Grand Rounds : Archive, 2003-2013

Dr. Ross Scalese

Ross J. Scalese, M.D. is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Assistant Director of Research and Technology at its Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education.

Dr. Scalese received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and the M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine in the U.S. Air Force and served more than seven years on active duty as an internist and flight surgeon. In 2000 he began work at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, and in 2003 he joined the full-time faculty of the Gordon Center, where he completed a Research Fellowship in Medical Education. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Scalese is active clinically and as a teacher of medical students and residents, as well as physician assistant and nursing students, particularly in the areas of cardiology and clinical skills. He serves on the Executive Faculty Curriculum Steering Committee and co-directs the medical school’s major competency assessment programs. He is a founding Fellow of the school’s Academy of Medical Educators.

Dr. Scalese’s special interests and research focus on innovative uses of simulation for competency-based training and assessment. He has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences addressing topics related to simulation-based medical education. His publications in this area include the Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration systematic review on features of high-fidelity simulation that lead to effective learning; he is currently leading the next BEME review on simulation for assessment.