Brenessa Lindeman is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Education and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Heersink School of Medicine. At UAB, she also serves as the Section Chief and Fellowship Director for Endocrine Surgery and Co-Director of the Multi-Disciplinary Endocrine Tumor Clinic. Her research interests are in development and assessment of competency in surgical trainees and evaluation of the learning climate/physician wellbeing.
As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Lindeman will use entrustable professional activities (EPAs) to define gaps in general surgery training. More specifically, she will identify entrustment levels of general surgery residents longitudinally across the first year of training; identify variables that predict entrustment in entering general surgery residents; and identify differences in EPA assessment scores based on gender, race, and ethnicity.
John Mellinger, MD, FACS, Vice President, American Board of Surgery and Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will mentor Dr. Lindeman.