Lifestyle medicine curriculum for a preventive medicine residency program: implementation and outcomes.
Conclusion Incorporating the lifestyle medicine curriculum is feasible for preventive medicine training allowing residents to improve their health behavior change discussions with patients as well as their own personal health habits. PMID: 28165978 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Status of underrepresented minority and female faculty at medical schools located within Historically Black Colleges and in Puerto Rico.
Conclusions Women and African Americans are better represented in faculty and leadership positions at HBCU, and women and Latino/Hispanics at PR medical schools, than they are at allopathic peer institutions. PMID: 28165979 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Coaching: a new model for academic and career achievement.
This article lays the vital groundwork needed for evaluation of coaching programs aimed at producing outstanding physicians. PMID: 28165980 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Applying the institutional review board data repository approach to manage ethical considerations in evaluating and studying medical education.
Authors: Thayer EK, Rathkey D, Miller MF, Palmer R, Mejicano GC, Pusic M, Kalet A, Gillespie C, Carney PA Abstract Issue Medical educators and educational researchers continue to improve their processes for managing medical student and program evaluation data using sound ethical principles. This is becoming even more important as curricular innovations are occurring across undergraduate and graduate medical education. Dissemination of findings from this work is critical, and peer-reviewed journals often require an institutional review board (IRB) determination. Approach IRB data repositories, originally designed fo...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Faculty attitudes about interprofessional education.
Discussion With faculty attitudes being positive, the exploration of faculty's perceived barriers to IPE was considered even more important. Identifying these barriers will allow us to modify our IPE activities from large, campus-wide events to smaller activities that are longitudinal in nature, embedded within current curriculum and involving more authentic experiences. PMID: 28165982 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Reliability analysis of the objective structured clinical examination using generalizability theory.
Conclusions Our study achieved a G coefficient similar to that found in other reports, which is acceptable for summative tests. G-theory allows the estimation of the magnitude of multiple sources of error and helps decision makers to determine the number of stations, test versions, and examiners needed to obtain reliable measurements. PMID: 28165983 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Bolstering the pipeline for primary care: a proposal from stakeholders in medical education.
Authors: Shi H, Lee KC Abstract The Association of American Medical Colleges reports an impending shortage of over 90,000 primary care physicians by the year 2025. An aging and increasingly insured population demands a larger provider workforce. Unfortunately, the supply of US-trained medical students entering primary care residencies is also dwindling, and without a redesign in this country's undergraduate and graduate medical education structure, there will be significant problems in the coming decades. As an institution producing fewer and fewer trainees in primary care for one of the poorest states in the Unite...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Implementing competency based admissions at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Authors: Kerrigan N, Akabas MH, Betzler TF, Castaldi M, Kelly MS, Levy AS, Reichgott MJ, Ruberman L, Dolan SM Abstract The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) was founded in 1955 during an era of limited access to medical school for women, racial minorities, and many religious and ethnic groups. Located in the Bronx, NY, Einstein seeks to educate physicians in an environment of state-of-the-art scientific inquiry while simultaneously fulfilling a deep commitment to serve its community by providing the highest quality clinical care. A founding principle of Einstein, the basis upon which Professor Einstein...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

From PBL tutoring to PBL coaching in undergraduate medical education: an interpretative phenomenological analysis study.
Conclusions It could be concluded that PBL coaching is a dynamic, facilitative process that makes a particular contribution to the learning process from psychological, emotional, and social perspectives, whilst it demonstrates significant overlaps with PBL tutoring in terms of supporting students' cognitive activities in PBL. Further research is needed to identify the barriers and challenges for medical educators to implement coaching in the PBL process. PMID: 28165986 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A workshop on leadership for senior MD-PhD students.
Authors: Meador CB, Parang B, Musser MA, Haliyur R, Owens DA, Dermody TS Abstract Leadership skills are essential for a successful career as a physician-scientist, yet many MD-PhD training programs do not offer formal training in leadership. The Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) previously established a 2-day leadership workshop that has been held biennially since 2006 for students in the first and second years of the graduate school portion of combined MD and PhD training (G1/G2 students). Workshop attendees have consistently rated this workshop as a highly effective experience. However, opportu...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

'Speed advising' for medical students applying to residency programs: an efficient supplement to traditional advising.
