Research

Research plays a vital role in understanding how programs contribute to overall outcomes in medical education. This is especially true at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. With its commitment to clinical skills education and training, OU recognizes research as an integral part of the mission of the Clinical Skills Education & Testing Center (CSETC).

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY ACADEMIC YEARS 2012-2014

 

PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

 

Sparks RA, Wallace MD, Palmer BW, Thompson BMOvercoming Barriers to Implementing a Male Urogenital Teaching Associate (MUTA) Program. Association of Standardized Patient Educators Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, June 24, 2014.

Sparks RA, Goldston L, Wallace MDCirlot T, Turner P, Fisher M, Thompson BM, Bratzler DW. Standardized Patients Strike Fear in a Group of Interprofessional Students at "Fright Night 2013. Association of Standardized Patient Educators Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, June 24, 2014.

Fisher MJ, Sparks RWallace MThompson BMEmpowering patients through interprofessional collaboration: An interprofessional approach. Midwestern Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 29, 2014.

Flint C, Craig LB, Thompson BM, Nightingale L. Health Literacy. CREOG APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 2014.

Welsh BD, Craig LB, Thompson BMClinical Evaluations of Medical Students are Biased by Factors Unrelated to Student Performance. CREOG APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 2014.

Levine R, Thompson BMTeam Cohesiveness and Performance in Team-Based Learning Teams Versus Small Groups. Association of American Medical Colleges, Philadelphia, PA, November 4, 2013.

Fetters NL, Sparks RA, McNeill DL, Thompson BMAn Enhanced Problem Based Learning Strategy to Improve Clinical Skills Development in a Physician Associate Program. American Academy of Physician Assistants, New Orleans, LA, September 2013.

Fetters NL, Sparks RA, McNeill DL. A Method to Aid in the Decision to Restore Licensure for PAs Re-entering the Workforce. American Academy of Physician Assistants, New Orleans, LA, September 2013.

Borges NJ, Thompson B, Roman BJ, Townsend M., Carchedi L, Cluver J, Frank J, Levine R. Team Emotional Intelligence, Team Interactions, and Gender in Medical Students during a Psychiatry Clerkship. International Congress on Emotional Intelligence, New York, NY, September 2013.

Wallace MD“Trading Spaces”: Our experience with converting to LearningSpace. Human Patient Simulation Network, San Francisco, CA, July 2013.

Sparks R, Wallace M, Thompson BMUse of Standardized Patients to Evaluate Medical Student Clinical Skills Evaluation Post Encounter Notes. Association of Standardized Patient Educators, Atlanta GA, June 2013.

Klump KE, Thiessen A, Hill MR, Thompson BM, O’Donoghue DL, Halliday NL. Providing structure checklists in the cadaver dissection laboratory: Evaluation of outcomes and student satisfaction. Experimental Biology/American Association of Anatomist, Boston, MA, April, 2013.

Halliday N, O’Donoghue D, Thompson BHuman structure in 7 weeks: One approach to providing sufficient anatomical training in a modern medical school curriculum. Experimental Biology/American Association of Anatomists, Boston, MA, April, 2013.

Lees JSUpdate on the Role of Simulation and Skills Training in Medical Education. OK Chapter of ACS Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, OK. March 1, 2013.

Levine R, Thompson BMTeam Cohesiveness and Performance in Team-Based Learning Teams Versus Small Groups. Association of American Medical Colleges, Philadelphia, PA, November 4, 2013.

Basch C, Albrecht R, Havron W, Kosik E, Lees J, Roberts P.  The Use of In Situ Simulation for Annual Multidisciplinary Trauma Training. Trauma Center Association of America 15th Annual Trauma Conference. Charleston, South Carolina. October 23-26, 2012.

Thompson BThe Facilitators and Barriers of Medical Education Innovations: How are Medical Education Innovations Adopted and Diffused through Medical Education. The Generalists in Medical Education, San Francisco, CA, November 2, 2012.

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

 

Halliday N, O’Donoghue D, Thompson BM. Human structure in 6.5 weeks: One approach to providing foundational anatomical competency in an era of compressed medical school anatomy curricula. Anatomical Sciences Education, In Press.

Thompson BM, Ownby AR, Hafler JP. The hidden curriculum for faculty: Betwixt and between, In, F. Hafftery and JF O’Donnell (Eds.), The Hidden Curriculum, In Press.

Johnson JJ ; Thurman JB ; Garwe TG ; Wallace K ; Anastakis DJ ; Lees JS. Variations in procedure time based on surgery resident postgraduate year level. Journal of Surgical Research. 2013; 185(2):570-574.

Sparks RA, Ramakrishnan K K. Common Dermatosees. Taylor’s Manual of Family Medicine.  In, PM Paulman, AA Paulman and JD Harrison (Eds.), Taylor’s Manual of Family Medicine, Fourth Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, In Press.

