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EPAC Participants and Project Teams

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At each participating institution, a project team oversees the pediatric residency program and its establishment and testing of the EPAC project goals.

University of California, San Francisco

UCSF website

EPAC Site Director:

Michele E. Long, M.D.
Dr. Long is an Associate Clinical Professor and a pediatric hospitalist at UCSF. She has prior experience as a clerkship director at UC Davis. She brings expertise in the areas of mentorship, curriculum design, and curriculum implementation.

EPAC Site Co-Director:

H. Carrie Chen, M.D., M.S.Ed
Dr. Chen is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Core Clerkship at the University of California San Francisco. She also directs the Health Professions Education Pathway, a longitudinal UME/GME program. She brings expertise in curriculum development and is currently working with Dr. ten Cate to apply the EPA framework to early medical student clinical skills development.

EPAC Site Co-Director:

Daniel West, M.D.
Dr. West is Professor of Pediatrics, Vice-Chair for Education, and Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to curricular development, Dr. West brings expertise in assessment, especially in applications of measurement theory and regression modeling to build validity evidence for the assessment tools that will be used in EPAC to measure learner outcomes.

Member EPAC Cohort of 2016-2017:

We would like to extend a warm welcome to UCSF EPAC's second cohort of students:

  • Morgan Cronin
  • Manny Gonzales
  • Rachel Schenker
  • Tabitha Vase
     

Member EPAC Cohort of 2014-2015:

  • Claire Gibson
  • Rebecca Olveda
  • Perseus Patel
  • Brittany Sprigg
     

University of Colorado, Denver

University of Colorado, Denver website

EPAC Site Director: 

Jennifer B. Soep, MD
Dr. Soep is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, the Infant, Child and Adolescent Care Clerkship Director, and Pediatric Director of Phase IV at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine.  She has experience with developing, implementing and administering curricula and assessing and mentoring medical students.  She has been instrumental in applying the competencies to the medical student curriculum at University of Colorado.   

EPAC Site Co-Director: 

Paritosh Kaul, MD
Dr. Kaul is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Culturally Effective Medicine Thread at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine.  He has experience with developing, implementing and administering longitudinal curricula and assessing and mentoring medical students. 

EPAC Site Administrator: 

Patricia Schmitter, MEd
Mrs. Schmitter is the Program Manager in Medical Education, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado. She has experience facilitating development and implementation of medical education programs.  She has also been a Residency Program Coordinator in Child Neurology and has worked for many years as an Academic Advisor at several universities..

EPAC Site Core Team Members:

Janice L. Hanson, PhD, EdS
Dr. Hanson, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine, is the Director of Educational Research and Development in the Department of Pediatrics.  She has extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative educational research, including protocol development, analysis and publication.  She also has expertise in curriculum development, program evaluation, medical student/resident evaluation and teaching methods/teaching skills that apply across the continuum of medical education.

J. Lindsey Lane BMBCh
Dr. Lane is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Pediatrics.  She brings expertise in the areas of curriculum development and evaluation and the assessment of clinical skills and competency.

Adam Rosenberg, MD
Dr. Rosenberg, a Professor of Pediatrics, is the Pediatric Residency Program Director at University of Colorado.  He is the principal investigator for an Initiative for Innovation in Pediatric Education (IIPE) project at this institution that allows third year residents to have a 4 month longitudinal block that is individualized based on their career goals. 

EPAC Cohort 1 of 2014-2015:

  • Mindy Nguyen
  • Lindsey Reed
  • Kenji Tanabe


EPAC Cohort 2 of 2015-2016:

  • Michael Cookson
  • Julie Highland
  • Rachel Sewell
  • Sarah Williams
     

EPAC Cohort 3 of 2016-2017:

  • Aya Angstadt
  • Robert Fineberg
  • Erin McGonagle
  • Indira Sriram
     

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota website

EPAC Site Director:

John S. Andrews, M.D.  
Dr. Andrews is Associate Professor and Associate Head for Education in the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Minnesota. In his career, he has worked as a pediatric clerkship director and as a pediatric residency program director.

EPAC Site Residency Director:

Emily Borman-Shoap, M.D.
Dr. Borman-Shoap is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Minnesota. She is also a Faculty Advisor in the Medical School, providing mentorship to a cohort of medical students. In these roles she is integrally involved with all aspects of the learner experience, from medical school matriculation through the conclusion of residency training.

