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Rebecca D. Blanchard, PhD, MEd

 
Medicine Department
General Medicine Division
  • Director, Medical Education and Research
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Address
Division of Academic Affairs
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
413.794.7635
rebecca.blanchardphd@baystatehealth.org
 
Education
  • PhD, Education Research, Statistics, and Evaluation
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA
  • MEd, Education Research, Statistics, and Evaluation
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA
 
Honors and Awards
  • Award for Excellence in Quantitative Clinical Education Research, Baystate Medical Center, 2011
  • Award for Excellence in Qualitative Clinical Education Research, Baystate Medical Center, 2011
  • Finalist, AERA Division J Dissertation of the Year Award, 2010
 
Areas of Interest
  • Cultural competence
  • Resident education
  • Quantitative analysis
 
Committee Appointments
  • Member, Department of Medical Education Advisory Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Member, Mary Y Lee Day Steering Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Member, Academic Week Steering Committee, Baystate Medical Center
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Member, Internal Medicine Education Innovations Project Steering Committee, Baystate Medical Center
  • Member, Allied Health Educational Committee, Baystate Medical Center
  • Member, Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, Baystate Medical Center
  • Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Baystate Medical Center
 
Professional Service
  • Reviewer, Medical Teacher
  • Reviewer, Generalists in Medical Education, annual conference
  • Reviewer, Academic Medicine
  • Reviewer, Research in Medical Education, Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting
  • Reviewer, Northeast Group on Education Affairs, annual conference
  • Reviewer, American Educational Research Association, annual conference
 
Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Luciano GL, Blanchard RD, Hinchey KT. Developing Chief Residents’ Leadership Skills. Med Educ. (In press)
  • Blanchard RD, Torbeck L, Blondeau W. AM Last Page: A Rating of Program Evaluation Approaches in Medical Education. Acad Med. 2013: 88(1): 146
  • Bennett EE, Blanchard RD, & Hinchey KT. AM Last Page: Application of Knowles’ andragogy to resident teaching. Acad Med; 2012; 87(1): 129.

Refereed Book Chapters

  • Bennett, E.E., Blanchard, R.D. & Fernandez, G.L. (2011).  Knowledge sharing in academic medical centers: Examining the nexus of higher education and workforce development. In V.C.X. Wang’s (Ed.) Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Blanchard RD, Luciano GL. (2013, April). Cultivating new talent: Baystate’s Junior Faculty Interest Group. Poster presented at the 2013 AAMC Northeast Group on Educational Affairs: New York, NY.
  • Hinchey KT, Blanchard RD. (2013, March). Basic and Advanced Communication: A Model for Universal Milestones That Are Adaptable across Programs and across Disciplines. Presentation to the annual conference of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Orlando, FL.
  • Blanchard RD, Hinchey KT. (2012, November). Overcoming Obstacles for Successful Interdisciplinary Integration of Milestones. Presentation to the annual meeting of Generalists in Medical Education. San Francisco, CA.
  • Picchioni, M, Campfield, T, Bennett, E.E., Blanchard, R.D. (2012, March). The Interpersonal Impact of a 2-year Hybrid Longitudinal Curriculum. Poster presented at the 2012 AAMC Northeast Group on Educational Affairs: Boston, MA.
  • Blanchard, R.D., Bennett, E.E., & Fernandez, G.L. (2012, February). Facilitating self-reflection and experiential learning in medical education: The critical role of post-simulation debriefing. Presentation to the 2012 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas: Denver, CO.
  • Blanchard, R.D., Wiltshire, W.B., Darby, J.R., Bing-You, R., & Tack, C. (2011, March). Are employees ready for simulation? The development of a Readiness for Simulation Scale. Presentation to the 2011 AAMC Northeast Group on Educational Affairs Conference: Washington, DC.
  • Blanchard, R.D., Willers, M.E., & Bennett, E.E. (2011, March). From the classroom to the clinic: A review of the literature investigating experiences of medical students with learning disabilities during their clinical years. Poster presented at the 2011 AAMC Northeast Group on Educational Affairs: Washington, DC.
  • Bennett, E.E., Blanchard, R.D., & Kelly, B.P. (2011, March).  Gender differences in new residents’ perceptions of their preparation to teach. Poster presented at the 2011 AAMC Northeast Group on Educational Affairs: Washington, DC.
  • Blanchard, R.D. & Konold, T.R. (2011, April). Longitudinal data analysis with latent growth modeling: An introduction and illustration for higher education researchers.  Poster presented at the 2011 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association: New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Blanchard, R.D., Hinchey, K.T., & Bennett, E.E. (2011, April).  Literature review of residents as teachers from an adult learning perspective. Paper presented at the proceedings of the 2011 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association: New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Blanchard, R.D. (2010, January). A latent growth analysis of higher education productivity.  Paper presented at the annual Curry Research Conference: Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Blanchard, R.D. (2009, November). Evaluating performance based funding policies with latent growth modeling. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
 
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