Effect of absenteeism on the performance of medical sciences students: gender differences.
This study aims to understand the impact of absenteeism on the final grades earned by full-time medical laboratory sciences undergraduate students and whether this is affected by sex. Academic performance was analyzed using students' final grades from two consecutive semesters (January to April and September to December 2019). The differences between male (n = 43) and female (n = 72) students were evaluated by Pearson's correlation. During the semester, all teaching and assessment methods were standardized across both course sections to avoid confounding effects derived from the teaching method. Academi...
Source: Medical Education Online - January 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Managing expansions in medical students' clinical placements caused by curricular transformation: perspectives from four medical schools.
Authors: Kraakevik JA, Beck Dallaghan GL, Byerley JS, Monrad SU, Davis JA, Hammoud MM, Grum CM, Carney P Abstract Many challenges could occur that result in the need to handle an increase in the number of medical student clinical placements, such as curricular transformations or viral pandemics, such as COVID 19. Here, we describe four different institutions' approaches to addressing the impact of curricular transformation on clerkships using an implementation science lens. Specifically, we explore four different approaches to managing the 'bulge' as classes overlap in clerkships Curriculum leaders at four medical ...
Source: Medical Education Online - December 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Twelve tips for teaching medical students online under COVID-19.
Authors: Jiang Z, Wu H, Cheng H, Wang W, Xie A, Fitzgerald SR Abstract Universities worldwide are pausing in an attempt to contain COVID-19's spread. In February 2019, universities in China took the lead, cancelling all in-person classes and switching to virtual classrooms, with a wave of other institutes globally following suit. The shift to online platform poses serious challenges to medical education so that understanding best practices shared by pilot institutes may help medical educators improve teaching. Provide 12 tips to highlight strategies intended to help on-site medical classes moving completely online ...
Source: Medical Education Online - December 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Student-led peer review of an online teaching file: perspectives after 2 years.
Authors: Bozung BR, Houston K, Lilly JF, Jordan SG, Fordham LA, Beck Dallaghan G Abstract PROBLEM: Opportunities for self-directed learning were missing from our medical school curriculum in general and on our radiology electives specifically. Our objective was to explore the feasibility and benefits of using medical students in the development of our student-created teaching files. APPROACH: In 2018, a website was developed at our institution to support medical student radiology education and create a repository for the online publication of student-developed teaching cases. Students participating in radiology...
Source: Medical Education Online - December 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Eight-hour medication-assisted treatment waiver training for opioid use disorder: integration into medical school curriculum.
The objectives of integrating this into the curriculum were to (1) introduce opioid use education during students' Internal Medicine clerkship and (2) assess whether the curriculum prepares students to feel more comfortable evaluating and treating patients with OUD. Design: MAT training specifically for medical students was provided free online by the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS). All students on the Internal Medicine clerkship were required to complete the training. A 7-question pre-survey and post-survey assessed students' comfort in evaluating and treating OUD. Significant changes were assessed with a paired...
Source: Medical Education Online - November 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Development and validation of inventory tool to evaluate social accountability principles in case scenarios used in problem-based curriculum (Social accountability inventory for PBL).
This study developed and validated an inventory to assess SA values within the existing case scenarios used in problem-based learning (PBL) curricula. The Delphi technique was employed to develop and validate the new inventory. The validation used expert opinion and calculated the content validity using content validity indices (CVIs). The initial draft (Draft 0) was formulated with 25 open-ended questions. Following expert evaluation, Draft 1 had 22 closed-ended questions and the mean ratings, according to the experts, were as follows: relevance, 3.33-4.83; importance (3.5-4.8); clarity (3.33-4.83); and simplicity (3:00-4...
Source: Medical Education Online - November 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The physician healer track: educating the hearts and the minds of future physicians.
