Michael Reese Endowed Professorship in Medical Education

Alan Schwartz, PhD

I cannot begin to fully express my gratitude and pride in carrying on the Michael Reese name as an Endowed Professor. Nearly everywhere I go to speak about my work in medical education and medical decision making, when I introduce myself as the Michael Reese Endowed Professor, there will be a physician in the audience who will (usually out loud to the group) announce that they trained at Michael Reese (or were trained by someone who trained at Michael Reese) and go on to extol the Hospital for its vision and excellence in care, research, justice, and education. The Michael Reese

legacy is an ongoing impetus for me to continue to pursue this kind of excellence in my own scholarship and leadership.

Top accomplishments:


Schwartz A. (2017, June). Contextual Care: Listening for What Matters. Symposium Presentation at the 2017 Nordic Congress for General Practices, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Hicks PJ, Schwartz A. (2017, June). The Story of PMAC: A workplace-based assessment system for the real world. The Philip Dodds Memorial Lecture (keynote), MedBiquitous Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Schwartz A. (2017, February). Panelist: The Impact of Shared Decision-Making on Patient Health and Well-Being. Healthcare Panel Series, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Schwartz A. (2016, December). Milestones research at APPD LEARN. ACGME Milestones Summit, Chicago, IL.

Schwartz, A. (2017, April). Panelist. APHA Health Communication Working Group webinar on Publishing in Health Communication Journals.

Published papers:

McCarroll ML, Ahmed RA, Schwartz A, Gothard MD, Atkinson SS, Hughes PG, Cepeda Brito JR, Assad L, Myers JG, George RL. (2017). Medical Judgment Analogue Studies with Applications to Spaceflight Crew Medical Officers. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjstel-2017-000210

Ahmed R, McCarroll M, Schwartz A, Gothard MD, Atkinson SS, Hughes P, Cepeda Brito J, Assad L, Myers J, George R. (2017). Development, Validation, and Implementation of a Medical Judgment Metric. Medical Decison Making Policy & Practice, 2(1).

Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Schwartz A, Guillot A, Burke A, Trimm RF, Guralnick S, Mahan JD, Gifford KA, for the APPD LEARN Validity of Resident Self-Assessment Group. (2017). Identifying Gaps in the Performance of Pediatric Trainees Who Receive Marginal/Unsatisfactory Ratings. Academic Medicine.

Mink RB, Schwartz A, Herman BE, Turner DA, Curran ML, Myers A, Hsu DC, Kesselheim JC, Carraccio CL, for the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network (SPIN). (2017). Validity of Level of Supervision Scales for Assessing Pediatric Fellows on the Common Pediatric Subspecialty Entrustable Professional Activities. Academic Medicine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000001820

Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Schwartz A, Guillot AP, Burke AE, Trimm RF, Guralnick S, Mahan JD, Gifford KA for APPD LEARN validity of resident self-assessment group. (2017). Competent for Unsupervised Practice: Use of Pediatric Residency Training Milestones to Assess Readiness. Academic Medicine, 92(3): 385-393.

Osta AD, Barnes MM, Pessagno R, Schwartz A, Hirshfield LE. (2016). Acculturation Needs of Pediatric International Medical Graduates: A Qualitative Study. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 29(2): 143-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2016.1251321

Gunasekaran T, Prabhakar G, Schwartz A, Gorla K, Gupta S, Berman J. (2016). Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children and Adolescents with Abdominal Pain: Comparison with EoE- Dysphagia and Functional Abdominal Pain. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Heptaology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4123692

Shah R, Kennedy S, Clark MD, Bauer SC, Schwartz A. (2016). Primary Care-Based Interventions To Promote Positive Parenting Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics, 137(5).

Schwartz A, Margolis MJ, Multerer S, Haftel HM, Schumacher DJ, for the APPD LEARN - NBME Pediatrics Milestones Assessment Group. (2016). A multi-source feebdack tool for measuring a subset of Pediatrics Milestones. Medical Teacher.

Kesselheim JC, Schwartz A, Belmonte F, Boland KA, Poynter S, Batra M, for the APPD LEARN Study Group on Social Media and Professionalism. (2016). A National Survey of Pediatric Residents' Professionalism and Social Networking: Implications for Curriculum Development. Academic Pediatrics, 16(2): 110.

