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Interpreting Study Results: How Biased Am I?
Writing up the results and conclusions of your research can often be the most challenging part of a research project. In Part IV of the AOGME Scholarship and Research Webinar Series, presented by experts Dr. Suporn Sukpraprut-Braaten and Dr. Mark Speicher, participants will explore biases in study design and strategies to construct the results from a study. This session will examine the limitations inherent in study designs and how these impact the conclusions from the study.

Webinar participants will:
• Learn the construction of results and conclusion sections of posters and research papers
• Understand the biases of common study designs and how these biases can be mitigated
• Learn how to design studies that are less likely to be biased
• Analyze the impact of bias on the conclusions you draw from a study

Jan 29, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA
Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Research @American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA is Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Research at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). Dr. Speicher most recently served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) from 2007 to 2018. As the SVP of Medical Education and Research, Dr. Speicher leads AACOM’s efforts to determine the current state and future development of osteopathic medical education (OME). Dr. Speicher’s previous research at AZCOM focused on improving student performance and outcomes in classes, on examinations (including COMLEX and USMLE), in clinical rotations, and in the residency match. His research also explored the impacts on patients from the quality, number, and specialty choice of the physicians AZCOM trains. He has taught and lectured students at AZCOM on topics including clinical case simulation, biostatistics, and COMLEX and USMLE performance.
Suporn Sukpraprut-Braaten, MSc, MA, PhD
Graduate Medical Education Director of Research @Unity Health
Dr. Sukpraprut-Braaten, MSc, MA, PhD is the Graduate Medical Education Director of Research at Unity Health. She serves as Vice-chair of Scholarly Activity & Faculty Development Committee of the GME Consortium, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Academic Affairs at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics, two master’s degrees in actuarial science and Biostatistics from Boston University. She was a Board Review Course instructor for the American College of Preventive Medicine in Washington, DC. Prior to her current position, she was the Director of Preventive Medicine Research Center, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, and a faculty member of Sports Medicine Department at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.