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Lynn J Romrell Ph.D.

Lynn J Romrell Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Evaluation and Assessment

lynn.romrell@med.fsu.edu
(352) 258-6888
Main Campus

Job Description

Director of Evaluation and Assessment with the specific assignment to work on organizing the data on medical student and program performance at the FSU College of Medicine.

Biosketch

Prior to joining the faculty of the Florida State University College of Medicine, Lynn J. Romrell has most recently been a Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Executive Director, Anatomical Board of the State of Florida. He served as the Associate Dean for Medical Education at the University of Florida College of Medicine, 1998-2008.

Dr. Romrell’s research is in the field of genetic control of events in spermatogenesis, and he is author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and chapters. He has also co-authored seven books and two computer programs in the fields of anatomy and histology.

Dr. Romrell is recognized as an outstanding teacher, having been selected as the Basic Science Teacher of the Year in the UF College of Medicine in 1978-79, 1996-97 and 1999-2000, and as co-recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Basic Science Course by each graduating class from 1993 to 2000 and 2002 to 2004. In 1996, Dr. Romrell was the recipient of the Professional Achievement Award given by Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. In 2001, Dr. Romrell was inducted into the University of Florida College of Medicine Society of Teaching Scholars.

He served as a representative on the USMLE Step 1 Anatomy Test Committee for the National Board of Medical Examiners, 1995-1998 and 1999-2001. He was Program Secretary on the Executive Council of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, July 2005-2007. In October 2004, he was elected as a Faculty Member to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

In 2004, he served as a member of the Medical Education Study Advisory Committee for the Florida Legislature’s Council for Education Policy, Research and Improvement (CEPRI). At the request of the Florida Board of Governors, the CEPRI was directed to assess the adequacy of the physician workforce in the state and suggest alternatives to address a physician workforce shortage.

As Associate Dean for Medical Education and Director of the Chapman Education Center at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Romrell was responsible for the administration of the educational programs for the four years of medical school. He, in collaboration with Dr. Robert Watson, developed the concept of Mission-Based Budgeting and has been invited to present this concept at national meetings and at several medical schools. Drs. Watson and Romrell have recently published a paper in Academic Medicine titled “Mission-Based-Budgeting: Removing a Graveyard.”

Dr. Romrell also has interest in medical informatics and has served on local and national task forces concerned with the use of computer technology in medical education.

Education

Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, 1964-1967, B.S. - 1967
Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1967-1971, Ph.D. - 1971
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1971-1973

Service

Member of NBME Task Force on Assessment, 2011 to present
Program Secretary of the Executive Council, American Association of Clinical Anatomists, 2005-2007.
Member of the Medical Education Study Advisory Committee for the Florida Legislature’s Council for Education Policy, Research and Improvement (CEPRI), 2004. At the request of the Florida Board of Governors, the CEPRI was directed to assess the adequacy of the physician workforce in the state and suggest alternatives to address a physician workforce shortage.

Honors/Awards

2009 - Lifetime Achievement Award (for Educational Activities) from the University of Florida College of Medicine
2004 - Elected as a Faculty Member to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
2001 - Elected Member of the University of Florida College of Medicine Society of Teaching Scholars.
2000 - Selected Teacher of the Year 1999-2000 and 1996-97 by the College of Medicine students.
1996 - Selected as Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Professional Achievement Award recipient.
1996 - Recipient of the University of Florida American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Award for promoting a gender-fair environment for the education and training of women physicians and assuring equal opportunity for women to study and practice medicine.

Co-recipient of Golden Apple Teaching Award for the outstanding basic science course - Medical Human Anatomy by the Classes of '93 through 2000 and 2002 to 2004.

Memberships

American Association of Anatomists
American Association of Clinical Anatomist
Sigma Xi

Research Focus

Dr. Romrell’s research is in the field of genetic control of events in spermatogenesis, and he is author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and chapters. He has also co-authored seven books and two computer programs in the fields of anatomy and histology. Recently he has developed the concept of Mission-Based Budgeting for funding medical education and has written papers and given presentations at national meetings on the concept.

Publications

Chapters:
Romrell, L.J., and K.I. Bland. Anatomy of the Breast, Axilla, and Chest Wall and Related Metastatic Sites/ Origins. In: The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Disorders, 4th Edition. (Edited by K.I. Bland and E.M. Copeland). W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 2009.

Bland, K.I., J.H. Howard, and L.J. Romrell. Congenital and Acquired Disturbances in Breast Development and Growth. In: The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Disorders, 4th Edition. (Edited by K.I. Bland and E.M. Copeland). W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 2009.

Papers:
Watson, R.T., E. Suter, L.J. Romrell, E.M. Harman, L.G. Rooks, and A.H. Neims. 1998. Moving a graveyard: creating an institutional climate conducive to curriculum renewal. Academic Medicine 73:948-954

Watson, R.T., and L.J. Romrell. 1999. Mission-based budgeting: removing a graveyard. Academic Medicine 74:627-640

Duerson, M.C., L.J. Romrell, and C.B. Stevens. 2000 Impacting faculty teaching and student performance: nine years experience with the OSCE. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 12 (4): 176-182

Davidson, Richard A., Margaret Duerson, Lynn J. Romrell, Rebecca Pauly, and Robert T. Watson. 2004. Evaluating evidence-based medicine skills during a performance-based examination. Academic Medicine, 79:272-275

Bradley, Edward L II., Alma B. Littles, Lynn J. Romrell. 2012 The Surgical Clerkship: A Contemporary Paradigm. The Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, February Abstract and Paper.