Dr. Jennifer Plant cares for pediatric patients critically ill from a variety of conditions including congenital heart disease and trauma. She is interested in improving the care her team provides these patients through simulation-based interprofessional education.
Dr. Plant's academic focus is on medical education, specifically curriculum development, learner assessment and research related to self-assessment and reflection.
Pediatric Critical Care
M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH 2003
M.Ed., University of Cincinnati, Cininnati OH 2010
B.A., Yale University, New Haven CT 1996
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Oakland CA 2006
UC San Francisco , San Francisco CA 2010
American Board of Pediatrics, 2006
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2010
American Academy of Pediatrics
Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics
Society for Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Honors and Awards
UC Davis Department of Pediatrics Eli Gold Prize,
UCSF Academy of Medical Educators’ Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2010
Select Recent Publications
Butani L, Plant J. Building Connections with Role Models Using an Appreciative Inquiry Approach. Acad Peds. 2016; 16(4): 411-412.
Plant J, van Schaik S, Sliwka D, Boscardin C, O’Sullivan P. Validation of a self-efficacy instrument and its relationship to performance of crisis resource management skills. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2011;16(5): 579-590.
Plant J, Corden M, Mourad M, O’Brien B, van Schaik S. Understanding Self-Assessment as an Informed Process: Residents' Use of External Information for Self-Assessment of Performance in Simulated Resuscitations. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2013; 18(2): 181-92.
Plant J, Authors reply to commentary by Dolmans, Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2013;18(2): 197-8.
Plant J, Barone M, Serwint J, Butani L. Taking Humanism Back to the Bedside. Pediatrics. 2015;136(5):828-830.
van Schaik S, Plant, J, Diane, S, Tsang, L, O’Sullivan, P. Interprofessional Team Training in Pediatric Resuscitation: A Low-cost, In-situ Simulation Program that Enhances Self-efficacy among Participants. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011;50(9):807-15.
van Schaik S, Plant J, O’Sullivan P. Promoting self-directed learning through portfolios in undergraduate medical education: the mentors’ perspective. Medical Teacher. 2013; 35(2): 39-44.
van Schaik S, Plant J, O’Brien B. Challenges of Interprofessional Team Training: A Qualitative Analysis of Residents’ Perceptions. Educ Health. 2015; 28(1): 52-57.
Wiedeman J, Plant J, Glaser C, Messenger S, Wadford D, Sherriff H, Fritz C, Lindsay A, McKenzie M, Hammond C, Gordon E, Rupprecht C, Petersen B. MMWR Recovery of a Patient from Clinical Rabies - California, 2011. MMWR. 2012;61:61-65.