Sebastian Uijtdehaage, PhD

Sebastian Uijtdehaage, PhD

Uijtdehaage Sebastian

Name: Sebastian Uijtdehaage, PhD

Department of Primary Appointment: Dept. of Medicine
Position: USU Staff
Title: Professor and Associate Director, Graduate Programs in Health Professions Education

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Room: Bldg. 53 Rm 102

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Dr. Uijtdehaage joined USU in 2015 as Professor of Medicine and Associate Director for the Academy of Health Professions and Scholarship.  He received his doctorate in experimental psychology at The Pennsylvania University in 1991. He started his career at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he, as Director of Research and Evaluations, chaired the Medical Education Fellowship, a faculty development and leadership program.  He mentors faculty, residents, and students in their research endeavors covering a wider range of educational topics. He publishes in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Academic Medicine, Medical Education, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

Research Interests

  • Student wellbeing
  • Student assessment and program evaluation
  • Educational scholarship
  • Diversity and admissions


  • Doctoral Seminar in HPE
  • Quantitative Research Methods in HPE
  • Faculty Development Certificate Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Development of educational scholarship
  • Student wellbeing and mistreatment
  • Program evaluation
  • Student assessment

Professional Activities

  • Chair, AAMC Medical Education Scholarship Research and Evaluation (MESRE) Section
  • Past-chair, National Grant Program, AAMC Group on Educational Affairs
  • Steering Committee Member, AAMC Group on Educational Affairs
  • Liaison, LGBTI Liaison Group, AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion

Select Publications

  1. Blanco MA, Gruppen LD, Artino AR, Uijtdehaage S, Szauter K, Durning SJ. How to write an educational research grant: AMEE Guide No 101.  Medical Teacher, 2016;38:113-22
  2. Bierer SB, Foshee C, Uijtdehaage S. Twelve Tips to Remain Current with the Medical Education Field. Medical Science Educator, 2015;25:163-170
  3. Uijtdehaage S, O’Neal C.  The curious case of the phantom professor: mindless evaluation of teaching by medical students. Medical Education, 2015;49:928-32
  4. Warde C, Vermillion M, Uijtdehaage S. Medical Student Leadership Course Led to Improved Teamwork, Advocacy and Mindfulness. Family Medicine, 2014:46(6);459-62
  5. Yashar M, Clarke S, Want E, Coates W, Uijtdehaage S.  Full-scale human simulation is effective in educating pre-clinical medical students on basic acute care skills. Medical Science Educator, 2014:24(4);363-368.
  6. Fried J, Vermillion M, Parker N, Uijtdehaage S.  Eradicating Mistreatment of Medical Students During Clerkships: A longitudinal study of one institution’s efforts.  Academic Medicine, 2012:87:1014-22
  7. Coates WC, Spector TS, Uijtdehaage S. Transition to Life Curriculum—A Sendoff to the Real World for Graduating Medical Students. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 2012: 24(1), 36-41
  8. Uijtdehaage S, Doyle L, Parker N.  Enhancing the reliability of the multiple mini-interview for selecting prospective healthcare leaders. Academic Medicine, 2011;86:1032–1039
  9. Wayne NL, Vermillion M, Uijtdehaage S. Gender Differences in Leadership Amongst First-Year Medical Students in the Small Group Setting.  Academic Medicine, 2010 Aug;85(8):1276-8
  10. Uijtdehaage, S, Hauer KE, Stuber M, Rajagopalan S, Wilkerson, L, Go VL. A. Framework for Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Cancer Survivorship Curriculum for Medical Students. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2009; 24:2,491-4
  11. Uijtdehaage S, Hauer KE, Stuber M, Go VL, Rajagopalan S, Wilkerson L. Preparedness for caring of Cancer Survivors: a Multi-institutional study of medical students and oncology fellows. Journal of Cancer Education 2009; 24:1,28-32
  12. Uijtdehaage S, Vermillion M, Doyle LH. "Reflective practice" as a tool for programme evolution. Medical Education 2007; 41(11):1094-5
  13. Wilkerson L, Wimmers P, Doyle L, Uijtdehaage, S. Two perspectives on the Effects of a Curriculum Change: Students Experience and the United States Medical Licensing Exam, Step 1. Academic Medicine 2007; 82 (10 Suppl):S117-S120
  14. Wilkerson, L, Uijtdehaage, S, Relan, A. Increasing the pool of educational leaders at UCLA. Academic Medicine 2006; 81: 954-958