Associate Professor Deborah O'Mara

Associate Professor / Assesment
Office of Medical Education (OME), Sydney Medical School

Telephone +61 2 9036 6428

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Biographical details

Recent Conference presentation include the following:

  • AMEE, Prague (August 2013) presented a paper on MMI reliability at AMEE and was invited to participate in opening plenary..
  • ANZAHPE, Melbourne (June 2013) with the lecturer in Assessment, persented a Rasch pre-conference workshop at ANZAHPE and also presented a paper on MMI evaluation and ran a discussion session on Standard setting at ANZAHPE.
  • AMEE Vienna 2011 Poster: A Cluster analysis of medical student characteristics and practice intentions (selected in top 10 out of 700 posters)
  • ANZAHPE Alice Springs 2011 Presentation: 1) AMSAC What do the differences mean? 2) The Medical Schools Outcomes Database (MSOD) and rural medical workforce planning
  • Attended Harvard Macy Workshop in March 2011: A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Science Education

Research interests

My research interests include assessment in medical education, standard setting, rasch scaling and longitudinal analysis of medical students from selection to post-graduation.

Chief Investigator of an MSOD project: Cluster Analysis of the MSOD database - a national longitudinal database of medical students.

Teaching and supervision

Measurement of clinical reasoning

Associations

AMEE

ANZAHPE

Selected grants

2010

  • Cluster Analysis of MSOD Database; O'Mara D; Medical Deans Organisation/Medical Deans Outcomes Database (MSOD).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • O'Mara, D., Quinnell, R., Rothnie, I., Davies, L., Pye, M. (2014). ExamBank: a Pedagogic and Administrative System to Provide Effective Student Feedback and Stable Assessment Across Disciplines. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(3), 62-73.
  • Nagaratnam, N., Nagaratnam, K., O'Mara, D. (2013). Bayer-Activities of Daily Living Scale in Mild and Moderate Dementia of the Alzheimer Type. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 28(8), 784-789. [More Information]
  • Tiller, D., O'Mara, D., Rothnie, I., Dunn, S., Lee, L., Roberts, C. (2013). Internet-based multiple mini-interviews for candidate selection for graduate entry programmes. Medical Education, 48(8), 801-810. [More Information]

2014

  • O'Mara, D., Quinnell, R., Rothnie, I., Davies, L., Pye, M. (2014). ExamBank: a Pedagogic and Administrative System to Provide Effective Student Feedback and Stable Assessment Across Disciplines. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(3), 62-73.

2013

  • Nagaratnam, N., Nagaratnam, K., O'Mara, D. (2013). Bayer-Activities of Daily Living Scale in Mild and Moderate Dementia of the Alzheimer Type. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 28(8), 784-789. [More Information]
  • Tiller, D., O'Mara, D., Rothnie, I., Dunn, S., Lee, L., Roberts, C. (2013). Internet-based multiple mini-interviews for candidate selection for graduate entry programmes. Medical Education, 48(8), 801-810. [More Information]

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