Visiting Scholar

Sandrijn van Schaik

Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Clinical Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco

Dates of Visit: July 31 – August 4, 2017

Purpose of Visit

Dr. van Schaik will use her time at CHES to work on her writing, focusing particularly on a grant application for studies of interprofessional simulation and feedback during debriefing.


Dr. Sandrijn van Schaik is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF with a clinical appointment in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, where she directs the fellowship program. She is the Education Director for the UCSF Kanbar Center for Simulation, which serves 5 health professional schools on one campus and the Director of Faculty Development for the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum.

Her research focus is on interprofessional teamwork and communication. In particular, she has focused her prior work on interprofessional feedback and the factors that influence responses to interprofessional feedback, examined through the lens of the social identity framework. Her current work focuses on simulation as an educational strategy to foster interprofessional teamwork. She is planning studies that explore debriefing after interprofessional simulations to establish how such debriefings can be effectively utilized to share feedback and optimize team performance.