ERIK LANGENAU, DO, MS
Department of Family Medicine
Associate Professor
Chief Academic Technology Officer - Department of Professional Development and Online Learning


Erik Langenau, DO, MS

Contact

Email: erikla@pcom.edu
Office: 215-871-6688
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Affiliations

Lancaster Avenue Division

Dr. Langenau received his B.A. with distinction in Biology from Cornell University, his D.O. from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and his M.S. in Learning Technologies from the Department of Education at Drexel University.

After completing his osteopathic rotating internship, pediatric residency and chief residency at Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn, he continued as a pediatric hospitalist and Program Director for the osteopathic pediatric residency program. In 2008, Dr. Langenau began working with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) as Vice President for Clinical Skills Testing and Vice President for Continuous Professional Development & Innovations. In 2013, he returned to clinical education at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) as Pediatrician and Director for Learning Technologies. In 2014, he transitioned into his faculty development role as the Chief Academic Technology Office for PCOM.

He currently serves on many local and national committees, and serves as the Chair of the Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians for the American Academy of Pediatrics. His research and educational activities have involved professionalism, genetics, competency assessment, clinical skills testing, continuous professional development and learning technologies. He has presented numerous workshops and presentations at various national educational conferences, and has published in journals such as the JAOA, Simulation in Healthcare, Medical Education Online, Journal of Medical Regulation, and Academic Medicine. Dr. Langenau is board certified by both the American Board of Osteopathic Pediatricians (AOBP) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), and actively participating in Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

Dr. Langenau remains active in clinical medicine, caring for patients and precepting medical students at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

  • Education

    • M.S. (Learning Technologies, School of Education), Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2014
    • D.O., New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, 1995-1999
    • B.A. in Biology, Concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior (with distinction), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1990-1994
  • Courses

    • Blackboard Training for Students (All PCOM Programs, Philadelphia and Georgia), Course Director
    • Blackboard Training for Faculty and Staff (All PCOM Programs, Philadelphia and Georgia), Course Director
    • Learning our Language (D.O. Program, Philadelphia), Course Director
    • Introduction to Clerkships (D.O. Program, Philadelphia), Approach to the Pediatric Patient, Section Director
  • Research

    Current research interests include competency-based assessment, professional development, blended learning, and learning technologies.

  • Publications

    Peer-Reviewed Publications

    Langenau E, Kachur E, Horber D. Web-based objective structured clinical examination with remote standardized patients and Skype: Resident experience. Patient Educ Couns. 2014;96(1):55-62.

    Helstrom J, Langenau E, Sandella J. Keyboard Data Entry: Use among Osteopathic Medical Students and Residents. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(4):274-82

    Sandella JM, Smith LA, Gallagher LA, Langenau EE. Patterns of Misrepresentation of Clinical Findings on Patient Notes During the COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(1):22-9.

    Horber D, Langenau E, Kachur E. Teaching and assessing doctor-patient communication using remote standardized patients and Skype: feedback from medical residents. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting, April 2014, Philadelphia, PA.

    Langenau E, Tang A. Unlikely Partners in Pediatric Education. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians Newsletter. 2014; 6(1): 3-8. Available at http://www2.aap.org/sections/osteopathic/donewsletter_winter2014.pdf.

    Langenau E, Cyrus, S, Ryan L. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) for Pediatrics. [E-Letter], Pediatrics (July 26, 2013). Available at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/1/140.abstract/reply#pediatrics_el_56064.

    Sandella J, Roberts W, Langenau E. Assessment of doctor-patient communication,interpersonal skills and professionalism among trainees in post-graduate medical education. Published in Research Abstracts to be Presented at the 13th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare: January 26th–30th, 2013 Orlando, Florida. Sim. Health Care. 2012; 7(6):469-545.

    Sandella JM, Boulet JR, Langenau EE. An evaluation of cost and appropriateness ofcare as recommended by candidates on a national clinical skills examination. Teach Learn Med. 2012; 24(4): 303-308.

    Langenau E, Dowling D, Dyer C, Roberts W. Frequency of specific Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) modalities utilized by candidates taking the COMLEX -USA level 2-PE. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012; 112(8):509-13.

    Langenau E, Zhang X, Roberts W, DeChamplain A, Boulet J. Clinical skills assessment of procedural and advanced communication skills: Performance expectations of residency program directors. Med Educ Online. 2012;17.

    Aeder L, Altshuler L, Kachur E, Langenau E. Fostering an Atmosphere of Professionalism in a Residency Program: Learning How to Address the Unprofessional Behavior of Colleagues Through OSCEs. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available at: www.mededportal.org/publication/9168.

    Langenau EE, Gimpel JR. The Challenges for Physicians of Demonstrating Continuing Competence in the Changing World of Medical Regulation: Osteopathic Pediatrician Case Report. J Med Reg. 2012;97(4): 14-20. Available at http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED540901.pdf

    Langenau EE, Sandella JM, Gimpel JR. Fairness to students top priority. Fam Med. 2011; 44(1): 53.

    Roberts WL, Pugliano G, Langenau EE, Boulet JR. Modeling Relationships between Traditional Preadmission Measures and Clinical Skills Performance on a Medical Licensure Examination. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2012;17(3):403-17.

    Langenau EE, Pugliano G, Roberts WL. Relationships between high-stakes clinical skills exam scores and program director global competency ratings of first-year pediatric residents. Med Educ Online. 2011;16. Available at http://www.med-ed-online.org.

    Langenau EE, Dyer C, Roberts WL, Champlain AF, Montery DP, Sandella JM. Relationship between standardized patient checklist item accuracy and performing arts experience. Sim. Health Care. 2011; 6(3): 150-154.

