Invited Scholar

Karen Hauer

Karen Hauer, PhD, MD

Associate Dean, Assessment
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Dates of Visit: February 18 – 20, 2019

Purpose of Visit

Presenter at CHES Research Rounds
February 20, 2019
Trust as the Basis for Assessment of Clinical Trainees in the Workplace: Optimizing Supervision, Learning and Fairness

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Hauer will be meeting with colleagues within the CHES community to discuss their research ideas, offer advice, and explore areas of joint interest.


Dr. Karen Hauer is Associate Dean for Assessment and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She designs and leads the program of assessment in the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges curriculum and directs the School’s medical student coaching program. She is an active researcher in medical education and a research mentor for fellows, residents and students, with a focus on competency-based medical education, learner assessment, coaching and remediation. In 2015, she completed a PhD in Medical Education through a joint program with UCSF and the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She is active on leadership committees with the National Board of Medical Examiners and is past president of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine national organization. She earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, and then completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and chief residency at UCSF. She is a practicing general internist in primary care. She is married and has 3 children.