Sharon M Unti

  • 100 Citations
1988 …2018
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Dr. Sharon Unti is the Director of the Pediatric Residency Program for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine based at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In this role, she has overall accountability for the residency program including administering and maintaining a learning environment conducive to educating residents as it relates to all ACGME competencies, ensuring the quality of resident didactic and clinical education, monitoring resident performance, evaluating teaching faculty, and providing resident guidance and career mentoring.

Dr. Sharon Unti's academic focus and interests include both graduate and undergraduate medical education, particularly curriculum design, competency assessment and evaluation processes, and mentorship.

Dr. Sharon Unti maintains a general pediatric practice and precepts pediatric residents in their outpatient continuity clinic.

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Training Experience

1985Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1982

Research interests

  • Curriculum Design
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Medical Education
  • Outcome Measures
  • Pediatrics
  • Undergraduate Medical Education

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Grants 2012 2013

Research Output 1988 2018

Identifying Gaps in the Performance of Pediatric Trainees Who Receive Marginal/Unsatisfactory Ratings

Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (LEARN) Validity of Resident Self-Assessment Group, Jan 1 2018, In : Academic Medicine. 93, 1, p. 119-129 11 p.

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Critical care rotation impact on pediatric resident mental health and burnout

Wolfe, KK. & Unti, SM., Oct 5 2017, In : BMC Medical Education. 17, 1, p. 181 1 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Epidemic Adolescent Binge Drinking at Lollapalooza, A Music Festival in Chicago

McAndrew, S. E., Smith, T. L., Groothuis, E., Koressel, L. R., Unti, S. M., Powell, E. C. & Tanz, R. R., Mar 9 2017, In : Pediatric Emergency Care. 35, 6, p. 391-396 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Binge Drinking
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5 Citations (Scopus)

Pediatric heart disease simulation curriculum: Educating the pediatrician

Harris, T. H., Adler, M., Unti, S. M. & Mcbride, M. E., Jul 1 2017, In : Congenital Heart Disease. 12, 4, p. 546-553 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Diseases

An objective structured clinical exam to improve formative assessment for senior pediatric residents

Mangold, KA., Jeffers, JM., Burns, RA., Trainor, JL., Unti, SM., Eppich, W. & Adler, MD., Sep 2015, In : Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 7, 3, p. 470-474 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle