James Carlson, MS, PA-C
Director of Education and Evaluation Center
Office G.666-HSB Phone: (847) 578-8464
Jim received his Master’s of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Practice from RFUMS in 2001. In addition to his role as Director of the Department of Healthcare Simulation, he serves as Assistant Dean for Evaluation and Assessment within the Chicago Medical School and teaches in a number of University programs. His research interests and publications focus on simulation-based performance assessment and the role of simulation in team training within healthcare professions.
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.
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. He is one of the pioneers in the EEC Dept., and is regarded by his colleagues as the “MacGyver” of the EEC.