Drs. Janet Falk-Kessler and Sharon Gutman are awarded the Apgar Grant

Dr. Sharon Gutman and Dr. Janet Falk-Kessler received a grant from the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators to embark on the next phase of their research in Emotional Intelligence (EI) in admissions.

They will be investigating whether the Emotional Intelligence Admission Essay Scale (EIAE), developed by Drs. Gutman and Falk-Kessler ("Development and Psychometric Properties of the Emotional Intelligence Admission Essay Scale," Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1233), can be used to guide and evaluate structured interviews. They also seek to determine which format, a written essay question or structured interview, more effectively yields information about an applicant’s EI.

 

Janet Falk-Kessler, EdD, OTR, FAOTA is the Vice-Chair of Occupational Therapy for the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine. Assistant Dean of Education, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Director and Professor for the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine's Programs in Occupational Therapy. To learn more on Dr. Falk-Kessler click here.

 

Sharon Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA is an associate professor for the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine Programs in Occupational Therapy. For more information on Dr. Gutman, click here.