Conclusions In preparing students for the Match, specialty-specific speed advising offers an efficient supplement to traditional advising. PMID: 28165988 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Taking OSCE examiner training on the road: reaching the masses.
Conclusion The OSCE Roadshow demonstrated the potential of brief familiarisation training in reaching large numbers of current and potential OSCE examiners in a time and cost-effective manner to promote standardisation of OSCE processes. PMID: 28165989 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical students' self-efficacy in problem-based learning and its relationship with self-regulated learning.
Conclusions The study showed that medical students used SRL skills and believed in their ability to learn effectively in the PBL context and demonstrated the relationship between SRL skills and self-efficacy beliefs. Monitoring students' development in these skills and giving them feedback could be beneficial for the cognitive achievement of students with learning difficulties and insufficient study skills. Further studies need to be undertaken to investigate issues such as the curriculum, learning environment, individual differences, and how these can affect the SRL process. PMID: 28165990 [PubMed - in process] (Sourc...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Innovative integrative bedside teaching model improves tutors' self-assessments of teaching skills and attitudes.
Authors: Gat I, Pessach-Gelblum L, Givati G, Haim N, Paluch-Shimon S, Unterman A, Bar-Shavit Y, Grabler G, Sagi D, Achiron A, Ziv A Abstract Introduction Patient bedside is the ideal setting for teaching physical examination, medical interviewing, and interpersonal skills. Herein we describe a novel model for bedside teaching (BST) practiced during tutor training workshop and its resulting effect on practitioners' self assessment of teaching skills and perceptions. Methods One-day tutor training workshop included theoretical knowledge supplementation regarding tutors' roles as well as implementing practical tools f...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Distributed practice. The more the merrier? A randomised bronchoscopy simulation study.
This study compares two distributed practice schedules: One-day distributed practice and weekly distributed practice. Method Twenty physicians in training were randomly assigned to one-day distributed or weekly distributed bronchoscopy simulation practice. Performance was assessed with a pre-test, a post-test after each practice session, and a 4-week retention test using previously validated simulator measures. Data were analysed with repeated measures ANOVA. Results No interaction was found between group and test (F(4,72) 0.16), except for the measure 'percent-segments-entered', and no main effect of group was found for a...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

National Clinical Skills Competition: an effective simulation-based method to improve undergraduate medical education in China.
Conclusions The National Clinical Skills Competition is widely accepted in China. It has effectively promoted the reform and development of undergraduate medical education in China. PMID: 28165993 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Factors associated with the choice of general medicine as a career among Japanese medical students.
Conclusions Strategies have been suggested, such as recruiting medical students with significant variables that were associated with choosing GM/FM first as a career. By engaging students early in their choice of career, we may be able to increase enthusiasm for this specialty. PMID: 28165994 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A word-count approach to analyze linguistic patterns in the reflective writings of medical students.
Conclusions To enhance students' empathy toward the psychosocial issues faced by patients and their family members, students should be encouraged to explore the domain of psychological processes by identifying and expressing their affective and perceptual experiences. Researchers in future studies should use outcome measures such as self-awareness or empathy to determine the overall effectiveness of reflective writing and how changes in linguistic patterns affect such outcomes. PMID: 28165995 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Family-centered rounds and medical student performance on the NBME pediatrics subject (shelf) examination: a retrospective cohort study.
Conclusions Our results showed no difference in PSE performance during a time in which our institution transitioned to FCR. These findings should be reassuring for students, attending physicians, and medical educators. PMID: 28165996 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Permanent resident.
