May 2018
Director's Message
OMERAD Represents at CGEA!  
OMERAD group picture at the CGEA meeting
As the OMERAD team grows, so does our influence! In March 2018, six of us traveled to the AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs (GGEA) medical education conference hosted by the Mayo Clinic. It was exciting to see new OMERAD faculty members Dr. Binbin Zheng and Stacey Pylman present. It was also inspiring to see the presentations of OMERAD veterans Geraud Plantegenest and Brian Mavis and see the impact of their leadership in action. 

Please find a copy of our CGEA presentations listed below in alphabetical order :

Because of Geraud Plantegenest’s participation on the CGEA Executive Committee, he will be the Program Chair of the 2019 CGEA conference. We invite CHM faculty and students to apply to present at the 2019 CGEA conference, as the conference will be hosted by MSU CHM and will be held in Grand Rapids! We hope to showcase the curricular and research innovations of many of you there. Please stay tuned for more information along with the request for proposals, which will be released in Fall.

For more information, please visit:
Randi N. Stanulis, Ph.D.
Office of Medical Education Research and Development
College of Human Medicine 
Professor, Department of Teacher Education
Meet Dr. Chang
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Dr. Chi Chang joined the College of Human Medicine as an Assistant Professor in January 2018. Before coming to OMERAD, she was a research Assistant Professor in the Methodology Group in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico. She has been a statistical consultant since 2004.

Dr. Chang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. As an undergraduate, she studied educational psychology and counseling, as well as elementary and secondary school teacher education. She obtained her first master’s degree in educational administration and policy. From 2007 to 2009, she worked in the Bureau of International Culture and Educational Relations in the Ministry of Education of the Taiwanese government. In 2009, she came to Michigan State University to pursue a doctoral degree in Measurement and Quantitative Methods (MQM). She earned her doctoral degree as well as a second master’s degree in biostatistics from MSU in 2016.

Her research focuses on methodology evaluation and methodology application. She likes to simulate data that mimics real world scenarios, and then apply statistical analyses to those scenarios to test their sensitivity in handling the complexity of the world. She is also interested in using statistical methods to make sense of big data in the medical disciplines.

Dr. Chang lives in Okemos. She enjoys playing piano and violin in her free time, and her favorite show is Grey’s Anatomy.   
The Shared Discovery Curriculum
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Just in Time Medicine 101
The Just In Time Medicine (JIT) system is a crucial component of the College of Human Medicine’s competency-based Shared Discovery Curriculum (SDC). This resource functions as the central point for curricular content and assessment. The entire SDC curriculum is accessible via JIT. The vast majority of content is publicly available, making it very convenient for prospective students who would like to learn more about the curriculum. In addition to CHM students, JIT is used by people all over the world

JIT acts as a portal, making internal content and material from other sources - such as electronic textbooks, YouTube, and Google Drive - more readily available. JIT is a constantly evolving resource; much like Wikipedia, the content on JIT has been created by many authors and is frequently updated. Having a responsive design allows JIT to work well across many different device types including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. JIT makes the SDC curriculum available anywhere .

In addition to content, JIT manages all the assessments that are used in the SDC curriculum. JIT functions as an assessment aggregator, combining data from the multitude of assessments that a student completes each semester. The combined information is presented to students and faculty on the JIT Dashboard. The dashboard quickly shows how each learner is progressing according to the SCRIPT taxonomy (Service, Care of Patients, Rationality, Integration, Professionalism and Transformation).
Faculty Development
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Spectrum Health/MSU CHM Partnership for Cultivating Excellence in Teaching, Assessment and Feedback
Several OMERAD and CHM faculty have been working in partnership with Spectrum Health to create and deliver a series of interactive two-day faculty development programs in Grand Rapids for Spectrum Health physicians and advanced practice providers, led by Spectrum Health’s Lori Schuh, MD, who is Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Monica van de Ridder, an Assistant Professor in OMERAD, has been working closely with several physicians to co-create curriculum for this two-day program. In addition, Dr. van de Ridder leads four courses, on assessing performance by direct observation, giving and receiving feedback, difficult feedback conversations, and bedside procedural teaching.

Needs assessments collected from Spectrum physicians, residents, and MSU CHM medical students revealed that there was a great need for more ways to effectively assess learner performance during rotations, learn how to give and receive feedback, teach providers to handle difficult feedback, increase their capability to teach in time compressed settings and teach clinical procedures.

The clinical faculty and OMERAD/CHM faculty set out to design series of courses to meet these needs of the clinical faculty.
Published Research
- DeMuth R, Gold J, Mavis B & Wagner D . Progress on a New Kind of Progress Test: Assessing Medical Students’ Clinical Skills. Academic Medicine. 2018; 93 (5): 724-728. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001982

- Phillips JP, Prunuske J, Fitzpatrick L & Mavis B . Initial development and validation of a family medicine attitudes questionnaire. Family Medicine. 2018; 50 (1): 47-51.

- Zheng, B ., & Warschauer, M. (2018). Feedback and revision patterns in cloud-based writing environment: Variation across Feedback Source and Task Type. Writing and Pedagogy , 9 (3), 517-553. doi: 10.1558/wap.32209

- Zheng, B ., Lin, C.-H., & Hsu, Y.-Y. (2018). World languages in online and blended K-12 Education. In K. Kennedy & R.E. Ferdig (Eds.), Handbook of research on K-12 online and blended learning (2 nd ed., pp. 375-383). Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press.
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