Visiting Scholar


Jon Ilgen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair, Faculty Development & Education
University of Washington

Dates of Visit: May 10 – 12, 2022

Purpose of Visit

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Ilgen will be meeting with individual members of the CHES community to discuss their research ideas and explore areas of joint interest.


Dr. Ilgen is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development & Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington. He works clinically at Harborview Medical Center and the UW Medical Center and teaches core clinical skills to medical students in his role as a longitudinal mentor at the UW School of Medicine. His scholarly interests are centered around the growth and refinement of clinical reasoning during training, in particular how clinicians learn to take safe actions in settings of uncertainty. He recently completed the doctoral program at the Maastricht University School of Health Professions Education with a dissertation entitled “Comfort with uncertainty in medical professionals: An exploration of how clinicians experience and manage dynamic problems in practice.”