Authors: Buck E, Billingsley T, McKee J, Richardson G, Geary C Abstract Calls to reform medical education recommend explicit training in professional identity formation to promote the development of humanistic, compassionate physicians. The authors report their experience offering The Physician Healer Track, a 500-contact-hour curricula integrated over 4 years, focusing on self-awareness, reflection, being-with-suffering, communication and professional identity development. The voluntary scholarly-concentration program comprises 4 years of monthly dinner meetings with faculty mentors, a two-month preceptorship in t...
Source: Medical Education Online - November 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Assessment of blood pressure measurement skills in second-year medical students after ongoing simulation-based education and practice.
CONCLUSIONS: Second-year student BP measurement skills were improved, not only due to repeated Simulation-Based practice but advancing basic science knowledge and mastery experience in ongoing curriculum. Simulation-Based assessment provided an effective tool for evaluating skill retention and proficiency in medical training. PMID: 33135567 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - November 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

'Remediation of pre-clerkship clinical skill performance using a hybrid coaching model'.
Authors: Yonder S, Pandey J Abstract SUBSTANCE: We reviewed the effect of a hybrid remediation model combining co-regulated learning and deliberate practice on future exam performance of pre-clerkship medical students who had been unsuccessful on a previous clinic skills exam. With this remediation model, we aimed to strengthen students' self-regulated learning to improve future exam performance and support sustained and improved learning. Educational problem addressed: Observing that some students who initially performed well post remediation with deliberate practice, still struggled on future exams, we looked to ...
Source: Medical Education Online - November 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Towards the optimal use of video recordings to support the flipped classroom in medical school basic sciences education.
Authors: Bordes SJ, Walker D, Modica LJ, Buckland J, Sobering AK Abstract The use of recorded video in medical education is increasing. Video material may be assigned before scheduled sessions to create a flipped classroom. Here, the instructor may lead a session that is organized for discussion, interpretation, and reflection of the previewed content. We established conditions that lead to increased student participation and engagement with prerecorded content for a medical genetics section in a first-year medical school basic sciences integrated course. Preliminary analysis of an asynchronous video-based pre-prof...
Source: Medical Education Online - October 31, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Resuming cadaver dissection during a pandemic.
Authors: Bond G, Franchi T Abstract Methods of anatomical education have, as with many facets of normal life, been forced to evolve rapidly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst some authors claim that cadaver dissection is now under threat, we believe the centuries-old practice can and must be upheld. PMID: 33108248 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - October 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Why we have to move beyond the idea of cultural competency.
Authors: Wong S, Plowman C, Puri D, Nwibe I PMID: 33112730 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - October 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A UK medical student's view to 'inclusion of the homeless in health equity curricula: a needs assessment study'.
Authors: Avnon A, Anstey B, Watts A, Obale E, Mclaughlin D PMID: 33040700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - October 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Use of technology in end-of-life care discussions with COVID-19 patients: a narrative of a single institutional experience.
Authors: Ooi R, Ooi SZY PMID: 33040714 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - October 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

One month in after six months out: the need for medical students to stay resolute.
Authors: Walter B PMID: 33012261 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - October 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical student and resident perceptions when working together in resident continuity clinics.
This study aims to describe effects on the learning environment when students and residents work together in an RCC. DESIGN: Separate surveys were administered to residents and students working at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (SJMH) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from 2016-2018. RESULTS: Response rates were 79/116 (68.1%) for students and 21/24 (87.5%) for residents. A one-sample Wilcoxon signed rank test was used to test whether most five-level Likert-type scale responses were 'agree' or 'strongly agree.' Of medical students, 88.6% enjoyed working with residents (p 
Source: Medical Education Online - October 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Academic ophthalmology in the post-COVID-19 era.
Authors: Reviglio VE, Osaba M, Chiaradia P, Arevalo JF PMID: 33012275 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - October 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Introducing a comprehensive high-stake online exam to final-year dental students during the COVID-19 pandemic and evaluation of its effectiveness.
