Vice Dean, College of Health Professions
Director of Education and Evaluation Center
Office 1.636-HSB Phone: (847) 578-8464
Dr. Carlson is Vice Dean of the College of Health Professions, Associate Vice President for Clinical Simulation and a member of the physician assistant faculty. He received his PhD in Interprofessional Health Care Studies from RFUMS in 2012 and his Master’s of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Practice from RFUMS in 2001. Dr. Carlson also teaches in a number of University programs and is a member of the RFUMS Master Teachers Guild. His research interests focus on diagnostic reasoning behaviors, simulation-based performance assessment, the role of simulation in team training, and Interprofessional education.
Amy Pabst, M.D. practiced Family Medicine for fifteen years in various venues before coming to work at RFUMS. Her experience in clinical medicine helps with her role in the Education and Evaluation Center where she writes cases for and helps train the standardized patients. She also serves as a liaison between the EEC and the lab sessions for the Essentials of Clinical Reasoning courses. She enjoys working with students and is currently enrolled in classes toward a Masters in Health Professions Education.
Mary earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Florida State University. It was this background, and a high esteem for the medical profession that led Mary into the Standardized Patient world. Mary brings over 25 years of experience as an actress, vocalist, dancer, performing arts instructor, director/coordinator of theatrical productions, home health caregiver and standardized patient to the Education and Evaluation Center. Her SP credits include work at UIC, John Hopkins Hospital and most recently, here at RFUMS.
Glenn studied Architecture for two years and worked as a draftsman, but did not envision Architecture as his calling and lifetime career. He worked for a short period as a designer of architectural stainless steel and glass-etched products, until he got enticed into the fantasy world of animation. He worked with many of the cartoon shows for Hanna-Barbera (Flintstones), Warner Brothers (Looney Tunes), and later for Disney (Goof Troops). Later in his life his interest switched to electronics and computers. He worked at CDW for three and a half years before accepting a position with the EEC as AV / IT Coordinator.