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Rector CSSC Research Committee

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Formalized in January, 2008, this interdisciplinary committee is co-chaired by Kate and Dale Berg, MD. It has been developed to foster and support the development and publication of research projects. One of the strategic tenets of simulation is to make certain that Rector CSSC educational endeavors impact students in a positive way and to try to determine if indeed students impact at the bedside on patients and patient care. Attendance and discussion at these every other week meetings is robust and scholarly. Rector CSSC has developed an interdisciplinary template to propose and follow research projects from conception through publication. There is also a mechanism to support research and obtain IRB for research projects.

  • The performance of well designed research projects to evaluate the utility and effectiveness of our curricular interventions is requisite to the Rector CSSC
  • It is the policy of the Rector CSSC that all new programs have a research component to them
  • The Research Committee meets on a frequent, regular basis to support and inspire research activities
  • The Rector CSSC has developed a template for presenting research questions to our committee
  • Over 20 research abstracts, papers and projects from faculty at the Rector CSSC have been published at regional, national and international meetings over the past year

Publications & Presentations from Faculty of the Rector CSSC (2008-09)

Berg D: Teaching Professionalism in Medicine, Meeting of Association Academic Physiatrists, Anaheim, Feb 2008. Used video clips and JEFF PLAYERS

Berg D: Teaching Giving Effective Feedback, Meeting of Association Academic Physiatrists, Anaheim, Feb 2008. Used video clips and JEFF PLAYERS

Majdan, J, Berg, K, Berg D, Lopez H and Schmidt R: The Development of a Remediation Course for students who fail a High-stakes OSCE, SGIM, Pittsburgh, May 2008

Berg, D, Berg K, Majdan J: Advanced Physical Diagnosis, SGIM, Pittsburgh, May 2008

Berg D, Berg K, Majdan J: Teaching Musculoskeletal Examination to medical Students; A Longitudinal Curriculum, SGIM, Pittsburgh, May 2008

Berg K, Berg D, Lopez H and Schmidt R: Development of a Curriculum to teach clinical surface anatomy to first year medical students, SGIM, Pittsburgh, May 2008

Berg K, Veloski J, Veloski J, Berg D, Clauser B and Winward, M: Relationship between performance on a medical schools’ clinical skills assessment and USMLE Step 2CS, RIME, AAMC, Nov 2008

Berg, D, Berg K, Majdan J: Symposium on the Use of Clinical Skills Centers in the Teaching and Evaluation of Clinical Skills for GME: NEGEA, Spring 2009

Construct Validation of the use of patient-focused Simulation for Student Assessment in a Surgical Clerkship: Judith Veloski, Gerald Issenberg, Katherine Berg, Dale Berg, and Jon Veloski, International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Jan 2009

Evaluating 3rd year medical student’s oral presentation skills using a chimera of standardized patient/patient simulator: Katherine Berg, Abigail Wolf, Samuel Duncan, James Day, Dale Berg, International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Jan 2009

The use of simulation to teach physical assessment of head and C-spine patients in the ICU to physical therapy students: Katherine Berg, Julie Mount, Samuel Duncan, James Day, Judy Veloski, Dale Berg, International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Jan 2009

Simulation Education in Basic Procedures and its effect on Resident comfort level and performance outcomes: Vincent Franze, Julie Ma, and Stephen McNulty, International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Jan 2009

Using Ultrasound real time scanning and simulation-based training to teach ultrasound guided central venous line placement in residents: John Kairys, Katherine Berg, James Day, Samuel Duncan, Carmen Sultana, Jon Veloski and Dale Berg, International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Jan 2009

Multidisciplinary Approach to Simulation Training for Obstetrical emergencies: Carmen Sultana, Ronald Hall, Edward Jasper, International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Jan 2009

An innovative use of infrared headphones to teach non-cardiac sounds at the patient’s bedside: Joseph Majdan, Katherine Berg, Dale Berg, International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Jan 2009

The Development of multimedia simulation using a hybrid of simulated patient actors (JEFF PLAYERS) and mechanical simulation models for teaching the core competencies of medical students and house staff: Dale Berg, Katherine Berg, Rob Hargraves, Samuel Duncan, Hy Kaplan, Joe Majdan, Carol Trent, Workshop in International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, Jan 2009

Communication and end-of-life care: An opportunity for interprofessional education, Williams D, Herge EA, Zapletal A, Fisicaro T and Berg D, Northeastern Group Educational Affairs, Penn State, May 2009

Bringing bedside rounds to the classroom: Simulated Rounds, using patients with real physical findings to breathe life into teaching physical examination to second year medical students: Berg K, Majdan J, Veloski J and Berg D, Northeastern Group Educational Affairs, Penn State, May 2009

The use of a hybrid of a standardized patient and a birthing simulator to assess the oral presentation and physical examination skills of 3rd year clerks on OB/GYN: Berg K, Wolfe A, Duncan S, Berg D, Northeastern Group Educational Affairs, Penn State, May 2009

The effectiveness of simultaneous group auscultation using infrared headphones to teach physical diagnosis at the bedside: Majdan J, Berg K and Berg D, Nov 2009

The development and use of hybrids and multimedia in simulation teaching and assessment (workshop): Berg D, Berg K, Hargraves R, Duncan S, Day J, Kaplan H and Majdan J, Nov 2009