Donna Ambrozy, PhD
Donna Ambrozy, PhD., received her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington in 1994. She served as a faculty member in the department of Medical Education & Biomedical Informatics for thirteen years at the University of Washington, where she also assumed the role of director of faculty development. Her research has focused on role models and their influence on medical student specialty choice. She has presented her research at the American Educational Research Association and has published in peer reviewed journals including Academic Medicine. Dr. Ambrozy has considerable international experience and has been the invited plenary speaker for national conferences in China on Problem-Based Learning. Prior to coming to RUSM, she served as Director of Medical Education at a newly established private medical school in Bangkok, Thailand, where she introduced Team-Based Learning into the curriculum. She holds a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor of Music in Education.
1. Losh D, Ambrozy D, Cunningham M, Struijk J, Scott C. (2013) Adding value to OSCE’s by providing real-time clinician feedback. MedEdWorld, Retrieved from https://www.mededworld.org/getattachment/MedEdWorld-Papers/Papers-Items/Adding-value-to-OSCEs-by-providing-real-time-clini/Adding-value-to-OSCEs-by-providing-real-time-clinician-feedback.pdf
2. Robins L, Ambrozy D, Pinsky LE: Promoting academic excellence through leadership development at the University of Washington: The Teaching Scholars Program. Academic Medicine 81:979-983, 2006.
3. Fang D, Wan X, & Ambrozy DM. (Eds) (2003). Teaching methodology for medical sciences. Beijing: People's Health Publishing House.
4. Wenrich MD, Curtis JR, Ambrozy DM, Carline JD, Shannon SE, Ramsey PG. Dying patients' need for emotional support and personalized care from physicians: Perspectives of patients with terminal illness, families, and health care providers. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2003; 25:236-246.
5. Carline JD, Curtis JR, Wenrich MD, Shannon SE, Ambrozy DM, Ramsey PG. Physician’s interactions with the health care teams and systems in the care of dying patients: Perspectives of dying patients, family members, and health care providers. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2003; 25:19-28.
6. Curtis JR, Wenrich MD, Carline JD, Shannon SE, Ambrozy DM, Ramsey PG. Patients’ perspectives on physician skill in end-of-life care: Differences between patients with COPD, cancer, and AIDS. Chest 2002; 122:356-362.
7. Curtis JR, Wenrich MD, Carline JD, Shannon SE, Ambrozy DM, Ramsey PG. Understanding physicians' skills at providing end-of-life care: Perspectives of patients, families, and health care workers. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2001; 16:41-9.
8. Wenrich MD, Curtis JR, Shannon SE, Carline JD, Ambrozy DM, Ramsey PG. Communicating with dying patients within the spectrum of medical care from terminal diagnosis to death. Archives of Internal Medicine 2001; 161:868-874.
9. Ambrozy DM, Irby DM, Bowen JL, Burack JH, Carline JD, Stritter FT. Role models’ perceptions of themselves and their influence on students’ specialty choices. Academic Medicine 1997; 72:1119-1121.
10. Anderson WA, Carline JD, Ambrozy DM, & Irby DM. Faculty development for ambulatory care education. Academic Medicine 1997; 72:1072-1075.
11. Burack JH, Irby DM, Carline JD, Ambrozy DM, Ellsbury KE, Stritter FT. A study of medical students’ specialty-choice pathways: Trying on possible selves. Academic Medicine 1997; 72:534-541.
12. Ellsbury KE, Burack JH, Irby DM, Stritter FT, Ambrozy DM, Carline JD, Guo J, Schaad, D. The shift to primary care: Emerging influences on specialty choice. Academic Medicine Supp. 1996; 7:s16-s18.