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Dr. Pat O'Sullivan
University of California,
San Francisco


Patricia S. O’Sullivan is Associate Director for Educational Research in the Office of Medical Education at the University of California, San Francisco. She has over 25 years of experience in medical and health professions education.  Her research focus is primarily in clinical education both at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Her recent studies, initially funded by the Stemmler Fund of the National Board of Medical Examiners, concern the use of portfolios for assessment. This work has expanded to include assessing reflection in clinical work. As a result, Dr. O’Sullivan serves on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Portfolio Advisory Committee. Currently, Dr. O’Sullivan serves as the past chair of the Research in Medical Education Program Planning Committee and she is vice-president of the Division for Professions Education of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. O’Sullivan has been involved with educational research with health professionals in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and health related professions. 





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