    Langenau EE, Sandella JM. Pass fail patterns of candidates who failed COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE due to misrepresentation of clinical findings on post-encounter notes. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2011; 111(7): 432-436.

    Langenau EE, Pugliano G, Roberts WL. Competency-based classification of COMLEX-USA cognitive examination questions. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2011; 111(7): 396-402.

    Sandella JM, Roberts WL, Langenau EE. Relationship between encounter time and candidate performance on COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2011; 111(1): 38-43.

    Roberts WL. Solomon M, Langenau E. An investigation of construct validity of humanistic clinical skills on a medical licensure exam. Patient Educ Couns. 2011; 82(2):214-221.

    Langenau E, Pugliano G, Roberts W, Hostoffer R. Summary of ACOP (American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians) Program Directors’ Annual Reports for First-Year Residents and Relationships Between Resident Competency Performance Ratings and COMLEX-USA Test Scores. Electronic Journal of the American College of Osteopathic Physicians. 2010; 2(3). Available at http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED514030.pdf.

    Langenau E, Dyer C, Roberts WL, Wilson C, Gimpel J. Five Year Summary Of COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE Examinee Performance And Survey Data. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2010; 110(3): 114-125.

    Langenau E, Fogel J, Schaeffer HA. Correlation Between An Email Based Board Review Program and American Board of Pediatrics Board Certification Examination Scores. Medical Education Online 2009;14:18. Available at http://www.med-ed-online.org.

    Sandella JM., Roberts WL, Gallagher LA, Gimpel, JR, Langenau EE, Boulet JR Patient Note Fabrication and Consequences of Unprofessional Behavior in a High-Stakes Clinical Skills Licensing Examination. Academic Medicine. 2009; 84 (10): S70-S73.

    Textbooks and Invited Publications

    Langenau E. Odor (Unusual Uring and Body). In: American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care, 2nd ed. In: McInerny TK, Adam HM, DeWitt TG, Foy JM, and Kamat DK, eds. Elk Grove, Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2016.

    Langenau E. Comments for the Chair, AAP Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians Newsletter. 2016; 8(1): 1-2. Available at https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/soop_newsletter_2016_summer.pdf

    Langenau E. Single GME Accreditation System Update. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians Newsletter. 2015; 7(3): 1-3. Available at http://www2.aap.org/sections/osteopathic/donewsletter_fall2015.pdf

    Langenau E. Odor (Unusual Urine and Body), Chapter 57. In: Adam HM and Foy JM, eds. Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2015.

    Langenau E. Unusual Urine and Body Odors. In: McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell D, Kamat DK, Kelleher KJ, eds. Textbook of Pediatric Care 1st Ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2008.

    Selected Recent Workshop Presentations

    Langenau E, Kachur E, Horber D, Ruggiero J, Montrey D, Sandella J. How to Organize Remote Standardized Patient (RSP) Encounters Using Skype. Workshop presented at 14th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2014), San Francisco, CA, January 2014.

    Langenau E, Kachur E, Horber D. Using Skype and Remote Standardized Patients (RSPs) for teaching and assessing communication skills. Workshop presented at 2013 Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

    Kachur E, Altshuler L, Langenau E, Zabar S. Creativity in simulation-based education let’s keep the juices flowing! Workshop presented at 2013 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January 2013.

    Langenau E, Kachur K, Ahn D. Incorporating elements of cultural and ethnic diversity into OSCEs and SP-based clinical encounters. Workshop presented at 2012 Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2012.

    Langenau E, Gimpel J, Kachur E, Schaller F, Scott T, Errichetti T, Turner J, Green G.Assessing competence in tomorrow’s physicians: Developing a competency-based assessment program for medical students. Preconference 5-hour workshop presented at AACOM 2009 Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MD, April 2009.

    Selected Recent Oral and Abstract Presentations

    Langenau E, Lee R, Gregory P, Jones L. Online collaborative learning to enhance clinical training for 3rd year medical students in pediatrics. Presented at MedBiquitous Annual Conference, Baltimore MD, May 2016.

    Langenau E, Becker M. Blending online learning with clinical rotations. Presented at 2016 AACOM Annual Conference, Washington, DC, April 2016.

    Langenau E, Koch D. Introducing blended-learning to medical students in a clinical training environment. Presented at eLearning 3.0 Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2014.

    Kachur E, Langenau E, Horber D, Sandella J. Remote Standardized Patients(RSPs): Clinical Encounters and Feedback via Skype. Presented at Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2013 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2013.

    Langenau E, Kachur E, Horber D, Gimpel J. Skype as a tool to provide feedback to resident learners. Oral presentation at Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Prague, Czech Republic, August 2013.

    Langenau E, Kachur E, Horber D. Investigation of web-based formative assessmentof communication skills using Remote Standardized Patients (RSP). Oral presentation at 2013 Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

    Langenau E, Kachur E, Horber D, Goldstein L. Instruction and Assessment of Doctor-Patient Communication Skills: A Novel Web-Based Approach. Oral presentation at MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2013. Baltimore, MD, April 2013.

    Sandella J, Roberts W, Langenau E. Assessment of doctor-patient communication, interpersonal skills and professionalism among trainees in post-graduate medical education. Presented at 13th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January 2013.

    Langenau E, Aeder L, Altshuler L, Kachur, Venkataraman A. Professionalism OSCEs: Teaching Residents How to Identify and Address Unprofessional Behaviors in Colleagues. Presented at 2008 Annual Spring Conference American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP), Savannah, GA, April 2008.

  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians (SOOPe), Chair
    • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
    • AACOM Steering Committee, Osteopathic Entrustable Professional Activities
    • American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP)
    • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
    • National Osteopathic Medical Board Examinations (NBOME), National Faculty
    • NBOME Clinical Decision Making Committee Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME)
    • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)