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Robert W. Treat PhD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Academic Affairs
Division: Measurement and Evaluation


I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Research Experience

  • Academic Performance
  • Educational Measurement
  • Leadership Positions

  • Deputy Editor, Wisconsin Medical Journal
  • Co-Chair, MCW Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Annual Conference
  • Chair, Generalists in Medical Education Annual Conference
  • Program Chair, AAMC Central Group on Educational Affairs Executive Committee
  • Deputy Editor, Teaching and Learning in Medicine
  • Director of Measurement and Evaluation in the Office of Academic Affairs
  • Educational Expertise

  • Education, Medical
  • Publications (56)

  • Medical Student Perceptions of Family Planning During Residency Training in Surgical Fields. (Lawson GE, Dittrich S, Ebert M, Treat R, Dream S) J Surg Res 2024 Aug;300:43-53 PMID: 38795672 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85193787831 05/26/2024    
  • Family Medicine Resident Education About Health Disparities Associated With Incarceration: A CERA Research Study. (Hofmeister S, Johnston B, Treat R) Fam Med 2024 May;56(5):294-301 PMID: 38506703 PMCID: PMC11216773 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85193309491 03/20/2024    
  • Medical Student Introversion: The Impact on Happiness and Its Regulation by Emotions. (Treat R, Fritz JD, Prunuske A, Kaljo K, Hanke C) Acad Med 2023 Nov 01;98(11S):S219-S220 PMID: 37983467 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85175220323 11/20/2023    
  • Educational Podcast Impact on Student Study Habits and Exam Performance. (McCarthy J, Porada K, Treat R) Fam Med 2023 Jan;55(1):34-37 PMID: 36656885 PMCID: PMC10681334 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85146248833 01/20/2023       2 Citations
  • Cardiac Physical Exam Skills and Auscultation Session for Pediatric Interns. (Sumski CA, Singh A, Rogers A, Treat R, Bergstrom C) MedEdPORTAL 2022;18:11289 PMID: 36605544 PMCID: PMC9763479 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85145645551 01/07/2023       2 Citations
  • Cardiac physical exam skills and auscultation session for pediatric interns (Sumski CA, Singh A, Rogers A, Treat R, Bergstrom C) MedEdPORTAL https://www.mededportal.org/doi/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11289 12/20/2022    
  • Twenty questions: Increased frequency of social determinants of health addressed with interprofessional student teams in a simulated interview with standardized patients (Vartanian H, Chou E, Pape Z, DeMuth M, Treat R, Korek S) Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice December 2022;29 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85140806123 12/01/2022       1 Citation
  • A Low-fidelity Model for Office-based Hysteroscopy with a Vaginoscopic Approach. (Miles N, Evans S, Treat R, Beran B) J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2022 Dec;29(12):1352-1356 PMID: 36184062 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85140342882 10/03/2022       3 Citations
  • The Importance of Correctional Health Care Curricula in Medical Education. (Conger R, Treat R, Hofmeister S) J Correct Health Care 2022 Apr;28(2):84-89 PMID: 35363582 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85128489134 04/02/2022    
  • Student-centered Pipeline to Advance Research in Cancer Careers (SPARCC): Diversifying the Clinical Cancer Research Workforce. (Kaljo K, Ngui EM, Treat R, Rader JS) J Cancer Educ 2023 Feb;38(1):370-377 PMID: 35083731 PMCID: PMC9314452 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85123622154 01/28/2022       1 Citation
  • Medical Student Burnout as Impacted by Trait Emotional Intelligence - Moderated by Three-Year and Four-Year Medical Degree Programs and Gender. (Treat R, Hueston WJ, Fritz J, Prunuske A, Hanke CJ) WMJ 2021 Oct;120(3):188-194 PMID: 34710299 10/29/2021    
  • Medical Student Burnout as Impacted by Trait Emotional Intelligence – Moderated by Three-Year and Four-Year Medical Degree Programs and Gender (Treat R, Hueston WJ, Fritz J, Prunuske A, Hanke CJ) Wisconsin Medical Journal OCTOBER 2021;120(3):188-194 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85125616957 10/01/2021       1 Citation
