MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2017

Charles G. Prober, MD

Dr. Prober is the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at Stanford School of Medicine. He is a Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology and Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research.  He is an expert in pediatric infectious diseases with an academic career focused on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of infections in children. 

Dr. Prober has been involved in medical education throughout his career. He has directed a number of undergraduate and graduate student courses in the classroom and at the bedside, served as Associate Chair for Education for the Department of Pediatrics, and lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on infectious diseases and medical education. As Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, he oversees undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate medical education at Stanford Medicine. He will speak about Innovations in Health Professions Education and Collaboration.

Alan Schwartz, PhD, MS

Dr. Schwartz is Director of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network, a collaborative of over 140 Pediatrics residency programs engaged in educational research. His medical education work has focused on competency-based education and educational research infrastructure.

Dr. Schwartz received his Ph.D. in psychology and MS in business administration from UC Berkeley, and joined the faculty at University of Illinois at Chicago in 1997. He is currently the Michael Reese Endowed Professor of Medical Education and Associate Head of the Department of Medical Education, as well as Research Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.  Nationally, he is editor-in-chief of the journals Medical Decision Making and Medical Decision Making: Policy & Practice. 

Patricia J. Hicks, MD, MHPE

Dr. Hicks is Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Pediatrics Milestones Assessment Collaborative.  She teaches at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she serves as a hospitalist in the Division of General Pediatrics.  Dr. Hicks has been active in the Pediatric medical education community where she served on the board of directors and is now past-President of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors.

Dr. Hicks received her undergraduate degree (B.S. in mathematics) and Medical Degree from Indiana University; her training in Pediatrics residency was at Vanderbilt University; and, her Master in Health Professions Education was at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Hicks' talk is entitled "The Story of PMAC: A workplace-based assessment system for the real world."