Schwartz A, Weiner SJ, Binns-Calvey A, Weaver FM. (2016). Providers contextualise care more often when they discover patient context by asking: meta-analysis of three primary data sets. BMJ Quality & Safety, 25:159-163. [Editor's Choice]

Lockspeiser TM, Li S, Burke AE, Rosenberg AA, Dunbar AE, Gifford KA, Gorman GH, Mahan JD, McKenna MP, Reed S, Schwartz A, Harris I, Hanson JL. (2016). In pursuit of meaningful use of learning goals in residency: A qualitative study of pediatric residents. Academic Medicine, 91(6): 839-846.

Co-authored work presented by colleagues:

Martin Bruegel, National Board of Medical Examiners Hicks P, Schwartz A, Margolis M, Clauser B, Carraccio C, Bruegel M. (2017, June). Development of a Competency-based Assessment System for Physicians-in-Training. MedBiquitous Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Hicks P, Margolis M, Carraccio C, Clauser B, Winward M, Schwartz A, and the PMAC Module 1 Study Group. (2017, May). Pediatrics Milestones Assessment Collaborative: Development and implementation of an authentic workplacebased assessment system (WBAS). Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA.

Selvaraj K, Ruiz MJ, Aschkenasy J, Chang JD, Heard A, Minier M, Osta A, Pavelack M, Samelson M, Schwartz A, Scotellaro MA, Seo-Lee A, Sonu S, Stillerman A, Bayldon BW. (2017, May). Universal Screening for Toxic Stress During Well-Child Visits: The Addressing Social Key (ASK) Questions for Health Study. Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA.

Gifford KA, Burke A, Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Trimm F, Schwartz A, Mahan J, Guralnick S, Guillot AP. (2017, May). Do Milestones Reported to the ACGME Better Describe Residents' Performance or their Programs' Assessment Practices? Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA.

Schumacher DJ, King B, Bartlett K, Michelson C, Elliott S, Gibbs K, McGreevy J, Li ST, Sklansky DJ, Gonzalez del Rey J, Poynter S, Sharma T, Burman N, Gellin C, Thoreson L, Calaman S, Garfunkel L, Frohna J, Scott-Vernaglia S, Barnes M, Schwartz A. (2017, May). Association Between Milestone Assignments and Recommended Supervision Categorizations Among Clinical Competency Committee Members. Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA.

Batra M, Mahan JD, Schubert CJ, Wilson PM, Staples BB, Serwint JR, McClafferty H, Schwartz A, Kemper KJ, for the Pediatric Residency Burnout and Resilience Consortium. (2017, May). Burnout in Pediatric Residents: A National Survey To Inform Future Interventions. Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA.

Schumacher DJ, King B, Barnes M, Bartlett K, Burman N, Calaman S, Elliott S, Frohna J, Garfunkel L, Gellin C, Gibbs K, Gonzalez del Rey J, Michelson C, McGreevy J, Li ST, Poynter S, Scott-Vernaglia S, Sharma T, Sklansky DJ, Thoreson L, Schwartz A. (2017, May). Concordance of Clinical Competency Committee and Program Director Recommended Supervision Categorization. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA.

Schumacher DJ, King B, Thoreson L, Sklansky DJ, Sharma T, Scott-Vernaglia S, Poynter S, Li ST, McGreevy J, Michelson C, Gonzalez del Rey J, Gibbs K, Gellin C, Garfunkel L, Frohna J, Elliott S, Calaman S, Burman N, Bartlett K, Barnes M, Schwartz A. (2017, May). Key Factors for Recommending a Resident May Serve as a Supervisor: A National Study of Clinical Competency Committee Members. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA.

Staples BB, Batra M, Mahan J, Schwartz A, Wilson P, McClafferty H, Schubert C, Kemper K, Serwint JR. (2017, May). Burnout Status and Milestone Performance in Pediatric Residents. Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA.

Reed S, Batra M, Kemper K, Staples BB, Serwint JR, McClafferty H, Schubert C, Wilson P, Schwartz A, Mahan J. (2017, May). How Variable are Burnout and Stress in Pediatric Residents? An Exploratory Single Center Study from the Pediatric Resident Burnout- Resilience Study Consortium. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA.

Mahan JD, Serwint JR, Schubert CJ, Wilson PM, Staples BB, McClafferty, Schwartz A, Kemper KJ, Batra M. (2016, November) Building a national consortium (The Pediatric Resident Burnout-Resilience Study Consortium) to understand and promote pediatric wellness. The ACGME Second Symposium on Physician Well-Being: Commitment to Change. Chicago, IL.

Borman-Shoap EC, Powell D, Bettin K, Hanson J, Chen H, West DC, Carraccio C, Schwartz A, Balmer D. (2016, November). Early Experience with Implementation of CEPAERs-- Approach of the EPAC Pilot Schools. Research Poster presentation at Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.