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AOE Project ACCESS Webinar – Using Programs of Assessment to Drive Educational Research

March 2, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for the AOE Project ACCESS (A Carolina Community of Educational Scholarship Series) webinar “Using Programs of Assessment to Drive Educational Research” with Yoon Soo Park, PhD (Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital) on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 12:00pm EST via Zoom. 

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Summary: Assessing learners and providing meaningful feedback has been the cornerstone of educating physicians and health professionals across the continuum of training – this includes synthesizing information from a variety of assessments to make decisions on competence and entrustability. In this regard, educational assessments administered as part of standard curriculum provides opportunities to drive educational research as well as improve the quality of education delivered in medical schools and in residency programs. This presentation presents collection of studies using programs of assessment from medical school (diagnostic reasoning assessment) and from residency training (clinical assessments) to demonstrate continuous quality improvement of assessments through educational research. Best practices for facilitating educational research will be discussed, as well as educational research infrastructure needs and coproduction of scholarship with learners.

Yoon Soo Park, PhDYoon Soo Park, PhD is Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the inaugural Director of Health Professions Education Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Park’s experiences include both academic and industry settings, with research interests and experiences across multiple disciplines in psychometrics, biostatistics, educational psychology, and medicine. Park’s research agendas have focused on assessment methods in health professions education, advancing the preparation of learners in clinical reasoning and measurement of competencies through validity studies. He has also contributed to psychometric methods, focusing on statistical modeling of educational and psychological processes using latent class models and item response theory models. His psychometric research has contributed to methods that reduce statistical error for complex data structures. He has also actively engaged in interdisciplinary research in the social sciences, collaborating with diverse researchers and practitioners across disciplines.

Park is Chair of the Research in Medical Education (RIME) committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He is also Vice President and Member of Council for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), serving Division I: Education in the Professions


March 2, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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