EPAC Site Medical Student Director:

Katherine Murray, M.D. 
Dr. Murray is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She directs the core clerkship in Pediatrics, elective rotations, and subinternships. She also coordinates early clinical experiences in pediatrics for first- and second-year medical students.

EPAC Course Director:

Patricia Hobday, M.D. 
Dr. Hobday is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hobday is a rheumatologist. She has a strong interest in education, and understands the pediatric subspecialty environment.

EPAC Site Administrator:

Dani Hans, BA
Ms. Hans is Undergraduate Medical Education Coordinator in the Department of Pediatrics. She works closely with all of the site directors and will provide administrative support to the program.

EPAC Site LIC Consultant:

Kathleen Brooks, M.D., MBA, MPA
Dr. Brooks is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health. She is Director of the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP). She brings extensive experience with longitudinal integrated clerkships (LIC) and undergraduate medical education to our team.

EPAC Site Surgery Director:

Robert Acton, M.D.
Dr. Acton is Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. He is Associate Surgery Program Director and Surgery Clerkship Director in the Department of Surgery.

Member EPAC Cohort of 2014-2015:

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the University of Minnesota's EPAC's inaugural students:

  • Lauren Carlson
  • Dorothy Curran
  • Timothy Rauschke
  • Ariel Stein
     

University of Utah

University of Utah website

EPAC Site Co-Director:

James F. Bale, Jr. M.D.
Dr. Bale is Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics, the University of Utah. He brings approximately 30 years of clinician-educator experience to EPAC.  He currently directs a residency program that is recognized for its high quality and educational innovation. Dr. Bale has extensive experience in faculty development and educational research. He recently served as Chair of the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties, a national organization devoted to promoting fellowship training in pediatric subspecialties. 

EPAC Site Co-Director:

Adam Stevenson, M.D. 
Dr. Stevenson is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Interim Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Utah. He brings extensive experience in curriculum design and assessment. He has several years experience as Clerkship Director of an innovative medical student curriculum in pediatrics.  Dr. Stevenson's educational innovations include a transition to pediatric internship course that has recently been adopted by other departments in the University of Utah's School of Medicine.

EPAC Site Coordinator:

Kristin Randall
Ms. Randall has served as the Clerkship Coordinator for the 3rd and 4th year medical student clerkships, sub-internships and elective rotations in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah for the past six years. She will serve as coordinator of Utah's EPAC program. 

EPAC Student Mentor:

Brian Good, M.D.
Dr. Good is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and he will serve as a student mentor in Utah's EPAC program.  He currently serves as Clerkship Director for the 3rd and 4th year medical student experiences in the Department of Pediatrics. He is currently a mentor in the Department of Pediatrics' Global, Rural and Underserved Health Certificate program.

EPAC Student Mentor:

Danielle Roussel, M.D. 
Dr. Roussel is Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum at the University of Utah. She will serve as a student mentor in Utah's EPAC program.  Before entering anesthesia training, Dr. Roussel completed an internship in pediatrics in the University of Utah's Categorical Pediatrics Residency program.  In addition to her educational roles in the Department of Anesthesia, Dr. Roussel currently serves on the Curriculum Committee of the University of Utah's School of Medicine. She will bring an extensive experience in undergraduate medical education curriculum development to the Utah EPAC program.

EPAC Student Mentor:

Tiffany Glasgow, M.D.
Dr. Glasgow is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. She will serve as a student mentor in Utah’s EPAC program. She is the co-director of the Clinical Methods and Medical Decision Making course encompassing all 4 years of medical students as well as a core member of the Student Education Enterprise for the 3rd and 4th year clerkships in Pediatrics.

Steering Committee

Deborah Powell, M.D.
Dean Emeritus, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Associate Vice President for New Models of Medical Education
University of Minnesota Academic Health Center

Dr. Powell is the Dean Emeritus of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota. She has been involved in medical education of both medical students and residents for more than 40 years and has served on the Boards of the AAMC, the ACGME, the ECFMG and the LCME Council. Her passion for changing medical education and creating new educational models led to the development of the EPAC project.

Carol Carraccio, M.D., MEd
Vice President, Competency Based Assessment Programs
American Board of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Milestones Project

Dr. Carraccio is Vice-President for Competency-based Assessment at the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). She has been a member of the steering committee for EPAC since the project's inception. Prior to working for the ABP, she spent her entire career in medical education as both a residency program director and vice-chair for education. She led the Pediatrics Milestones Project for the specialty.

