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J. Jon Veloski,

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1025 Walnut Street
Suite 119, College Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-7901
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Medical School

MS, Measurement, Evaluation and Techniques of Research, University of Pennsylvania - 1976
BS, Drexel University - 1970

University Appointment

Managing Director
Center for Research in Medical Educaton and Health Care

Research and Clinical Interests

As Director of Medical Education Research, Mr. Veloski's primary responsibilities are in student assessment involving clinical simulations, written examinations, standardized patients and performance ratings by faculty. Other responsibilities include technical support for program evaluation of the M.D. curriculum and graduate medical education programs. He serves as Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and is a member of the College''s Curriculum Committee. 

He is currently studying the relationship between young physicians'' performance on USMLE Step 2 CS and residency program directors'' ratings of their clinical performance with support from the National Board of Medical Examiners. He co-authored a related paper with investigators from the NBME that will be presented at the RIME Conference at the AAMC meeting this year and published in Academic Medicine. He also co-authored a paper examining students'' attitudes toward caring for chronically-ill patients that will be presented at the same meeting and published in Academic Medicine. He will serve on a panel at that meeting disucussing the use of board certification data in outcomes assessment. 

He recently worked with other investigators at Jefferson, the University of California at San Francisco and the University of Michigan to study the relationship between students'' unprofessional behavior in medical school and subsequent disciplinary actions by state medical licensing boards. This work was published in The New England Journal of Medicine in December, 2005. 

He also completed a systematic review of the literature on the impact of feedback on physicians'' clinical performance supported by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, which was published in Medical Teacher. He also collaborated with the ABIM Foundation to develop a systematic review on the measurement of professionalism in medicine, which was published in Academic Medicine. 

Mr. Veloski completed his graduate work (ABD) in Measurement and Evaluation at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the past year he has served as a peer-reviewer for six journals. He is a member of the American Statistical Association and the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education.