  • The Adaptive Learner: How Faculty and Medical Students' Perceptions of Learning Needs and Desires Differ. (Graff CJ, Kaljo K, Treat RW, Dielentheis K) WMJ 2021 Apr;120(1):8-16 PMID: 33974759 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105770325 05/12/2021       2 Citations
  • Establishment and Retrospective Analysis of a Pilot Peer Mentorship Program. (Thompson Rodriguez K, Ponkratz A, Gallagher M, Treat R, St Clair NE, Chou E, Lauck SM) WMJ 2021 Apr;120(1):17-22 PMID: 33974760 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105768821 05/12/2021       2 Citations
  • A novel faculty development tool for writing a letter of recommendation. (Saudek K, Treat R, Rogers A, Hahn D, Lauck S, Saudek D, Weisgerber M) PLoS One 2020;15(12):e0244016 PMID: 33326489 PMCID: PMC7743943 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85098254283 12/17/2020       2 Citations
  • Developing Validity Evidence for a Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds Presenter Empowerment Action Rating Tool. (Vepraskas SH, Lauck S, Hadjiev J, Porada K, Toth H, Treat R, Weisgerber M) Acad Pediatr 2021 Apr;21(3):569-574 PMID: 33038567 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85095616558 10/11/2020       2 Citations
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress in Ob-Gyn: A Mixed Methods Analysis Assessing Physician Impact and Needs. (Kruper A, Domeyer-Klenske A, Treat R, Pilarski A, Kaljo K) J Surg Educ 2021;78(3):1024-1034 PMID: 32948508 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85091239115 09/20/2020       12 Citations
  • A 3-Year Longitudinal Study Evaluating Predictors of Overall Resident Performance. (Saudek K, Rogers A, Treat R, Pilon C, Auble B, Hahn D, Schuh A, Weisgerber M) J Grad Med Educ 2020 Jun;12(3):357-358 PMID: 32595865 PMCID: PMC7301929 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85087253425 07/01/2020       1 Citation
  • Medical Education with 3-Year Regional Campuses: Do They Attract a Different Type of Applicant? (Hueston WJ, Treat R) WMJ 2020 Mar;119(1):22-25 PMID: 32348067 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85084169275 04/30/2020       3 Citations
  • Creating Reflective Space for Reflective and "Unreflective" Medical Students: Exploring Seminal Moments in a Large-Group Writing Session. (Campbell BH, Treat R, Johnson B, Derse AR) Acad Med 2020 Jun;95(6):882-887 PMID: 32101930 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85085533419 02/27/2020       10 Citations
  • Incoming residents' knot-tying and suturing skills: Are medical school boot camps sufficient? (McMillan R, Redlich PN, Treat R, Goldblatt MI, Carver T, Dodgion CM, Peschman JR, Davis CS, Alizadegan S, Grushka J, Olson L, Krausert T, Lewis B, Malinowski MJ) Am J Surg 2020 Sep;220(3):616-619 PMID: 32033773 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85078949560 02/09/2020       6 Citations
  • Resident perception of fundamental endoscopic skills exam: a single institution's experience. (Blank JJ, Krausert TB, Olson LR, Goldblatt MI, Lewis BD, Redlich PN, Treat R, Kastenmeier AS) Surg Endosc 2020 Oct;34(10):4645-4654 PMID: 31925502 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85077723832 01/12/2020    
  • Medical Student Video Use and Summative Exam Performance during the First-Year Pre-Clinical Coursework and Implications in Distance Education (Fritz JD, Treat R, Hueston WJ, Dodson L, Long RM) American Journal of Distance Education 2 October 2019;33(4):276-288 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85073265733 10/02/2019       4 Citations
  • Pediatric, Surgery, and Internal Medicine Program Director Interpretations of Letters of Recommendation. (Saudek K, Treat R, Goldblatt M, Saudek D, Toth H, Weisgerber M) Acad Med 2019 Nov;94(11S Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Research in Medical Education Sessions):S64-S68 PMID: 31365410 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85074307128 08/01/2019       11 Citations
  • Comparing Board Examination Scores Between Pediatric Residents in Continuity Clinics at Different Sites. (Cohen GA, Nocton JJ, Treat R) WMJ 2019 Apr;118(1):35-38 PMID: 31083832 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85066061515 05/15/2019    
  • Understanding mothers' perception of child's illness: Adapting the CONNECT Instrument for pediatrics. (Magner K, Bragg D, Treat R, Lee KJ) J Clin Nurs 2019 Sep;28(17-18):3279-3287 PMID: 31063655 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85066147095 05/08/2019       2 Citations
