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Behavioral and Social Sciences Faculty

Sandra Shea

Sandra Shea, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Year One Curriculum Director

Degree: Ph.D. - Vanderbilt University

  • Interests
  • Publications and Presentations

Teaching Interests:

  • Special senses (vision, hearing, etc.)
  • Behavioral and social sciences
  • Clinical reasoning and problem solving

Research Interests:

  • Clinical reasoning and problem solving
  • Recruitment and retention of women in math, engineering and science
  • Prioritizing and assessing knowledge structure in students and tutors in problem-based learning
Publications:
  • Shea, S. L. (2006). Medicine and the Arts: All Things Wise and Wonderful. Academic Medicine, 81(7), 646-647.

Papers presented at conferences and workshops:

    International Meetings
  • Shea, S. L. (2013, May). Nutrition: getting medical students to swallow what’ll be good for their patients. Paper presented to Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Baltimore. (Also accepted for publication to the STFM Family Medicine Digital Resource Library: View >
  • Shea, S. L., Hamilton, W. & Gupta, R. (2012, April). But what can I learn from a healthy patient? The "Patti Sullivan" case. Poster presented to 3rd annual SIU Symposium in Teaching and Learning.
  • Shea, S. L. & Herrold, L. K. (2013, April). What makes Year 1 medical students sick? Poster presented to 4th annual SIU Symposium in Teaching and Learning.
  • Shea, S. L., Gupta, R. & Hamilton, W. (2011, April). But what can I learn from a healthy patient? The “Patti Sullivan” case. Poster to be presented to Society for Teaching in Family Medicine, New Orleans.
  • Shea, S. L. & Herrold, L. K. (April, 2010). A new procedure for teaching professionalism. Poster presented at Society for Teaching in Family Medicine, Vancouver.
  • Shea, S. L. (2010, February). Clinical and Research Experience (CARE): The continuing evolution of a summer program. SIU Symposium on Teaching and Learning.
  • Hamilton , W. R., Shea, S. L., Morrison, L. & Myers, J. H. (2006, May) Incorporating Performance-Based Clinical Assessment into the Pre-clinical Medical School Curriculum. Ottawa Conference, NY.
  • Myers, J. H., Hamilton, W. R., Shea, S. L. & Morrison, L. (2006, March). Incorporating Performance-Based Clinical Assessment into the Pre-clinical Medical School Curriculum. Paper presented to the Asia-Pacific Medical Education Conference, Singapore.

Other publications (invited or reviewed / judged):

Invited

    SIU School of Medicine
  • Shea, S. L. (2005). Greetings. SIU SOM's Family Association Newsletter. Summer.

Judged

    SIU School of Medicine
  • Shea, S. L. (2005). Turn Left at the Horizon. Scope (literary magazine of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine), 12.
  • Shea, S. L. (2005). Whose Universe? Scope (literary magazine of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine), 12. (First prize in Poetry)
  • Shea, S. L. (2006). Mount St. Helens Reflects. Scope (literary magazine of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine), 13. (Third prize in Poetry)
  • Shea, S. L. (2006) When Owls Become Roosters. Scope (literary magazine of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine), 13.
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