BACKGROUND SKETCH PROVIDED FOR PROMOTION TO PROFESSOR (6/2005)
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HEALTH SCIENCES, DENVER COLORADO, 2005
Dane M. Chapman, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Associate Professor of Surgery
Assistant Head, Director of Education, Division of Emergency Medicine
Director of Medical Simulation, School of Medicine
Dane Chapman is a physician who practices and teaches emergency medicine in academic and rural environments. He is Assistant Head and Director of Education in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is also a practicing emergency physician at Page Hospital, Page, Arizona, and at the Tuba City Indian Medical Center (TCIMC) in Tuba City, Arizona. Dr. Chapman is a leading authority on clinical decision making and procedural competency. He is Visiting Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Medical Simulation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Chapman received his Medical Degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with his dissertation work in Medical Education completed at the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Educational Resources and Research, one of the leading Medical Education centers in the nation.
Dr. Chapman is founding program director of two university-based residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Penn State University School of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center affiliated program (with the York Hospital program) in 1994, and the Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis Children’s Hospital consortium program in 1997. He was also instrumental in establishing the University of California, Davis Emergency Medicine Residency program in 1990.
Dr. Chapman’s greatest strengths have been described perhaps best by his students and residents: “great teacher, class act, outstanding residency administrator, enthusiasm, compassion, fair, kind, a great leader, one of our best bedside teachers, role model, very positive, calm, cool, collected, a model attending, respectful of patients, residents and staff, good attitude, good interpersonal skills, bedside teaching at Children’s, heart & soul in the program, extreme devotion to residency, great fund of knowledge, nice, pleasant, vastly experienced, good with patients (comments from student and resident faculty evaluations, 1990-2004).
Dr. Chapman has been responsible for the development and evaluation of an entirely new four year clinical and didactic curriculum (Washington University), and has developed multiple innovative medical school courses and teaching modalities primarily including case-based computer simulation programs (interactive CD-ROM) and small group procedural labs (computer/cadaver/animal) for teaching and assessing medical student and resident medical decision making and critical emergency procedural competency at five academic institutions.
As an American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) appointed member of the Residency Review Committee in Emergency Medicine (RRC-EM), Dr. Chapman has been able to continue to help shape the future of Emergency Medicine (9/2002-9/2005). Of all his teaching and mentoring activities, he has especially enjoyed his interviews with enthusiastic medical school applicants while serving on the Admissions Committees at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine (1990-1991) and Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine (2000-2004).
Research & Scholarship
Dr. Chapman is considered one of the top five medical education researchers in Emergency Medicine nationally. He has achieved excellence in research and has been a primary investigator with consistent, peer-reviewed publications. He has been described as “the role model as a research faculty member…is thoughtful in his research planning and precise in his analysis” (Performance Based Evaluation 10/1/1995-3/31/1996). Dr. Chapman has also been described as an outstanding mentor of students, residents and junior faculty. About 15 months after leaving York Hospital/Penn State to organize the residency program at Washington University, Sally Cavanaugh, Director of Research at the Emig Research Center, York Hospital, commented in an email to Dr. Chapman dated 9/24/97: “I want to tell you…that I have been visiting and revisiting the topic of how important it is to fully complete research with a resulting publication…that your name often comes up and each (faculty member) has said how good you were at this, how encouraging and motivating you were, and how they want to try to deliver according to the scholarly spirit which you instilled. I’d say that’s a nice legacy for you!”
Over the past 25 years, Dr. Chapman has identified important new directions in medical education and in the practice of Emergency Medicine. He has done ground breaking, original work in medical education outcomes measurement, health care outcomes, quality of health care measurement, clinical decision making, procedural competency assessment, application of ROC methodology for determining the number of procedures needed to achieve mastery, critical-incident scenario and structured interviewing to predict resident attitude and performance in training, analysis of primary care and emergency physician practice patterns, stress in residency, burnout in emergency medicine, and Emergency Medicine workforce projections and emergency physician mal distribution analysis. Most recently, Dr. Chapman was first author and Co-chair of the multi-disciplinary taskforce charged with the development of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Core Competencies in Emergency Medicine, resulting in a landmark paper published simultaneously in two key emergency medicine journals in June 2004.
Dr. Chapman has received numerous invitations to chair, moderate or present research and didactic sessions at national scientific educational meetings including those of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) GEA Workshops, and Research in Medical Education (RIME) sessions and the Education in the Professions section of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Chapman has been visiting professor to several institutions to describe his work on procedural competency and simulation development using virtual technology including the University of Virginia Faculty Retreat at Wintergreen, Virginia (October 1999), the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Academic Conferences at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts (July 1999), and the Wright State University Emergency Medicine Residency “Invited Professor Series” in Dayton, Ohio (February 1999).