  • Dear Program Director: Deciphering Letters of Recommendation. (Saudek K, Saudek D, Treat R, Bartz P, Weigert R, Weisgerber M) J Grad Med Educ 2018 Jun;10(3):261-266 PMID: 29946380 PMCID: PMC6008019 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85053031688 06/28/2018       27 Citations
  • Individual learning plans foster self-directed learning skills and contribute to improved educational outcomes in the surgery clerkship. (Kastenmeier AS, Redlich PN, Fihn C, Treat R, Chou R, Homel A, Lewis BD) Am J Surg 2018 Jul;216(1):160-166 PMID: 29426569 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85044361417 02/11/2018       15 Citations
  • Implementing a Team-Based Fourth-Year Medical Student Rotation in Emergency Medicine. (Tews M, Treat RW) West J Emerg Med 2018 Jan;19(1):137-138 PMID: 29383069 PMCID: PMC5785181 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85041076420 02/01/2018    
  • Does Medical Student Hand-Over Training on a Third-Year Pediatric Clerkship Improves Skill and Confidence Level? (Saudek K, Treat R) Medical Science Educator 1 December 2016;26(4):649-655 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85061899963 12/01/2016    
  • Evaluating handoffs in the context of a communication framework. (Hasan H, Ali F, Barker P, Treat R, Peschman J, Mohorek M, Redlich P, Webb T) Surgery 2017 Mar;161(3):861-868 PMID: 27788923 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85006081788 10/30/2016       7 Citations
  • Results of Student-Generated 'Unique Characteristics' on the Medical Student Performance Evaluation. (Holloway R, Domack A, Treat R, Roo KD) WMJ 2016 Jun;115(3):129-33 PMID: 27443088 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84973441826 07/23/2016       1 Citation
  • Increasing Completion Rate of an M4 Emergency Medicine Student End-of-Shift Evaluation Using a Mobile Electronic Platform and Real-Time Completion. (Tews MC, Treat RW, Nanes M) West J Emerg Med 2016 Jul;17(4):478-83 PMID: 27429704 PMCID: PMC4944810 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84978045025 07/20/2016       6 Citations
  • Intersecting gender, evaluations, and examinations: Averting gender bias in an obstetrics and gynecology clerkship in the United States. (Jacques L, Kaljo K, Treat R, Davis J, Farez R, Lund M) Educ Health (Abingdon) 2016;29(1):25-9 PMID: 26996795 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84961262358 03/22/2016       5 Citations
  • Intersecting gender, evaluations, and examinations: Averting gender bias in an obstetrics and gynecology clerkship in the United States (Jacques L, Kaljo K, Treat R, Davis J, Farez R, Lund M) Education for Health http://www.educationforhealth.net/text.asp?2016/29/1/25/178926 03/18/2016    
  • American Board of Pediatrics–Based Pediatric Gastroenterology Curriculum (Noe J, Treat R, Goday P) MedEdPORTAL https://www.mededportal.org/publication/10243 10/27/2015    
  • Team-based learning on a third-year pediatric clerkship improves NBME subject exam blood disorder scores. (Saudek K, Treat R) Med Educ Online 2015;20:29021 PMID: 26466555 PMCID: PMC4605936 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85016923999 10/16/2015       11 Citations
  • Influence of clerkship sites on National Board of Medical Examiners surgery subject examination performance. (Rentea RM, Lewis BD, Leisten AJ, Treat R, Redlich PN) Am J Surg 2015 Aug;210(2):396-400 PMID: 25913433 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84931576322 04/29/2015       2 Citations
  • Team-based learning on a third-year pediatric clerkship improves NBME subject exam blood disorder scores. (Saudek K, Treat R) Med Educ Online 2015 Jan;20(1):29021 PMID: 28229729 01/01/2015    
  • Students Undergoing a Bridge to Internship (SUB-I): A Successful Preparatory Educational Model for Upcoming Pediatric Interns (Noe J, Machi J, Saudek K, Singh A, Huettl A, Bier A, Buelow B, Treat R, Tipnis S) MedEdPORTAL https://www.mededportal.org/publication/9892 09/08/2014    
  • Medical student communication skills and specialty choice. (Ping Tsao CI, Simpson D, Treat R) Acad Psychiatry 2015 Jun;39(3):275-9 PMID: 25037248 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84929079624 07/20/2014       3 Citations
