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Patricia O'Sullivan, Ed.D.

  • Professor, Departments of Medicine and Surgery
  • Director, Office of Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME)
  • Endowed Chair in Surgical Education

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521 Parnassus Ave, Clinic Sci
San Francisco CA 94143
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1967 - 1970 Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA A.B. Chemistry, Cum Laude

1970 - 1971 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA M.S. Chemistry

1975 - 1978 University of Houston, Houston, TX Ed.D. Education

Patricia S. O'Sullivan, EdD is Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of Research and Development in Medical Education in the Office of Medical Education at the University of California, San Francisco. She has over 30 years of experience in medical and health professions education. Her research focus is primarily in clinical education. Her recent studies, initially funded by the Stemmler Fund of the National Board of Medical Examiners, concern the use of portfolios for assessment. Dr. O'Sullivan has served as the chair of the Research in Medical Education Program Planning Committee and the Research in Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges and as vice-president of the Division for Professions Education of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. O'Sullivan has been involved with educational research with health professionals in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and health related professions.

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  1. Anderson DR, Blissett S, O'Sullivan P, Qasim A. Differences in echocardiography interpretation techniques among trainees and expert readers. J Echocardiogr. 2021 May 29. View in PubMed
  2. Young JQ, Thakker K, John M, Friedman K, Sugarman R, van Merriënboer JJG, Sewell JL, O'Sullivan PS. Exploring the relationship between emotion and cognitive load types during patient handovers. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2021 May 26. View in PubMed
  3. Brondfield S, Blum A, Lee K, Linn M, O'Sullivan PS. The Cognitive Load of Inpatient Consults: Development of the Consult Cognitive Load Instrument and Initial Validity Evidence. Acad Med. 2021 May 25. View in PubMed
  4. Bullock JL, Seligman L, Lai CJ, O'Sullivan PS, Hauer KE. Moving toward Mastery: Changes in Student Perceptions of Clerkship Assessment with Pass/Fail Grading and Enhanced Feedback. Teach Learn Med. 2021 May 20; 1-11. View in PubMed
  5. O'Sullivan PS, Steinert Y, Irby DM. A faculty development workshop to support educator identity formation. Med Teach. 2021 May 13; 1-2. View in PubMed
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