Areas of Expertise
- Program Administration
- Strategic Planning and Development for Educational Programs
- Competency-based Evaluation and Remediation
Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of the UMKC 6-year combined BA/MD program. Upon completion of residency training at UMKC/Truman Medical Center she worked in a community setting in Overland Park, Kansas (a Kansas City suburb). She returned to UMKC/TMC in 2003 and was appointed residency director in July 2004. Dr. Sullivan serves on the Graduate Medical Education Council, Faculty Development Committee, and Initial Academic Appointment and Physician Promotion Committee for the School of Medicine. In community practice, she was actively involved in implementing trauma care at her hospital and received advanced training and practice experience in hyperbaric medicine.
Dr. Sullivan returned to TMC to pursue her love of teaching and focus on academics. She offers the residents a unique perspective based on her community experience. She considers her appointment as residency director an honor and a responsibility. Her research interests are focused on education: including teaching and assessing the core competencies, educational outcomes, and patient safety, especially transitions in care. She has presented and published in the areas of Communication and Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism. She was appointed as a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine (RRC-EM) in 2011 to serve a six year term. Dr. Sullivan believes that this national committee work assists the residency training program at UMKC/TMC by understanding accreditation requirements and the future direction of graduate medical education. She is an elected Missouri ACEP Councillor and can therefore share with the residents the current issues that are of concern to practicing emergency medicine physicians. Dr. Sullivan received the Faculty Teaching Award for 2004 and the School of Medicine’s Alumni Achievement Award for 2007.