Katie White, MD was introduced to and developed a keen interest in simulation and game-based learning as Chief Internal Medicine Resident at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics while working on a resident education project with Clinical Playground, LLC founding and managing member, Eric B. Bauman, PhD. After completing residency she worked as a general internist at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison, WI and then the Birmingham, Alabama VA Medical Center.
Dr. White is currently clinical assistant professor in the general internal medicine section at the University of Iowa where she is involved with resident and undergraduate medical education. Dr. White also works with the simulation team at the Iowa City VA Medical Center and is pursuing a Masters in Medical Education. She was born and raised in Iowa City, IA. She graduated with a BA in history from the University of Notre Dame and completed medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a junior.
While a relative newcomer to the world of serious games she has come to appreciate and understand the potential that simulation and game-based learning will play in medical and health sciences education. Dr. White is a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare where she recently served as co-chair of the Website Committee and actively collaborates with the Serious Games and Virtual Environment Special Interest Group. Dr. White has always been a gamer at heart and continues to rock new levels and releases of Angry Birds in attempts to build her “Game-Cred”. Katie is married to Matt, an orthopedic surgeon, they have three young children.
White, K., Bauman, E., Roach, M., Holland, R., O’Connell, K., Vogelman, B., and Smith, A. (2010). Resident performance: Leadership comfort levels – a pilot study. [peer reviewed scientific poster abstract] Simulation in Healthcare. 5(6), 418.