GME research

For information on GME's Resident Wellness Scale (RWS), click here.

The RWS is a 10-item scale empirically designed to measure a resident's wellness over the preceding 3 weeks. It was designed by GME researchers at Wayne State University and Loma Linda University in March 2017. The scale development and initial validity data are published:

Send questions and comments to GMEWellness@wayne.edu

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Publications:

  • Markova T, Stansfield RB, Kenaga H, McCready T, Kumar S. Using a Direct Observation Tool (TOC-CEX) to standardize transitions of care by residents at a community hospital. Ochsner J 2021;21(4): 381-386.
  • Kenaga H, Markova T, Stansfield RB, Kumar S, Morris P. An OSCE for opioid management: Standardized patient ratings of communication skills as a predictor of Systems-Based Practice (SBP) scores. J of Patient-Centered Res & Rev 2021;8(3): 261-266.
  • Stansfield RB, Kenaga H, Markova T. Building a culture of well-being in primary care resident training programs.  Ochsner J March 2021;21(1): 68-75.
  • Stansfield RB, Markova T, Baker R. Integration of Continuous Quality Improvement methods into annual program and institutional evaluation. J Grad Med Educ 2019;11(5): 585-591

Presentations:

  • Messman A, Liu Y, Collins J, Matthews M, Ehrman R, Stansfield RB. Identifying positive and negative factors that affect the promotion of clinical faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine: Does gender matter? Poster presented at the 2021 WSUSOM Medical Education, Research and Innovation conference, Detroit, MI, Dec. 7.
  • Moss M, Ma M, Messman A. Improving rapid knowledge translation during COVID-19 via viewing of a simulation video. Poster presented at the 2021 WSUSOM Medical Education, Research and Innovation conference, Detroit, MI, Dec. 7.
  • Stansfield RB, Milne A. What sorts of residents get what sorts of ratings? An analysis of quantitative ratings of resident competencies and descriptive adjectives. Poster presented at the 2021 WSUSOM Medical Education, Research and Innovation conference, Detroit, MI, Dec. 7.
  • Stansfield RB, Kenaga H, Drake E, Burgess D, Hall S, Markova T. Wellness vulnerabilities of resident medical interns: COVID impacts self-care and perceived institutional support. Coalition for Physician Well-Being Annual conference, July 28-30, 2021. (virtual)
  • Stansfield RB, Kenaga H, Markova T. Differences in assessments of residents' communication skills between online and face-to-face simulated patient encounters. Poster presented at 2020 WSUSOM Medical Education, Research and Innovation conference, Detroit, MI, Dec. 8.
  • Waineo E, Stansfield RB, Booza J, Kopinsky H, Chadwell M, Markova T. Checking in with medical students: Validation of a new assessment tool for wellness. Poster presented at the 2020 AAMC Learn-Serve-Lead annual meeting, Nov. 16-18.  [conference held virtually]​
  • Markova T, Stansfield RB, Kenaga H, McCready T, Kumar S. A three-year study of resident handoff training using the SAIF-IR mnemonic to standardize transitions of care. Poster accepted for 2020 GRA ORR annual meeting, Chicago, IL, April 26-28.  [conference cancelled]​