Recognition for UCSF-UMC Doctoral Program in Health Professions Education 2019 Graduates

 |  By Karen Brent
Catherine Lucey, MD; Justin Sewell, MD, MPH, PhD; and Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD; photo by Elisabeth Fall

Catherine Lucey, MD; Justin Sewell, MD, MPH, PhD; and Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD; photo by Elisabeth Fall

Justin Sewell, MD, PhD; Julie Bowen, MD, PhD; and Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD
Justin Sewell, MD, PhD; Julie Bowen, MD, PhD; and Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD

CFE recognizes its 2019 UCSF-UMC Doctoral Program in Health Professions Education Graduates. Graduates presented their thesis work at the PhD graduation ceremonies and symposium, Emotions in Research, Education, and Patient Care, at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) in the Netherlands on August 30. Also, graduates were recognized at UCSF's 2018-2019 School of Medicine Teaching Awards Ceremony on October 16 at UCSF's Parnassus campus. These graduates and their work continue to highlight the collaboration between international academic institutions and UCSF in education scholarship.

Congratulations to the Doctoral Graduates for 2019:

  • Judith Bowen, MD, PhD, FACP, Department of Medicine, Washington State University - On Discontinuity and Learning: Investigations of Physicians' Response to Transitions of Patient Care Responsibility.
  • Justin Sewell, MD, MPH, PhD, Department of Medicine - Cognitive Load Theory: A Critical Lens for Examining Proceedural Skills Training in the Health Professions - The Case of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
  • Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences - Learning to Care for "Difficult Patients:" Motivation, Identity and Reflection in Medical Students and Residents.

Doctoral theses 2019Since 2010, UCSF has been in collaboration with University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) to offer the Doctoral Program in Health Professions Education. This international collaboration has made possible a rigorous program for scholarly advancement for medical education researchers. Successful candidates graduate with a PhD in Health Professions Education from UMC Utrecht. Well regarded medical education researchers from both institutions serve as mentors. To date we have had seven PhD graduates with almost 50 research products, either published or submitted, created in less than a decade.

For more information about the UCSF-UMC Doctoral Program in Health Professions Education Graduates