Research and Teaching Interests: Dr. Yingling oversees the design and implementation of student assessment and curricular program evaluation systems. She identifies new technologies for collecting, analyzing and visualizing medical education data, with an emphasis on creating self-regulated learning cycles for students and quality improvement cycles for leadership and teaching faculty.
Categories: Department of Medical Education, DME Faculty
Research and Teaching Interests: Dr. Yudkowsky’s teaching interests are in the scholarship of Health Professions Education and professional development programs for faculty and staff who develop and implement standardized patient (SP)-based educational programs (SP educator certificate program, and others). Research interests focus on simulation-based assessments: (1) promoting and assessing clinical reasoning through SP encounters (exploring methods to assess clinical reasoning through post-encounter notes and promoting clinical reasoning while teaching and assessing physical exam skills via a hypothesis-driven physical exam); (2) setting pass/fail cut scores for simulation-based assessments, especially in mastery-learning environments (How does benchmark performance information provided to judges need to be modified for a repeated-testing mastery environment? What is the impact on standard setting judgments of different benchmark information, or other evidence-based information?); and (3) improving SP checklist and rating scale design by focusing on high-salience items for a given purpose (for example clinically discriminating items or high salience communication items).
Categories: Department of Medical Education, DME Faculty, Master of Health Professions Education, Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute