Walter J Eppich

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Research Interests

Walter Eppich, MD, PhD directs the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME) and Faculty Development for the Department of Medical Education. He uses qualitative research methodologies to study the contribution of conversation to learning for individuals and teams. He has taught extensively on basic and advanced simulation educator courses and serves as principal faculty at the Harvard Center for Medical Simulation. Walter has been an invited speaker on topics related to feedback & debriefing around the world. He served on the Board of Directors of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare from January 2012 to December 2014.

In 2018, Dr Eppich completed a PhD in Medical Education from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. His PhD thesis was entitled "Learning through Talk: The Role of Discourse in Medical Education". His research program involves qualitative methodologies, conversational learning through debriefing and workplace interactions, team reflection. He collaborates with psychologists to study teamwork effectiveness in extreme environments and has traveled to Antarctica to perform field observations and interview research teams.

Dr. Eppich practices pediatric emergency medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Training Experience

2002Residency, Duke Univ. Medical Center
2005Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Maastricht University, Netherlands

… → 2018

MEd, University of Cincinnati

… → 2007

MD, University of Heidelberg, Germany

… → 1999

Research interests

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Faculty Development
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Medical Education
  • Pediatrics
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Simulation

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Research Output 2001 2019

From ‘them’ to ‘us’: bridging group boundaries through team inclusiveness

Eppich, W. J. & Schmutz, J. B., Aug 1 2019, In : Medical education. 53, 8, p. 756-758 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Group

Managing psychological safety in debriefings: A dynamic balancing act

Kolbe, M., Eppich, W. J., Rudolph, J., Meguerdichian, M., Catena, H., Cripps, A., Grant, V. & Cheng, A., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Balancing
Safety
threat
Psychology
learning

When I say … team reflexivity

Schmutz, J. B. & Eppich, W. J., Jun 1 2019, In : Medical education. 53, 6, p. 545-546 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

reflexivity
3 Citations (Scopus)

Difficult debriefing situations: A toolbox for simulation educators

Grant, V. J., Robinson, T., Catena, H., Eppich, W. J. & Cheng, A., Jul 3 2018, In : Medical Teacher. 40, 7, p. 703-712 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

educator
simulation
conversation
education
learning objective
3 Citations (Scopus)

Establishing a Virtual Community of Practice in Simulation: The Value of Social Media

Thoma, B., Brazil, V., Spurr, J., Palaganas, J., Eppich, W. J., Grant, V. & Cheng, A., Apr 1 2018, In : Simulation in Healthcare. 13, 2, p. 124-130 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Virtual Community
Social Media
virtual community
social media
Delivery of Health Care