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Faculty Profile : Dr. Debra Klamen

debra klamen
Debra Klamen, MD, MHPE
Associate Dean for Education & Curriculum
Professor and Chair, Dept of Medical Education

801 N Rutledge, Room 3050
dklamen@siumed.edu
(217)545-7932

 

Educational Background | Research Interests & Projects | Teaching Interests & Activities | Selected Publications & Presentations | Grants/Honors

Educational Background

  • 1977-1981 B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • 1981-1985 M.D., University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • 1996-1998 M.H.P.E., University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • 1995 Harvard Macy Institute: Program for Physician Educators, Boston, MA
  • 2001-2002 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2005 Harvard Macy Institute: Program for Leaders in Healthcare Education, Boston, MA
  • 2014 Harvard Macy Institute: Leading Innovations in Healthcare & Education, Boston, MA

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1985-1988 Resident in Psychiatry, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • 1988-1989 Chief Resident in Psychiatry, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL

Research Interests & Projects

  • Stress Management in Medical School and Residency
  • Medical Education - Curriculum Design
  • Medical Education - Evaluation and Assessment
  • Medical Education – Outcomes
  • Medical Education – Longitudinal Performance Assessment
  • Medical Education – Evaluation and Remediation of Failing Students
  • Medical Education – Diagnostic reasoning acquisition

Teaching Interests & Activities

1. Faculty development in the following areas:

  • Adult learning
  • Preparation for Promotion and Tenure
  • Stress Management
  • Improving clinical performance appraisals
  • Diagnosing and Treating the failing student
  • Curricular development and implementation

2. Student teaching in the following areas:

  • Clinical psychiatry
  • Problem based learning
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Patient safety

Selected Publications & Presentations

Journal Publications

  • Williams RG, Dunnington GL, Mellinger JD, Klamen DL. Unintended Consequences of ACGME Milestones: A Commentary on the Meaning and Measurement Characteristics of Global Performance Ratings. Acad Med. In Press
  • Williams RG, Dunnington GL, Mellinger JD, Klamen DL.  Placing Constraints on the Use of the ACGME Milestones: A Commentary on the Limitations of Global Performance Ratings. 2014.  Academic Medicine, epub ahead of print. doi:10.1097/ACM0000000000000507
  • Williams RG, Klamen DL, Markwell SJ, Cianciolo AT, Colliver JA, Verhulst S. Variations in Senior Medical Student Diagnostic Justification Ability. Acad Med 2014; 89(5): 790-798
  • Cianciolo AT, Williams RG, Klamen DL, Roberts NK. Biomedical knowledge, clinical cognition, and diagnostic justification: A structural equation model. Med Educ 2013; 47(3): 309-16.
  • Klamen DL, Sanserino K, Skolnik P. Patient Safety Education: What Was, What Is, and What Will Be? Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 2013: 2(S1); S44-S49.
  • Williams RG, Klamen DL. Examining the Diagnostic Justification Abilities of Fourth Year Medical Students.  Academic Medicine, 2012; 87:1008-1014
  • Hilary Sanfey, MB, BCh, MHPE; Debra A. DaRosa, PhD; Gerald B. Hickson, MD; Betsy Williams, PhD, MPH; Ranjan Sudan, MD; Margaret L. Boehler, RN, MS; Mary E. Klingensmith, MD; Debra Klamen, MD, MHPE; John D. Mellinger, MD; James C. Hebert, MD; Kerry M. Richard, Esq; Nicole K. Roberts, PhD; Cathy J. Schwind, RN, MS; Reed G. Williams, PhD; Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD; Gary L. Dunnington, MD. Pursing Professional Accountability: An Evidenced Based Approach To Addressing Residents With Behavioral Problems. Archives of Surgery 2012; 147(7):642-647. 
  • Roberts N, Williams R, Klingensmith M, Sullivan, Boehler M, Hickson G, Kim M, Klamen D, LeBlang T, Schwind C, Titchenal K, Dunnington G. The Case of the Entitled Resident: A Composite Case Study of a Resident Performance Problem Syndrome with Interdisciplinary Commentary.  Medical Teacher 2012, Sept 10. (Epub ahead of print).
  • Reed G. Williams, Debra L Klamen, Christopher B White, Emil Petrusa, Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, Carol F. Whitfield, John H. Shatzer, Teresita McCarty, and Bonnie M. Miller. Tracking Development of Clinical Reasoning Ability Across Five Medical Schools Using a Progress Test. Academic Medicine. 2011;86(9):1148-1154.
  • Klamen DL, Borgia PT. Predicting Failing Performance on a Senior Clinical Performance Examination: The Utility of Pre-Clerkship Clinical Performance Examinations. Academic Medicine. 2011;86(40):516-520.
  • Klamen DL, Williams RG. The Efficacy of a Targeted Remediation Process for Students Who Fail Standardized Patient Examinations. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2011;23(1):3-11.
  • Roberts NK, Klamen DL. The case for teaching explicit reading strategies to medical students. Medical Education. 2010;44(4):328-329.

Books

  • Klamen DL, Pan PD. Psychiatry: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review (13th ed.). Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, in press.
  • Toy EC, Klamen DL. Case Files; Psychiatry. 4rd Edition. Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, in press.
  • Klamen DL, Lower T, Lack J, Kink L. Resident Readiness; Pediatrics. Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, in press.
  • Klamen DL, McDowell C, Clark T. Resident Readiness; Emergency Medicine. Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2014.
  • Klamen DL, Rull G. Resident Readiness; Internal Medicine. Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2014.
  • Klamen DL, Meier, A. Resident Readiness; Surgery. Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York ,2014.
  • Klamen DL, Yeomans E. Resident Readiness; Obstetrics/Gynecology. Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2014.
  • Klamen DL, George, B. Resident Readiness; Surgery. Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2013.
  • Klamen DL, Hingle S.  Resident Readiness; Internal Medicine.  Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2013.
  • Klamen DL, Williams RG. The Diagnosis and Treatment of the Failing Student: Standardized Patient Examinations. SIU Press, Springfield, Illinois, 2010.
  • Klamen DL, Pan PD. Psychiatry: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review (12th ed.). Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2009.
  • Toy EC, Klamen DL. Case Files; Psychiatry. 3rd Edition. Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2009.
  • Klamen DL, Pan PD. Psychiatry: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review (11th ed.). Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2006.
  • Toy EC, Klamen DL. Case Files; Psychiatry. 2nd Edition. Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2006.
  • Toy EC, Klamen DL. Case Files: Psychiatry. Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2004.

Presentations

2013

  • October, Diagnostic Justification Exercise for Medical Students, Aichi Medical School, Nagoya, Japan
  • October, Preparing yourself for Promotion and Tenure, SIUSOM "Hit the Ground Running" Series, Springfield, Illinois
  • November, Stress Management, SIUSOM "Hit the Ground Running" Series, Springfield, Illinois

2012

  • March, CGEA Annual Meeting, "Perceptions of Medical Student-Nurse Interaction",  Cincinatti, OH
  • April, SGEA Annual Meeting, "Perceptions of Medical Student-Nurse Interaction", Savannah, GA

2011

  • March, CGEA Annual Meeting, "Use of a Diagnostic Justification Exercise to Assess Clinical Reasoning", Omaha, Nebraska
  • March, CGEA Annual Meeting, "The Diagnosis and Treatment of Students with Clinical Performance Deficits", Omaha, Nebraska

2010

  • January, Achieving Balance, SIUSOM "Hit the Ground Running" Series, Springfield, Illinois
  • February, First Annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning, "SIU Innovations", Springfield, Illinois
  • March, Stress Management, SIUSOM "Hit the Ground Running" Series, Springfield, Illinois
  • November, AAMC Annual Meeting, "Predicting Failing Performance on a SCCX Examination", Washington, DC
  • November, AAMC Annual Meeting, "Practical Guide for Improving Resident Clinical Performance Appraisals", Washington, DC
  • November, AAMC Annual Meeting, "Nurse Educators in Medical Education", Washington, DC
  • November, AAMC Annual Meeting, "The Use of an Electronic Medical Record in a Standardized Patient Laboratory", Washington, DC
  • November, AAMC Annual Meeting, "Teaching Basic Clinical Skills when Clinical Faculty are Scarce", Washington, DC

2009

  • January, Achieving Balance, SIUSOM "Hit the Ground Running" Series, Springfield, Illinois
  • March, Stress Management, SIUSOM "Hit the Ground Running" Series, Springfield, Illinois
  • June and September, Stress Management, ISMIE Core Series, Chicago, Illinois

2008

  • February, and August, Stress Management Workshops for Physicians. Presented for ISMIE in Chicago, Illinois and Orland Park, Illinois, and for Springfield Clinic, Springfield, Illinois.
  • February, Problem Based Learning, Prathima Medical School, Karimnagar, India
  • March, Take This Job and Love It – Preparing for an LCME Site Visit, Central Group on Education Affairs Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio
  • December, Problem Based Learning, Aichi Medical School, Nagoya, Japan

2007

  • January, The Longitudinal Performance Examination at Southern Illinois School of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2006

  • November, SIUSOM Curriculum, Aichi Medical School, Nagoya, Japan

2005

  • April, Core Teaching Beliefs of Medical School Teachers, CGEA Annual Meeting, Madison, WI. (with Reed Williams)
  • September, Negotiation Skills – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, AAP Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (with Susan Lieff and Michele Pato)
  • September, Core Teaching Beliefs of Medical School Teachers, AAP Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (with Reed Williams)
  • September, Program Evaluation, AAP Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (with Rachel Yudkowsky)

Grants/Honors

  • 1992 Teacher of the Year, Psychiatry Department
  • 1993 Teacher of the Year, Psychiatry Department
  • 1997 Teaching Recognition Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1998 Teacher of the Year, Region VI, Association of Academic Psychiatry
  • 1999 C. Thomas Bombeck Award, Chicago Medical Student Council
  • 1999 Lamp of Learning Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2000 Professor of the Semester, Medical College of Georgia Class of 2003
  • 2001 Education Award, Association of Academic Psychiatry. Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
  • 2002 UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching (University-Wide Award)
  • 2002 UIC Nomination by College of Medicine to represent the College at the National Alpha Omega Alpha Teacher of the Year awards competition
  • 2002 UIC Award for Excellence in Medical School Teaching in a Single Course (Essentials of Clinical Medicine)
  • 2005 Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, 2005-2006 Edition
  • 2008 Association of Academic Psychiatry Distinguished Life Fellow Award
  • 2014 P1 of Josiah Macy Foundation Grant, Resdesign of the Clinical Curriculum ($577,000)