Wayne State University--Detroit, Michigan
Dr. Gloria Kuhn has a degree in osteopathic medicine and has been a practicing emergency physician for 37 years. She has doctorate in instructional technology and holds the position of Vice Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University. Her clinical research includes studies on circulation time during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, physicians' diagnostic medical errors, and physicians' coping with medial errors and mistakes in judgment.
Research pertaining to evaluation and quality improvement includes determining strategies to improve outcome of cardiopulmonary arrest in private locations, evaluation of the diagnosis and follow-up of chlamydia trachomatis infections in the ED, prevalence and characteristics of methods used to train emergency medicine residents in evidence based medicine, the effect of clinical experience on error rate of emergency physicians, determining the problems facing program directors of emergency medicine residency programs, longevity of program directors, and methods to prepare for evaluation of training programs in emergency medicine.
Positions she has held which deal with evaluation and training include serving as a residency program director for 13 years, chairing the quality improvement program for the department of emergency medicine at Providence Hospital, serving on the continuous quality improvement and peer review committee for the department of emergency medicine at Wayne State University, chairing the taskforce on medical education research for the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and chairing the committee for Efficacy of Training in Emergency Medicine for the Council of Residency Directors of Emergency Medicine.
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