Leigh Evans, MD

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

Research Departments & Organizations

Yale School of Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

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

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

Selected Publications

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