Raeann L. Carrier, Ph.D.

Raeann L. Carrier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Biomedical Sciences

Email: rcarrier@osteo.wvsom.edu
Office: (304) 793-6592
Fax: (304) 793-6884


Education / Training

B.S., Biology, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV

Ph.D., Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy, Columbus, OH

Research Interests

My primary research interests involve educational outcomes. My work establishes in-house parameters to evaluate written examination indicators of student success. Through creation and oversight of a test Item Writing Group here at WVSOM, I have developed a series of COMLEX prep (CPREP) questions for the second year exams as well as implemented a comprehensive End of Year One exam. These items follow national standard parameters for question design and are multidiscipline, comprehensive, and cumulative. We are currently working to standardize all of our exam questions to better assess institutional curricular outcomes.

Additional outcomes projects utilize the Just Say Know to Drugs! Summer pharmacology camp. I am the director of this program, which is designed to expose high school students to the science, health, medicine, and pharmacy fields early in their education. Outcomes data collected during these teaching opportunities are analyzed to identify influence on later schooling and career development. Two first year medical students are selected each year to design and present content for the camp week.

It is my overall goal to enhance student scholarship through the investigation of learning outcomes following different methods of enhanced training including properly formatted and effective testing as well as early exposure to key concepts.

Just Say Know Interns:

Year   WVSOM Student Instructors   Student Interns
2016   Meghna Dhir
Carrie Fox
  Brandi Keaton
2015   Lucas Hamrick

Stephanie Harter
  Krystal Hughes
2014   James "Lewis" Akers

Katie Thompson
  Garrett Clemons
2013   Mary DeMino
Dustin Smyth
  Annie Ickes
Ashlee Seldomridge


Research Publications

Carrier, RL, Linsemeyer, M. Improving Assessment of Integration Through a Comprehensive Assessment Plan. Submitted to Medical Science Educator, (2016) 26: 143

Recent Conference Abstracts

Carrier, RL, Bridges, KG, Garlitz, J, Hanna, J, Thomas, E, & Thompson, AR. (2016) COMLEX Prep (CPREP) Exam Questions as an Indicator of Retention of Learning

Akers, L, Thompson, K, and Carrier, RL (2015) Just Say Know to Drugs: A Pilot Study for High School Student Science Enrichment. Experimental Biology/American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Biology Meeting.

Thompson, K, Akers, L, and Carrier, RL (2014) Just Say Know to Drugs! West Virginia Rural Health Conference.