Britta Thompson, MS, PhD

    • 848 Citations
    • 17 h-Index
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    Research interests

    Dr. Britta Thompson has published approximately 60 peer-reviewed articles in many prestigious medical education journals. In 2010, 2015, 2016 and 2018, she won awards for her research articles from the medical education journals, including the Silver Quill Award for the most downloaded and best research article in Medical Education. She has presented more than 200 peer-reviewed and invited oral and poster presentations at regional, national and international meetings.

    Her training in educational psychology has allowed her to be the lead in the development of several peer-reviewed published instruments/scales.

    Dr. Thompson’s research interests include team-functioning and team-performance outcomes in medical education; improving and using medical student reflection and self-assessment; improving faculty and resident teaching, evaluation and assessment skills and the teaching environment; teaching health systems sciences and systems thinking to health professionals; and facilitators, barriers and outcomes of educational innovations, including humanities innovations.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Dr. Britta Thompson enjoys facilitating small groups within medical education. She is the director of the clinician educator pathway for Penn State College of Medicine's MD program; she also teaches the Introduction to Medical Education and the Education Capstone courses for the pathway. In addition, Dr. Thompson is part of the core faculty for the college's Woodward Center for Excellence in Health Sciences Education.

    She has mentored numerous faculty members, residents and students interested in medical education scholarship that has resulted in their peer-reviewed presentations and medical education research articles. She has won multiple awards for her teaching. 

    Education/Academic qualification

    BS, Kansas State University

    Educational Psychology, PhD, Texas A and M

    MS, University of Missouri

    External positions

    Member, Aquifer Assessment Advisory Group

    2018 → …

    Core presenter, Medical Education Research Certificate, Association of American Medical Colleges

    Co-founder, Leadership Education and Development Certificate Program, Association of American Medical Colleges

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    Research Output 1997 2020

    • 848 Citations
    • 17 h-Index
    • 47 Article
    • 3 Review article
    • 1 Chapter
    • 1 Comment/debate

    The Facilitator Instrument for Team-Based Learning (FIT)

    Levine, R. E., Hsieh, P., Kelly, P. A., Carchedi, L., Gibson, J., Haidet, P., Koles, P., Pershern, L., Schatte, D., Talley, B., Wolf, D. & Thompson, B., Jan 1 2020, In : Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 32, 1, p. 82-90 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    medical student
    small group
    health science
    factor analysis
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    identity formation
    small group
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Transformation and Closure for Anatomical Donor Families that Meet Medical Students

    Halliday, N. L., Moon, M. B., O'Donoghue, D. L., Thompson, B. M. & Crow, S. M., Jul 1 2019, In : Anatomical sciences education. 12, 4, p. 399-406 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Medical Students
    Tissue Donors
    Focus Groups
    8 Citations (Scopus)

    Aligning Education with Health Care Transformation: Identifying a Shared Mental Model of "new" Faculty Competencies for Academic Faculty

    Gonzalo, J., Ahluwalia, A., Hamilton, M., Wolf, H., Wolpaw, D. & Thompson, B., Feb 1 2018, In : Academic Medicine. 93, 2, p. 256-264 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    health care
    health policy
    3 Citations (Scopus)
    value added
    medical student
    patient care