Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education

Philosophies of Medical Education Transformation Laboratory (P-METaL)

The P-METaL lab focuses on foundational scholarship and research to guide education initiatives aiming at the transformation of medical education.
Collaboration Brainstorm 3F 2M

P-METaL Information

all
Vision

To become the conceptual arm of the Kern Institute engaged in foundational scholarship and research to guide education initiatives aiming at the transformation of medical education.

Mission
  • Engage and support scholarship at the intersection of medical education, professional identity formation, and the philosophy of medicine
  • Host the Practical Wisdom work group
  • Develop and engage in empirical research projects to improve our understand of clinical learning environments and foster the training of wise, compassionate and caring physicians
  • Develop innovative approaches for the implementation of a philosophy(ies) of medical education transformation
  • Host the “virtual lab”
  • Provide public outreach through events / conferences / workshops
Core Values
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Collegiality
  • Excellence
  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Intellectual humility
  • Intellectual rigor
  • Commitment to translational research
Collaboration & Outreach
  • Collaboration with the Medical Education Data Science Laboratory and the Human Centered Design Laboratory + five Pillars
  • Seeking national and international collaboration
  • Strategic dissemination of the scholarship, research data and pedagogical innovations throughout MCW, KNN and (inter)nationally

P-METaL Members

headshot

Fabrice Jotterand, PhD

Director, P-METaL Lab; Member, Cross Pillar, Kern Institute

headshot

Jeffrey C. Amundson, PhD

Member, P-METaL Lab, Kern Institute

headshot

Justin Chu

Student Member, P-METaL Lab, Kern Institute

headshot

Christopher S. Davis, MD, MPH

Member, Faculty and Community & Institutional Engagement Pillar, Kern Institute

headshot

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD

Member, Culture & Systems Pillar, Kern Institute

headshot

Jeff D. Fritz, PhD

Member, Clinical Learning Environment Pillar, Kern Institute

headshot

Lauris C. Kaldjian, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Kern Institute

headshot

Karen J. Marcdante, MD

Director, Human-Centered Design Lab, Kern Institute

headshot

Lana Minshew, PhD, MEd

Assistant Professor, MCW Pharmacy School; Member, P-METaL Lab, Kern Institute

headshot

Ryan Spellecy, PhD

Member, Community & Institutional Engagement Pillar, Kern Institute

headshot

Chris Stawski, PhD

Member, Student and Culture & Systems Pillars, Kern Institute

headshot

John Yoon, MD

Visiting Professor, Kern Institute