Sparks RAWallace MDThompson BM. Use of Standardized Patients to Evaluate Medical Student Clinical Skills Evaluation Post Encounter Notes. Journal of Simulation in Healthcare. 2013; 8(3): 194.

Craig LB, Smith C, Crow SM, Driver W, Thompson BM. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship for Males and Females: Similar Curriculum, Different Outcomes? Medical Education Online. 2013; 18: 21506

Ernst KD, Cline WL, Dannaway DC, Davis EM, Anderson M, Atchley CB, Thompson BM. Weekly and Consecutive Day Neonatal Intubation Training Are Comparable on a Pediatrics Clerkship. Academic Medicine. 2014; 89(3):505-510.

Thompson B. The Facilitators and Barriers of Medical Education Innovations: How are Medical Education Innovations Adopted and Diffused through Medical Education? Medical Science Educator. 2013; 23(1):67.

Sparks R, Seavey J, Thompson BMLees JL, Wallace M. Evaluating Resident Physician-Patient Communication Skills as Part of an Informed Consent Objective Structured Clinical Exam. Journal Simulation in Healthcare. 2012;7:206.

Scott SM, Teal CM, Manning S, Thompson BM, Haidet PH. Teaching students to elicit contextual information through a standardized patient encounter. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9126.

Johnson JJ, Jacocks AM, Gauthier SC, Irwin DA, Wolf RF, Garwe T, Lerner MR, Lees JS. Establishing a swine model to compare vascular prostheses in a contaminated field. Journal of Surgical Research. 2012; 181:355-358.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

Thompson BMQualitative Data Analysis. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate Program, MedStar Health System, Alexandria, VA, May 2014. (Invited)

Thompson BMIntroduction to Qualitative Data Collection Methods. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate Program, MedStar Health System, Alexandria, VA, May 2014. (Invited)

Thompson BMQuestionnaire Design and Survey Research. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate Program, MedStar Health System, Alexandria, VA, May 2014. (Invited)

Sparks RATeaching Communication Skills in Residency Education. McClellan County Medical Education Foundation, Academic Medicine Fellowship, Waco, TX, April 2014.  (Invited)

Sparks RAUsing Simulation in Residency Education. McClellan County Medical Education Foundation, Academic Medicine Fellowship, Waco, TX, April 2014.  (Invited)

Thompson BMQuestionnaire Design and Survey Research. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate Program, MedStar Health System, Washington, DC, May 2013.

Thompson BMProgram Evaluation and Evaluation Research. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate Program, MedStar Health System, Washington, DC, May 2013.

Thompson BMIntroduction to Qualitative Data Collection Methods. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate Program, MedStar Health System, Washington, DC, May 2013.

Thompson BMProgram Evaluation and Evaluation Research. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate Program. Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, Alabama, May 2013.

Sparks RATeaching Communication Skills in Residency Education. McClellan County Medical Education Foundation, Academic Medicine Fellowship, Waco, TX, April 2013.

Sparks RAThe Arts and Medical Education. McClellan County Medical Education Foundation, Academic Medicine Fellowship, Waco, TX, April 2013.

Thompson BMProgram Evaluation and Evaluation Research. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate Program, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, January 2013.

Thompson BMProgram Evaluation and Evaluation Research. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate Program, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, March 2013.

Thompson BMQuestionnaire Design and Survey Research. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate Program, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, March 2013.

Thompson BMQuestionnaire Design and Survey Research. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate Program, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, January 2013.

Sparks RAThe Foundation of the Physician/P.A. Relationship, Law and Medicine Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, November 2012. (Invited address)

 

FUNDED GRANTS

 

Sparks RA, Thompson BM and the HSC IEPC Interprofessional Education on the OU Health Sciences Center Campus. Wisdom Family Foundation, 2012-2014, $332,591.

Fetters N, Sparks RAStandardization of the Clinical Skills Evaluation of Physician Assistant Students across Multiple PA Programs. National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), 2009-2012, $21,500.

 

RECOGNITION, AWARDS, and HONORS

 

Sparks RA. Physician of the Year, Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants.

Thompson BM and Chauvin SW. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Leadership Education and Development (LEAD). Co-directors of the AAMC LEAD program.

Mount AG. 2014 Emmy Award, The Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

OU College of Medicine  and CSETC. CBS “Sunday Morning” chose the CSETC as one of two facilities highlighted on  a  segment called “How dummies, drills aid medical training”, corresponded by David Pogue of The New York Times. The segment showed how “cutting-edge technology is used to  simulate real-life emergencies” and can be viewed at: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57578272/how-dummies-drills-aid-medical-training/

Sparks RA. Dr. Sparks was nominated for the OU Health Sciences Center’s Dr. Robert Magarian Faculty Award, April 2013.

Sparks RA. Dr. Sparks was invited as the commencement speaker for the McClellan County Medical Education Foundation, Academic Medicine Fellowship Graduation, May 2013.