Daniel J. Schumacher is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Schumacher is currently working to establish an education research unit, which he will co-direct, at CCHMC. Since transitioning from residency administration to focus on medical education research three years ago, he has been working on a PhD at Maastricht University and has led two national studies focused on: 1) decisions made by clinical competency committees (CCCs) and 2) assessment of entrustable professional activities.
As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Schumacher will extend lines of investigation from both of these studies, seeking to understand summative entrustment decision-making by CCCs. This work is well-aligned with Dr. Schumacher’s established career focus on the link between educational outcomes and patient care outcomes and builds upon his local, national, and international competency-based medical efforts over the past several years.
Carol Carraccio, MD, Vice-President for Competency-based Assessment at the American Board of Pediatrics, serves as Dr. Schumacher’s mentor.