Advisory Group

Aaron Friedman, M.D.
University of Minnesota
School of Medicine
Former dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School
Former vice president for health sciences

Douglas Jones, M.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
Professor of Pediatrics
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs

Joseph Gilhooly, M.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
Professor, Neonatology
Director, Pediatric Fellowships
Chair, Pediatric Fellowship Committee

Susan Day, M.D.
Sutter Health
California Pacific Medical Center
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Program Director - Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

Timothy Brigham, MDiv, Ph.D.
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Chief of Staff & Senior Vice-President
Department of Education

Consultants

Timothy Brigham, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Brigham is the Senior Vice President of Education at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He brings expertise in the area of GME and program accreditation.

Steven Clyman, M.D.
Dr. Clyman is Executive Director of the National Board of Medical Examiner’s (NBME) Center for Innovation. He has been a pioneer in assessment of physician competence and adds expertise in the areas of both individual assessment and program evaluation.

Susan Day, M.D.
Dr. Day is the Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the California Pacific Medical Center and the immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors of the ACGME. She brings expertise in the area of program accreditation.

Joe Gilhooly, M.D.
Dr. Gilhooly is a Professor of Pediatrics, Vice Chair for Education, and the Director of Fellowship Education at the Oregon Health Sciences University. As the current Chair of the Pediatric Residency Review Committee, Dr. Gilhooly is working on the next iteration of the program requirements and the Pediatric RC is interested in the concept of EPAs.

David Hirsh, M.D.
Dr. Hirsch is the Co-Creator and Co-Director of the Cambridge Integrated Clerkship, providing expertise in the area of longitudinal medical curriculum development and implementation.

M. Douglas Jones, Jr. M.D.
Dr. Jones is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics. He also co-directed the Residency Review and Redesign Project in Pediatrics which was the precursor to the Initiative for Innovation in Pediatric Education. He brings expertise in the area of innovation in medical education in pediatrics.

Linda Perkowski, Ph.D.
Dr. Perkowski is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Central Michigan University College of Medicine. She provides expertise in educational assessment and program evaluation.

Theodorus (Olle) ten Cate, M.D.
Dr. ten Cate is a Professor of Medical Education and Director at the Center for Development and Research in Medical Education at the University Medical College of Utrecht, the Netherlands, as well as adjunct professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco. He provides expertise in the conceptualization, establishment and implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) as tools to establish competence in the clinical context. The Pediatric Redesign Group has decided to utilize EPAs as the framework for this program.

Linda Lewin, M.D.
Dr. Lewin is Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Educational Programs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has led educational programs in primary care, professionalism, and ethics, and has served as chair of several national initiatives to create competency based models of reporting learner progress through medical school and residency training. In her current role she oversees all aspects of education in her department and co-leads a Primary Care Track program in the School of Medicine, and her current research initiatives revolve around development and testing of tools to improve communication skills in medical students and residents.

Alan Schwartz, Ph.D.
Dr. Schwartz is Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Medical Education and Research Professor of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on medical education, research methodology, and medical decision making. He is the Director of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (APPD LEARN), a collaborative educational research network of over 120 Pediatrics residency programs, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Medical Decision Making. He formerly served as the quantitative expert in the IIPE project support team, and edited the ABP Program Director's Committee Primer on Assessment in Graduate Medical Education.

Dorene Balmer, Ph.D.
Dr. Balmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Academic General Pediatrics, at Baylor College of Medicine, and the Associate Director of the Center for Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Medical Education at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH). Dr. Balmer started her professional career as a clinical nutritionist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and entered medical education in pediatrics after a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and an education generalist position at Columbia University’s Center for Education Research and Evaluation. At TCH, Dr. Balmer collaborates with pediatric faculty, residents, fellows and other stakeholders around program evaluation and educational research. Dr. Balmer shares her passion for qualitative inquiry in medical education through professional presentations, publications, and national organizations.

Thomas Rebbecchi, M.D.
Dr. Rebbecchi is Vice President for Assessment Programs at the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and responsible for Medical School examinations, product development and public engagement. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Rebbecchi served as the Medical Director for the Step 2 Clinical Skills examination with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). He is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomat of the NBME and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He continues to have an active practice of medicine at the Cooper University Hospital and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Tara Kennedy, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC
Dr. Kennedy is a Developmental Pediatrician who works as the Clinical Leader of Pediatric Autism Rehabilitation Services at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University. She has a Master’s of Education degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and completed a PhD program in Medical Education at the University of Toronto, with a focus on clinical training and supervision of medical trainees. She is actively involved in educational programs in the field of Child Development for medical trainees, physicians, and other health care professionals across North America.

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