in recent years, and in fact a very ...


Using A Targeted Osce Station To Measure Unprofessional Behavior, Mary L. Zanetti, Eric J. Alper, Wendy L. Gammon, Kathleen M. Mazor, David S. Hatem, Sarah M. Mcgee, Michele P. Pugnaire Jan 2006

Using A Targeted Osce Station To Measure Unprofessional Behavior, Mary L. Zanetti, Eric J. Alper, Wendy L. Gammon, Kathleen M. Mazor, David S. Hatem, Sarah M. Mcgee, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

Standardized patients are widely used in medical education but their use to assess professionalism is limited. With grant support from the Edward J. Stemmler, MD Medical Education Research Fund (“Stemmler Fund”) of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the usefulness of standardized patients (SPs) in the assessment of professional behavior was investigated. A targeted professionalism OSCE station featuring a values conflict was written. A professionalism instrument was developed and subsequently revised during the course of the study, with the final version containing various components of American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) core set of eight professionalism attributes and several ...


Outcomes From An Interprofessional Educational Model For Teaching Community Health, Michele P. Pugnaire, Mary L. Zanetti, Michael A. Godkin, Robin Toft Klar, Janet Hale, Jill M. Terrien, Linda J. Cragin, Suzanne B. Cashman Jan 2006

Outcomes From An Interprofessional Educational Model For Teaching Community Health, Michele P. Pugnaire, Mary L. Zanetti, Michael A. Godkin, Robin Toft Klar, Janet Hale, Jill M. Terrien, Linda J. Cragin, Suzanne B. Cashman

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

Interprofessional team work is widely recognized as an essential component of our health care delivery system. At UMass, an interprofessional educational partnership was established with the goal of promoting interprofessional teaching to medical and nursing students in the area of community health.

Presented at the UMMS Commonwealth Medicine Academic Conference, Worcester, Mass. in 2006.