The Reluctant Scholar

Weekly Webinars: Connecting and Learning with CMS

Duration Duration: 60 Minutes
Free Open Access Materials > Certification, Faculty Development, Webinars On-Demand

Recorded: July 1, 2020

Scholarship is an important element of an academic career. Most health professions faculty are expected to produce scholarly work. But what exactly is scholarship? Aside from publishing a research study, what does that mean? How does one become A Scholar? How does a busy clinician make that happen? Join experienced researchers Mary Fey, PhD, RN, Jenny Rudolph, PhD, and Suzie Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN as they discuss various paths to meaningful scholarly work and how to turn doing the work you love into scholarship.

Learning Objectives:

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities to turn current work projects into scholarly work
  • Think strategically about ways to produce future scholarly work in multiple formats/venues


Demian Szyld

Demian Szyld, MD, EdM
Senior Director, Faculty Development Program
Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Szyld is an Emergency Medicine physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Szyld was the first Simulation and Education Fellow at the STRATUS Simulation Center at BWH and is actively involved in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and has chaired the Formal Training Affinity Group, led the Affiliations Committee and served as an Accreditation Site Reviewer and completed a term on the Board of Directors (2016-2019).


Mary Fey

Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE-A, ANEF
Senior Director, Teaching and Learning
Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Fey has has been working in the field of clinical simulation since 2007 and has been responsible for developing clinical simulation programs, integrating simulation into nursing curricula, and designing simulation labs. She has completed both qualitative and quantitative studies on debriefing and provides faculty development to interprofessional groups of simulation educators.


Jenny Rudolph

Jenny Rudolph, PhD
Executive Director
Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Rudolph is an organization behavior scholar who has helped health educators world-wide promote dynamic, honest, but non-threatening conversations through the “debriefing with good judgment” approach to reflective conversations. Dr. Rudolph is a life-long athlete who brings the joy of practice to learning in healthcare education, especially feedback, debriefing, and collaboration at point of care.


Suzie Kardong-Edgren

Suzie Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN
Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Kardong-Edgren is an internationally known speaker and educational researcher. She served as a consultant on the landmark NCSBN National Simulation Study and assisted with writing the simulation guidelines that followed. She is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the new SSH CHSE and CHSOS certification review book.