Authors: Khalaf K, El-Kishawi M, Moufti MA, Al Kawas S Abstract BACKGROUND: Dental education involves teaching and assessing the acquisition of verifiable domains that require superior psychomotor, communication, and cognitive skills. Evolving technologies and methods of assessment could enhance student learning environment and improve tutor assessment experience. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to introduce the application of a comprehensive high-stakes online exam to final-year dental students during the COVID-19 pandemic and evaluate its effectiveness. DESIGN: A high-stakes exam was introduced and i...
Source: Medical Education Online - October 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The bridge ventilator consortium - bringing trainees to the frontlines of innovation.
Authors: Hakimi AA, Zahedivash A, Hong EM, Chen LY, Heidari AE PMID: 32996865 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - October 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Response to: an exploratory cross-sectional study on the relationship between dispositional mindfulness and empathy in undergraduate medical students.
Authors: Arulrajan S, Ullah N, Pavanerathan P PMID: 32960162 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Communication training is inadequate: the role of deception, non-verbal communication, and cultural proficiency.
Authors: Baugh AD, Vanderbilt AA, Baugh RF Abstract In this commentary, we argue that the limited experiential exposure of medical students to different cultures makes the instruction devoted to communication skills inadequate. The relationship of these dynamics to honesty in clinical encounters is explored. Absent significant experiential exposure to differing group cultures to counter the natural tendency to favor one's own, discrimination prevails. Knowledge or awareness of cultural differences does not necessarily equate to communication proficiency. Critically, interactions based on lived experience offer a de...
Source: Medical Education Online - September 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Qualitative analysis of cognitive and social congruence in peer-assisted learning from the medical students perspective.
Authors: Kunc M, Groom O, Barker S, Nachiappan N PMID: 32940566 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic on the future of cadaveric dissection anatomical teaching.
Authors: Ooi SZY, Ooi R Abstract The SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic has left a huge impact on medical education globally. An area that has not been discussed in medical education is the potential implications of the cessation of body and organ donations on medical education. We explore the implications of this on the future of cadaveric dissections in anatomy teaching amidst the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic. PMID: 32930069 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Developing future medical educators in an Australian medical program: supervisors' reflections on the first four years of MD Professional Project implementation.
CONCLUSIONS: Engaging in scholarly activities such the ESME Course and developing learning resources not only provided MD students with a more in-depth theoretical knowledge in a range of clinical areas, but also developed skills that would prepare them for their future roles as medical educators. As supervisors, we identified the value these projects add to the broader health community as well as personal and professional benefits for ourselves. PMID: 32921298 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medicine and surgery residents' perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on graduate medical education.
Authors: Rana T, Hackett C, Quezada T, Chaturvedi A, Bakalov V, Leonardo J, Rana S Abstract The COVID-19 crisis has had an unprecedented impact on resident education and well-being: social distancing guidelines have limited patient volumes and forced virtual learning, while personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages, school/daycare closures, and visa restrictions have served as additional stressors. Our study aimed to analyze the effects of COVID-19 crisis-related stressors on residents' professional and personal lives. In April 2020, we administered a survey to residents at a large academic hospital system...
Source: Medical Education Online - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The role of virtual sub-internships in influencing career perceptions: an international medical graduate perspective.
Authors: Ooi R, Ooi SZY Abstract The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has left a huge impact on the career perceptions of trainees and medical students globally. The cancellation and/or replacement of sub-internships in the United States (US) with a virtual alternative offer a different experience. We explore the impact of this issue on international medical graduates (IMGs) who are planning to apply to a US residency program in the near future. PMID: 32924871 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Time to include pandemic preparedness training to healthcare curriculum.
Authors: Omar UF, Kharlukhi J, Kaliya-Perumal AK PMID: 32924884 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Natural history of burnout, stress, and fatigue in a pediatric resident cohort over three years.
