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Donald A. Risucci, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Assessment & Evaluation
Professor of Surgery

Donald A. Risucci, Ph.D.

Email: donald_risucci@nymc.edu


New York Medical College
School of Medicine
Office of Academic Administration
40 Sunshine Cottage Road, Rm. 135
Valhalla, NY 10595

Education Profile:

Ph.D. Applied Psychological Research & Evaluation, Hofstra University
B.A., Psychology, Saint Francis College

As Assistant Dean for Assessment & Evaluation in the Department of Undergraduate Medical Education, Dr. Risucci oversees the evaluation of the medical school curriculum, student experience and educational outcomes. This includes: organization and oversight of course review processes; design, analysis and reporting of student evaluations of all courses, clerkships, electives, sub-internships, transition courses and other instructional activities; analysis and review of objective measures of student learning and performance including, but not limited to, scores and item analyses on standardized examinations administered by the National Board of Medical Examiners (i.e. Subject Examinations, USMLE), in-house examinations, and grade distributions in courses and clerkships; and review and reporting of student responses on national surveys administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) such as the Graduation Questionnaire (GQ), Year 2 Questionnaire (Y2Q) and Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ).

Dr. Risucci works closely with other administrators, faculty and students as a member of the Educational Quality Improvement (EQUIP) team to ensure that the School of Medicine meets or exceeds accreditation standards set forth by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) including those related to strategic planning and continuous quality improvement (CQI). He also collaborates with the departments of Admissions, Faculty Affairs, Academic Administration and Student Affairs on a variety of data analytic projects aimed at improving the assessment of medical school applicants, developing fair and equitable practices in evaluations of faculty performance and supporting and/or supervising student-initiated research projects.

Dr. Risucci is a Past President of the Association for Surgical Education and a Founding Member (currently Secretary) of the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships. He is currently a member of the NYMC School of Medicine’s Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) and the 3rd/4th Year Subcommittee of the ECC.

Selected Research Publications:

Juster FR, Baum RC, Zou C, Risucci DA, Ly A, Reiter H, Miller DD, Dore K., Addressing the diversity-validity dilemma using situational judgment tests. Academic Medicine 2019 (In-press).

Cox ML, Risucci DA, Gilmore BF, Nag UP, Turner MC, Sprinkle SR, Migaly J, Sudan R. Validation of the OMNI: A Novel, Multimodality, and Longitudinal Surgical Skills Assessment. Journal of Surgical Education 2018 Nov;75(6):e218-e228.

Elmously A, deBiasi AR, Risucci DA, Worku B, Horn EM, Salemi A. Systemic Blood Pressure Trends and Antihypertensive Utilization Following Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: An Analysis of the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support. Journal of Thoracic Disease 2018; 10(5):2866-2875.

Sudan R, Lynch TG, Risucci DA, Blair PG, Sachdeva AK. American College of Surgeons Resident Objective Structured Clinical Examination (ACS OSCE): A National Program to Assess Clinical Readiness of Entering PGY1 Surgery Residents. Annals of Surgery 2014 July; 260(1):65-71.

Kuhls DA, Risucci DA, Bowyer MW, Luchette FA. Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET): A New Surgical Skills Cadaver Course for Residents. Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care 2013 Feb; 74(2):664-70.

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