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