CONCLUSION: Within 6 months of starting residency this pediatric resident cohort became burned out, stressed, fatigued, less socially connected, and less resilient. Burnout is only one factor that indicates impaired resident well-being. To fully address this, a comprehensive examination of how residents are trained is needed to identify effective interventions. ABBREVIATIONS: MBI - Maslach Burnout Inventory; AMBI - Abbreviated Maslach Burnout Inventory; AMBI-EE - Emotional Exhaustion; AMBI-D - Depersonalization; AMBI-PA - Personal Accomplishment; AMBI-SAT - Satisfaction with Medicine; LCH - Ann & Robert H. Lur...
Source: Medical Education Online - September 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Enhanced nursing self-awareness and pharmacotherapy knowledge-base: peer-teaching and nursing/pharmacy interprofessional education.
Authors: Powell B, Jardine KD, Steed M, Adams J, Mason B Abstract Peer-teaching and interprofessional education can help students define individual healthcare roles, establish improved interprofessional relationships, and improve overall knowledge-base. Peer-teaching was provided by student pharmacists completing Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) for nine weeks to undergraduate student nurses. 4 student pharmacists and 25 student nurses participated in this study. Knowledge-base was measured with quizzes that were pre and post educational intervention. Confidence, self-awareness, and interprofessional ...
Source: Medical Education Online - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Perception and attitudes of medical students on clinical clerkship in the era of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic.
CONCLUSIONS: In circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic, educational strategies to clinical clerkship training for medical students should be developed to provide them with the opportunity to be actively involved in hospital practice under strict safety guidance focused on preventing virus infection and transmission. PMID: 32840462 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Process- and outcome evaluation of an orientation programme for refugee health professionals.
Conclusion: Training programmes may affect language skills, professional skills and formal resources. However, programme providers need to anticipate negative effects and introduce actions for preventing negative outcomes. Moreover, programmes should be designed to reduce work-related fear and anxiety amongst participants. PMID: 32835630 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Knowledge of dental faculty in gulf cooperation council states of multiple-choice questions' item writing flaws.
Authors: Kowash M, Alhobeira H, Hussein I, Al Halabi M, Khan S Abstract Multiple-Choice Questions provide an objective cost/time effective assessment. Deviation from appropriate question writing structural guidelines will most probably result in commonly ignored multiple-choice questions writing flaws, influencing the ability of the assessment to measure students' cognitive levels thereby seriously affecting students' academic performance outcome measures. To gauge the knowledge of multiple-choice question items writing flaws in dental faculty working at colleges in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. A cross...
Source: Medical Education Online - August 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A response to 'inclusion of the homeless in health equity curricula: a needs assessment study'.
Authors: Gurm HS, Hehar AS, Joshi AS, Karthikeyan NK PMID: 32835645 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Rapid transition of a preclinical health systems science and social justice course to remote learning in the time of coronavirus.
We describe processes, curricular innovations, and lessons learned. Small groups were converted into independent learning modules and lectures were given live via videoconferencing technology. We started with a simplified approach and then built technological capabilities over time. Current events were incorporated into curriculum and assessment. Our course ran from 16 March-3 April 2020 for the 155-person first-year class. Student attendance for optional, synchronous remote sessions was higher than in-person attendance in previous years. Completion rates for assignments were high but with minimal student collaboration. Fa...
Source: Medical Education Online - August 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A UK perspective on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on medical student career perceptions.
Authors: Elsawy F, Malik RB, Kazi M, Ladan Z Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the normal delivery of medical education globally. Following the cancelation of traditional course components such as elective placements, UK medical students have been able to carry out temporary roles within the NHS. We believe these events may have an effect on medical students' future choice of specialty. PMID: 32815785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Non-technical skills progression during anesthesiology residency in Portugal: the impact of a National Pedagogical Plan.
This study aimed to evaluate the impact of simulation training courses on the non-technical skills of medical residents in Anesthesiology. Methods Confidential questionnaires, pre- and post-course, were answered by all the residents that attended the different modules of the simulation training program at Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra Biomedical Simulation Centre, Portugal, from February 2011 to March 2018. Results A total of 344 questionnaires were answered. In the group of questions regarding the need for help, mistakes, and self-efficacy over time, students recognized an increase over time in the n...
