Sandra Haas Binford, M.A.Ed.
Sandra is the President of Full Circle Clinical Education, Inc., a woman-owned consultancy and hands-on project partner in clinical education and all aspects of outcomes measurement for educators of health care providers. She is a thought leader in the area of using outcomes data to inform instructional decision-making and identify closely targeted clinician and patient learner groups needing education for quality improvement (QI). Sandra has 20 years of experience in instructional design, content development, outcomes planning and analysis, and research publishing in clinical/scientific education.
In 2015, Sandra was named a “Rising Star” by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) “in recognition of noteworthy achievements and demonstrated commitments to the CE/CPD profession.” Previously, she and colleagues received the National Association of Medical Education Companies (NAMEC) award in Best Collaboration, where she compared national and local effectiveness of education on mental health quality indicators. Currently, Sandra serves as Leader of the ACEhp Quality Improvement Education Initiative (QIE) Building Block, “Nomenclature and Its Adoption,” collaborating with stakeholders to describe CEhp progress in language that bridges CE and Quality Improvement fields. She is active in the American Medical Writers Association and serves on the Editorial Board of CE Measure.
Sandra brings expertise in developing education for medical students, medical and surgical residents/fellows, practicing physicians and other clinicians, as well as patient actors for testing and teaching. She received her B.A. in Biological Sciences and German Language and Literature from Smith College, and her M.A.Ed. in Secondary Science Education from Wake Forest University. Sandra engages in substantive editing and in using precise language in research and learning objectives.
Sandra promotes lifelong learning and sees mentoring and training as investments in organizational, collegial, societal, and individual success. Past interns have advanced into international fellowships, professions, and top schools. Sandra is regarded as an authority on writing gap statements and creating “SMART” learning objectives for measurable outcomes through her work leading educational sessions for ACEhp and the American Medical Writers Association. She seeks opportunities to collaborate with others in clinical CE/CPD and QI.