He has been the principal investigator on multiple peer-reviewed grants primarily involving medical education projects including: National Fund for Medical Education (NFME); Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) Resident Research Grant; University of Colorado Teaching Enrichment Grant; Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) Educational Methodology Grant; and, co-director of a Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Emergency Medical Services in Children (EMSC) Grant.
Clinical Activity & Service
Dr. Chapman has practiced clinical emergency medicine in multiple academic, private, rural and urban environments for over 20 years. He was the only non-pediatric fellowship trained emergency physician to routinely attend at St Louis Children’s hospital (1996-2004). His clinical practice is highly effective as evidenced by very kind and thoughtful letters received from past patients and their families and patient satisfaction ratings in the top 1% of emergency physicians nationwide (2003 Press-Ganey ratings).
Dr. Chapman has helped to improve the quality of health care delivery in his local communities, regionally and nationally. Since 1989, his contributions to improving emergency care have been magnified by the over 270 additional emergency physician graduates from residency training programs influenced by his educational philosophy and leadership. Dr. Chapman has trained 97 residents as program director, several of whom have become leaders in academic and private practice Emergency Medicine as faculty, researchers, and emergency department and emergency medical service (EMS) directors. Dr. Chapman has been recognized for excellence in clinical activity by numerous unsolicited letters and gifts received from patients and their families, by medical staff and hospital administrators, and by students and residents.
Since taking a sabbatical in 2002 to rural Northern Arizona, Dr. Chapman has been active in promoting emergency care to underserved rural areas. He has led the rural emergency medicine initiative at the University of Colorado since July 2004, organizing the first rural emergency medicine resident rotation to the Tuba City Indian Medical Center (TCIMC) in August, 2004; and, facilitating the 1.0 FTE University of Colorado faculty appointment to TCIMC beginning in July, 2004, allowing academic emergency medicine faculty to practice rural emergency medicine first hand a few weeks each year, and in so doing, help ease the crisis in rural emergency care.
Teaching, Research, Leadership & Service Awards
Dr. Chapman has received multiple teaching, research, leadership and service recognition awards including: Associate Editor Recognition (clock) for 6 years of service from 1994-2000 as an Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of Academic Emergency Medicine, the premier research journal in Emergency Medicine; the “Best Scientific Exhibit Award” (plaque, stipend) at the national American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly in October 1989; Walter B. Pillsbury Prize (plaque) for the most distinguished Honors Thesis in his field, University of Michigan, May 1975; 1st Annual Instructional Science Evaluation Award (desk trophy) for the outstanding graduate student in Evaluation by faculty in recognition of work to develop the State of Utah Emergency Medical Services Certification Exam for emergency medical technicians and paramedics, October 8, 1980; Medical Perspectives Fellowship (stipend) from the National Fund for Medical Education (NFME) for future leadership potential in the field of Medical Education, June 1, 1982 -September 1, 1982; Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Essay Award for essay entitled: “Making medical school fun while keeping pace with science and technology”, selected as one of 5 best papers nationally and was published in The Pharos, Winter 1984, Vol. 47 (1):29-34; Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) Resident Research Award (stipend),one of four awards given nationally by the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) for the most promising resident research in Emergency Medicine, 1988-1989; Outstanding Resident Research Award (plaque) given to the outstanding resident researcher by faculty in the of the Denver Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine, June 1989; Founding Program Director Recognition (plaque) given by the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for founding Program Director in Emergency Medicine, June 1996; Service Excellence Award (plaque) given by York Hospital System Faculty and Residents in appreciation of service excellence and dedication to the education of physicians in training as Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director, 1993-1996; SAEM Education Award (travel stipend) for the top educational research presentation at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) national meetings to represent Emergency Medicine at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 108th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 1997; Program Director Leadership Award (plaque) given by the Washington University School of Medicine in recognition of leadership as founding program director of the Emergency Medicine Residency, 1997-2001; Founding Program Director Recognition “Professor Chair” (a nice chair) given by Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis Children’s Hospital Consortium Emergency Medicine Residency for Founding Program Director, 1997-2001, presented at graduation June 17, 2002, Top 1% Press-Ganey Patient Satisfaction in 2003; and Medical Staff & Hospital CEO Recognition for high caliber of patient care provided, 2003.