Authors: Fisher JF Abstract The training of physicians in the past century was based primarily on responsibility and the chain-of-command. Those with the bulk of that responsibility in the fields of pediatrics and internal medicine were residents. Residents trained the medical students and supervised them carefully in caring for patients. Most attending physicians supervised their teams at arm's length, primarily serving as teachers of the finer points of diagnosis and treatment during set periods of the day or week with a perfunctory signature on write-ups or progress notes. Residents endeavored to protect the att...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

An objective structured clinical exam to measure intrinsic CanMEDS roles.
The objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) is more commonly used in postgraduate medical education for the assessment of clinical skills beyond medical expertise. Method We developed the CanMEDS In-Training Exam (CITE), a six-station OSCE designed to assess two different CanMEDS roles (one primary and one secondary) and general communication skills at each station. Correlation coefficients were computed for CanMEDS roles within and between stations, and for general communication, global rating, and total scores. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to investigate differences between year of residency, sex, and ...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical educational culture: introducing patients to applicants as part of the medical school interview: feasibility and initial impact show and tell.
Discussion Now in its fifth year, we can say that the inclusion of patients as part of the interview day is feasible as part of our admission process. We continue to make changes and monitor our progress, and we have added several other faculty members and specialties in order to ensure the program is sustainable. PMID: 28165999 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Cultural hegemony? Educators' perspectives on facilitating cross-cultural dialogue.
Conclusion Our results indicate that developing critical consciousness and cross-cultural competency will require instructional design to identify longitudinal opportunities to bring up cross-cultural issues, and training facilitators to foster cross-cultural discussions by asking clarifying questions and navigating crucial/sensitive conversations. PMID: 28166000 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A meaningful MESS (Medical Education Scholarship Support).
We describe a Medical Education Scholarship Support (MESS) group created in 2013. MESS is an interprofessional, multidisciplinary peer-mentoring education research community that now spans multiple institutions. This group meets monthly to address education research and scholarship challenges. Through this process, we develop new knowledge, research, and scholarly products, in addition to meaningful collaborations. Results MESS originated with eight founding members, all of whom still actively participate. MESS has proven to be a sustainable unfunded local community of practice, encouraging faculty to pursue health profess...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The use of social media to supplement resident medical education - the SMART-ME initiative.
Authors: Galiatsatos P, Porto-Carreiro F, Hayashi J, Zakaria S, Christmas C Abstract Background Residents work at variable times and are often unable to attend all scheduled educational sessions. Therefore, new asynchronistic approaches to learning are essential in ensuring exposure to a comprehensive education. Social media tools may be especially useful, because they are accessed at times convenient for the learner. Objective Assess if the use of Twitter for medical education impacts the attitude and behavior of residents toward using social media for medical education. Design Preintervention and postintervention...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Do audition electives impact match success?
Authors: Higgins E, Newman L, Halligan K, Miller M, Schwab S, Kosowicz L Abstract Purpose The authors sought to determine the value of the audition elective to the overall success of medical students in the match. Method The authors surveyed 1,335 fourth-year medical students at 10 medical schools in 2013. The study took place over a 2-month period immediately following the match. Medical students were emailed a 14-question survey and asked about audition electives, rank order, and cost of 'away' rotations. Results One hundred percent of students wishing to match in otolaryngology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, ra...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The impact of virtual fracture clinics on medical education - a medical student perspective.
Authors: McAuliffe O, Lami M, Lami T PMID: 28166004 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Speaking up: using OSTEs to understand how medical students address professionalism lapses.
Conclusions In focus groups, M4s indicated that, while they noticed professionalism issues, they were uncomfortable discussing them with the SLs. Findings of the current study suggest how medical educators might support learners' ability to address lapses in professionalism as well as topics for future research. PMID: 28166005 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

EQClinic: a platform for learning communication skills in clinical consultations.
We describe EQClinic, a system that enables verbal and non-verbal communication skills training during tele-consultations with simulated patients (SPs), with evaluation exercises promoting reflection. Students and SPs can have tele-consultations through the tele-consultation component. In this component, SPs can provide feedback to students through a thumbs-up/ thumbs-down tool and a comments box. EQClinic automatically analyses communication features in the recorded consultations, such as facial expressions, and provides graphical representations. Our 2015 pilot study investigated whether EQClinic helped students be aware...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Body painting to promote self-active learning of hand anatomy for preclinical medical students.
