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Leigh Evans, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Executive Director, Yale Center for Medical Simulation; Director, Resident Research

Contact Information

Leigh Evans, MD

Mailing Address

  • Emergency Medicine

    PO Box 208053

    New Haven, CT 06520-8053

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Evans' research focuses on the transfer of clinical skills from the simulation laboratory to the hospital setting. Her primary focus has been on central venous catheter insertion performance by resident physicians. Her AHRQ funded study demonstrated that residents trained to competence in the simulation laboratory perform better in the clinical setting. She is currently investigating skills decay in procedural skills.

Specialized Terms: Emergency Medicine; Simulation in Undergraduate Medical Education; Invasive Procedure Simulation


Research Interests

Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Emergency Medicine; Internship and Residency; Patient Simulation; Central Venous Catheters

Selected Publications