Wendy graduated Cum Laude from Wagner College (NY) and earned her MA in English at Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) and MEd at Kean University (NJ).
She has over 35 years of relevant experience which includes teaching AP high school courses and working directly with medical students, interns, residents, practicing physicians, and related healthcare trainees teaching physician-patient communication skills, physical exam techniques, and clinical competency exams. She made the transition from academic to medical educator while serving as an admissions screener for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Overlook Hospital (NJ).
Wendy has served on several key committees with the Society of Simulation in HealthCare (SSIH) and took a leadership position on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Standards of Practice Committee of ASPE (Association of Standardized Patient Educators).
Wendy‘s experience includes several years in a leadership role in the development and implementation of standardized patient methodology. For over 20 years she was Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Standardized Patient Program at UMASS Medical School (MA).
During that time, she also served on the Test Development Committee for the NBME as a case developer for the USMLE Step 2 CS exam.
Today, she continues as a consultant and academic specialist in medical education, using her depth of experience and expertise to aid in the professional development of medical trainees.
Wagner College, BSEd
Fairleigh Dickinson University, MA English; Kean University, MEd
Married to a pilot and engineer, Wendy has had several hours of flight training and flying time with her husband. Along the way, she helped him build a general aviation kit airplane which they successfully flew and enjoyed for years. Wendy is also an avid gardener, growing prize-winning roses in several New England Rose Society competitions.
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