Conclusion The body painting was an efficient tool for aiding the interactive learning of medical students and increasing the understanding of gross anatomy. PMID: 28166007 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Faculty development in point of care ultrasound for internists.
Authors: Maw A, Jalali C, Jannat-Khah D, Gudi K, Logio L, Evans A, Anderson S, Smith J Abstract Lack of general medicine faculty expertise is a likely contributor to the slow adoption of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) by internal medicine (IM) residency training programs. We developed a 10-week faculty development program, during which 15 faculty members participated in 2 hours and 10 hours of online didactic and hands-on training, respectively. Pre-post comparisons showed that there were statistically significant improvements in faculty participants' ability to interpret images (p
Source: Medical Education Online - December 17, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Coaching: a new model for academic and career achievement.
This article lays the vital groundwork needed for evaluation of coaching programs aimed at producing outstanding physicians. PMID: 27914193 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - December 4, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Cultural hegemony? Educators' perspectives on facilitating cross-cultural dialogue.
CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that developing critical consciousness and cross-cultural competency will require instructional design to identify longitudinal opportunities to bring up cross-cultural issues, and training facilitators to foster cross-cultural discussions by asking clarifying questions and navigating crucial/sensitive conversations. PMID: 27890048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - November 30, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Translating sickle cell guidelines into practice for primary care providers with Project ECHO.
CONCLUSIONS: STORM TeleECHO has the potential to increase implementation of the NHLBI evidence-based guidelines, especially increased use of hydroxyurea, resulting in improvements in the quality of care and outcomes for children and young adults with SCD. This model could be replicated in other pediatric chronic illness conditions to improve PCP knowledge and confidence in delivering evidence-based care. PMID: 27887664 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - November 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Feedback in formative OSCEs: comparison between direct observation and video-based formats.
CONCLUSION: Video-based feedback facilitates discussion of clinical reasoning, communication, and professionalism issues while at the same time actively engaging students. Different time and conceptual frameworks may explain observed differences. The choice of feedback format should depend on the educational goal. PMID: 27834170 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - November 13, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Speaking up: using OSTEs to understand how medical students address professionalism lapses.
CONCLUSIONS: In focus groups, M4s indicated that, while they noticed professionalism issues, they were uncomfortable discussing them with the SLs. Findings of the current study suggest how medical educators might support learners' ability to address lapses in professionalism as well as topics for future research. PMID: 27814779 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - November 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The impact of learning communities on interpersonal relationships among medical students.
CONCLUSION: This work is the first to investigate the effects of learning communities on interpersonal relationships among medical students and finds that learning communities positively impact both social and educational medical student bonds. PMID: 27806828 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - November 5, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Identity text: an educational intervention to foster cultural interaction.
CONCLUSION: While the impact of providing pedagogical space using Identity Text on cognitive engagement and enhanced learning requires further research, the findings of this study suggest that it is a useful pedagogical strategy to support cross-cultural education. PMID: 27806829 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - November 5, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Do MCAT scores predict USMLE scores? An analysis on 5 years of medical student data.
Authors: Gauer JL, Wolff JM, Jackson JB Abstract INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the associations and predictive values of Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) component and composite scores prior to 2015 with U.S. Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores, with a focus on whether students scoring low on the MCAT were particularly likely to continue to score low on the USMLE exams. METHOD: Multiple linear regression, correlation, and chi-square analyses were performed to determine the relationship between MCAT component and composite scores and USM...
Source: Medical Education Online - October 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Mystery behind the match: an undergraduate medical education-graduate medical education collaborative approach to understanding match goals and outcomes.
