Jennifer Plant, M.D., M.Ed.

Jennifer Plant, M.D., M.Ed.


Pediatric Critical Care




  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
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2516 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care

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.

Research/Academic Interests

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

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, 2003

M.Ed., University of Cincinnati, Cininnati, Ohio, 2010

B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1996


Children?s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Oakland, CA, 2006


University of California, San Francisco , San Francisco, CA, 2010

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 2006

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2010

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics

Society for Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Honors and Awards

UCSF Academy of Medical Educators? Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2010

Select Recent Publications

Plant J, Authors reply to commentary by Dolmans, Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract  2013; 18(2): 197-8

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

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): 139-44

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 JL, van Schaik SM, Sliwka DC, Boscardin CK, O'Sullivan PS. Validation of a self-efficacy instrument and its relationship to performance of crisis resource management skills. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2011 Jan 25.

van Schaik SM, 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 Sep;50(9):807-15. Epub 2011 Apr 27.

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.

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