  • Surgery residency curriculum examination scores predict future American Board of Surgery in-training examination performance. (Webb TP, Paul J, Treat R, Codner P, Anderson R, Redlich P) J Surg Educ 2014;71(5):743-7 PMID: 24776858 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84906054304 04/30/2014       11 Citations
  • Multi-institutional study of self-reported attitudes and behaviors of general surgery residents about ethical academic practices in test taking. (Grignol VP, Grannan K, Sabra J, Cromer RM, Jarman B, Dent D, Sticca RP, Nelson TM, Kukora JS, Daley BJ, Treat RW, Termuhlen PM) J Surg Educ 2013;70(6):777-81 PMID: 24209654 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84892773669 11/12/2013       3 Citations
  • Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) and Emergency Medicine Residents' Learning of Case Presentation Skills. (Tews MC, Liu JM, Treat R) J Grad Med Educ 2012 Sep;4(3):370-3 PMID: 23997885 PMCID: PMC3444194 09/03/2013    
  • Teaching Oral and Powerpoint Skills for the Surgical Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conference Presentation (Gribovskaja-Rupp I, Redlich P, Treat R, Webb T, Anderson R) MedEdPORTAL https://www.mededportal.org/publication/9338 02/05/2013    
  • Medical student case presentation performance and perception when using mobile learning technology in the emergency department. (Tews M, Brennan K, Begaz T, Treat R) Med Educ Online 2011;16 PMID: 22013378 PMCID: PMC3195427 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84857415402 10/21/2011       29 Citations
  • Impact of group size on the effectiveness of a resuscitation simulation curriculum for medical students. (Rezmer J, Begaz T, Treat R, Tews M) Teach Learn Med 2011;23(3):251-5 PMID: 21745060 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80054901440 07/13/2011       14 Citations
  • Comparing PDA- and paper-based evaluation of the clinical skills of third-year students. (Torre DM, Treat R, Durning S, Elnicki DM) WMJ 2011 Feb;110(1):9-13 PMID: 21473507 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79957648676 04/09/2011       15 Citations
  • Comparison of postsimulation debriefing versus in-simulation debriefing in medical simulation. (Van Heukelom JN, Begaz T, Treat R) Simul Healthc 2010 Apr;5(2):91-7 PMID: 20661008 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77951434895 07/28/2010       88 Citations
  • No relationship between measures of clinical efficiency and teaching effectiveness for emergency medicine faculty. (Begaz T, Decker MC, Treat R, Tews M) Emerg Med J 2011 Jan;28(1):37-9 PMID: 20581388 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-78751476800 06/29/2010       12 Citations
  • Does the surgical clerkship meet the needs of practicing primary care physicians? (Lewis BD, Leisten A, Arteaga D, Treat R, Brasel K, Redlich PN) WMJ 2009 Nov;108(8):398-402 PMID: 20041577 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77449092887 01/01/2010       13 Citations
  • Using a simulated practice to improve practice management learning. (LoPresti L, Ginn P, Treat R) Fam Med 2009 Oct;41(9):640-5 PMID: 19816827 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-70349929398 10/10/2009       14 Citations
  • Outcomes results from the evaluation of the APA/HRSA Faculty Scholars Program. (Simpson DE, Bragg D, Biernat K, Treat R) Ambul Pediatr 2004;4(1 Suppl):103-12 PMID: 14731083 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0842345672 01/21/2004       24 Citations
  • A longitudinal women's health curriculum: a multi-method, multiperspective needs assessment. (Autry AM, Meurer LN, Barnabei VM, Green SS, Johnson-Masotti AP, Otto-Salaj LL, Bragg DS, Treat R, Simpson DE) Am J Obstet Gynecol 2002 Sep;187(3 Suppl):S12-4 PMID: 12235431 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036739061 09/18/2002       10 Citations
  • Have clinical teaching effectiveness ratings changed with the Medical College of Wisconsin's entry into the health care marketplace? (Bragg D, Treat R, Simpson DE) Acad Med 2000 Oct;75(10 Suppl):S59-61 PMID: 11031175 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0033791131 10/14/2000       6 Citations
  • Distinct heme active-site structure in lactoperoxidase revealed by resonance Raman spectroscopy. (Hu S, Treat RW, Kincaid JR) Biochemistry 1993 Sep 28;32(38):10125-30 PMID: 8399138 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0027501847 09/28/1993       44 Citations
  • Last update: 06/11/2024