Wendy graduated Cum Laude from Wagner College (NY) with a BSEd and earned her MEd at Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) and MA in the Humanities at Kean University (NJ).
She has over 35 years teaching experience, including AP High School courses and eventually working directly with medical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians in patient-doctor communications, physical exam technique 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).
She has served on several key committees with the Society of Simulation in HealthCare (SSIH) as well as having 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 contributor in the development of pilot cases for the new USMLE Step2 CS exam.
She continues as a consultant and academic specialist in the practice of standardized patient implementation and medical communications. Using her depth of experience and expertise, she follows her passion of working for the professional development of medical students and a wide range of trainees in the associated healthcare professions.
Wendy and her husband have built a general aviation kit airplane, which they successfully flew and enjoyed for years.
Wendy was part of admissions for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at a major teaching hospital (Overlook Hospital, NJ) and served as a pilot case developer with the NBME for the USMLE Step 2 CS exam. She was also the Standardized Patient Program Director at University of Massachusetts Medical School.
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