A.J. Kleinheksel

Assistant Dean of Educational Simulation

A.J. Kleinheksel

Assistant Dean of Educational Simulation

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine

The Graduate School

Education

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction University of Florida, 2015

  • MED, Educational Leadership and Administration, General University of Florida, 2009

  • BA, Religion/Religious Studies Michigan State University, 2004

  • BA, Social Relations Michigan State University, 2004

Certifications

  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator - Advanced Society for Simulation in Healthcare , 2019

  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CAHS 9300

    Dissertation Research
  • MEDI 6420

    PCL - Clerkship 2
  • MEDI 6001

    Simulation Education
  • CAHS 9210

    Investigation of a Problem
  • CAHS 9001

    Advanced Topics

Teaching Interests

Healthcare Simulation, Learning Theory, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Assessment Instrument Design, Survey Design, Research Methods

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Leveraging Medical Simulation for faculty development in interprofessional education, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Medical schools don't change; people do. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The sky should be the limit: USMLE attempts limits will not reduce disciplinary actions among graduates of U.S. and Canadian medical schools. Academic Medicine, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Six ways to get a grip on leveraging the expertise of instructional design and technology professionals. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Student performance during simulated patient encounter has no impact on debriefer adherence to PEARLS debriefing model. Medical Science Educator, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Medical Education, Healthcare Simulation, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Health Professions Education, Student Assessment, Program Evaluation

Department Service

  • Translational Research Program 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • MCG Curriculum Oversight, Assessment Subcommittee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Simulation Council 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Surgery Simulation Curriculum Committee 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Augusta University CEPaR Medical Reserve Corps 2018 - Present

    Role: Task Force Member
  • Library Advisory Committee 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • SGEA Medical Education Scholarship, Research, and Evaluation Section 2021 - Present

    Role: Chairperson
  • BMC Medical Education 2019 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2019 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Conference Paper
  • SGEA Innovations in Medical Education Award 2019 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member