Source: Medical Education Online - August 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Understanding the dimensions of a strong-professional identity: a study of faculty developers in medical education.
CONCLUSIONS: The interviewed faculty developers have a strong-professional identity that is characterized by a stable sense of self, strong behavioral repertoire, and key associations with a community of practice. PMID: 32794441 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Qualitative analysis of cognitive and social congruence in peer-assisted learning - The perspectives of medical students, student tutors and lecturers.
CONCLUSION: Cognitive and social congruence may be displayed on the practical behavioural level. Trust in student tutor could be found in both concepts on different levels. The qualitative results provide a deeper insight by indicating that the student tutors may play a 'mediator' role for the relationship between students and lectures. PMID: 32744892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical student views on returning to clinical placement after months of online learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Hickland MM, Gosney ER, Hare KL PMID: 32723165 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 31, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Effect of a patient-led educational session on pre-clerkship students' learning of professional values and on their professional development.
CONCLUSION: Students learn the importance of professional attributes and of clinician role models through a pediatric family teaching experience. They are motivated, displaying glimpses of their future role as caregivers and patient advocates; however, some also express fear and doubt their own abilities. Based on this, a debriefing session has been introduced to prevent a negative effect on learner self-efficacy. PMID: 32730189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 31, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on medical student career perceptions: a national survey study.
Authors: Byrnes YM, Civantos AM, Go BC, McWilliams TL, Rajasekaran K Abstract BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting cancellation of medical student clinical rotations pose unique challenges to students' educations, the impact of which has not yet been explored. DESIGN: This cross-sectional survey study collected responses from 13 April 2020 until 30 April 2020. Students at US allopathic medical schools completed the survey online. RESULTS: 1,668 responses were analyzed. A total of 337 (20.2%) respondents thought the pandemic would affect their choice of specialty, with differences ...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical students' perspective: project-based learning approach to increase medical student empathy.
Authors: Nathwani SJ, Vedd N PMID: 32698697 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Developing a communication curriculum for primary and consulting services.
This article provides a guide for the planning and implementation of a communication curriculum and highlights key components for success, based on our experience as teaching faculty on primary and consulting services, at a large academic institution. With the proper collaborations, teaching touch points, specialist consult communication tool, peer coaches, and timely feedback, this course can meet numerous educational and institutional priorities. PMID: 32691694 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical students' views: an exploration of medical student attitudes towards disclosure of mental illness.
Authors: Haider JM, Ediripolage FM, Salim U, Kamran S PMID: 32657650 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Social media as a source of medical information during COVID-19.
Authors: Samy M, Abdelmalak R, Ahmed A, Kelada M PMID: 32644872 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The ethical advantages of video conferencing in medical education.
Authors: Kruger JM, Chowers I PMID: 32615906 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical education engagement during the COVID-19 era - A student parents perspective.
Authors: Arowoshola L Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the delivery of medical education and has limited the ability of student parents to fully engage with their studies. Student parents have been faced with additional challenges such as increased childcare roles and home-schooling responsibilities, splitting their focus. Identifying the issues student parents face and adopting workable solutions at all levels, will ensure the best outcomes for these students and better preparedness for the future. PMID: 32608339 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Could the future of medical school examinations be open-book - a medical student's perspective?
Authors: Mathieson G, Sutthakorn R, Thomas O PMID: 32594860 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

How has the COVID-19 pandemic improved evidence-based-medicine awareness among undergraduate medical students?
Authors: Fourtassi M, Hjiej G, Touissi Y, Hajjioui A, Abda N PMID: 32594862 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A novel approach to medical school examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Birch E, de Wolf M Abstract Online teaching for medical students is not an unusual tool used in medical education. Alongside clinical placements, medical students are familiar with online teaching platforms from various members of the faculty. However, the new and necessary method of examining medical students from their own home during the Covid-19 Pandemic is a novel approach. It is vital that medical students continue to be examined, as this establishes the attainment of the curriculum learning outcomes. PMID: 32594865 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research