DISCUSSION: We created a process for monitoring data related to the characteristics or perceived quality of UME and GME programs and developed a shared understanding of what may impact match lists for both UME graduates and GME programs, leaving the Match somewhat less mysterious. While we understand the trend of graduates remaining at their home institutions for GME training, we are uncertain whether setting a goal for retention is reasonable, and so some mystery remains. We believe there is an invaluable opportunity for collaboration between UME and GME stakeholders to facilitate discussion about setting shared instituti...
Source: Medical Education Online - October 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Effectiveness of hands-on tutoring and guided self-directed learning versus self-directed learning alone to educate critical care fellows on mechanical ventilation - a pilot project.
CONCLUSIONS: Hands-on tutoring combined with GSDL and GSDL alone were both associated with an improvement in posttest scores. Absolute improvement in test and satisfaction scores both trended higher in the hands-on tutorial group combined with GSDL group. PMID: 27702433 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - October 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Organizing graduate medical education programs into communities of practice.
CONCLUSION: Reorganization within the DME of residency programs into CoOPs was overwhelmingly perceived as a positive change. Improved resources and accountability may position our DME to better handle the increasing complexity of graduate medical education. PMID: 27712619 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - October 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Taking OSCE examiner training on the road: reaching the masses.
CONCLUSION: The OSCE Roadshow demonstrated the potential of brief familiarisation training in reaching large numbers of current and potential OSCE examiners in a time and cost-effective manner to promote standardisation of OSCE processes. PMID: 27687287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - October 2, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Curing neurophobia in medical schools: evidence-based strategies.
Authors: Abushouk AI, Duc NM Abstract Medical students often perceive neurology as the most difficult medical specialty. This perception is described as 'neurophobia' in the medical literature. Several studies have cited poor teaching, complex examination, and separation of basic and clinical sciences as major factors in the development of neurophobia. These negative perceptions can have serious implications, such as decreasing the students' desire to consider neurology as a future career and increasing referrals from other specialists to avoid dealing with neurological conditions. Faced with increasing demands of ...
Source: Medical Education Online - September 30, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

An anthropological approach to teach and evaluate cultural competence in medical students - the application of mini-ethnography in medical history taking.
CONCLUSIONS: Mini-ethnography is an effective teaching method that can help students to develop cultural competence. It also serves as an effective instrument to assess the cultural competence of medical students. PMID: 27662824 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A multicenter study: how do medical students perceive clinical learning climate?
CONCLUSION: The results of this study drew attention to certain aspects of the clinical learning climate in medical schools. Clinical teacher/instructor/supervisor, clinical training programs, students' interactions in clinical settings, self-realization, mood, students' intrinsic motivation, and institutional commitment are important components of the clinical learning climate. For this reason, the aforementioned components should be taken into consideration in studies aiming to improve clinical learning climate. PMID: 27640648 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 20, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

An objective structured clinical exam to measure intrinsic CanMEDS roles.
The objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) is more commonly used in postgraduate medical education for the assessment of clinical skills beyond medical expertise. METHOD: We developed the CanMEDS In-Training Exam (CITE), a six-station OSCE designed to assess two different CanMEDS roles (one primary and one secondary) and general communication skills at each station. Correlation coefficients were computed for CanMEDS roles within and between stations, and for general communication, global rating, and total scores. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to investigate differences between year of residency, sex,...
Source: Medical Education Online - September 19, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Near-peer role modeling: Can fourth-year medical students, recognized for their humanism, enhance reflection among second-year students in a physical diagnosis course?
CONCLUSIONS: Near peers, recognized for their humanism, demonstrated significant influence in deepening medical students' reflections surrounding patient interactions or humanistic development. Overall, students preferred facilitated to non-facilitated peer feedback forums. This model holds promise for enhancing self-reflection in medical education, but needs further exploration to determine behavioral effects. PMID: 27600828 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 10, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Building and executing a research agenda toward conducting implementation science in medical education.
CONCLUSIONS: IS can act as both a driver and a model for educational research to ensure that best educational practices are easier and faster to implement widely. PMID: 27565131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Expanding the use of Twitter for medical education.
Authors: Moraitis I, Zegeye MI PMID: 27562668 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research