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: 27543188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 22, 2016 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: 27520404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 17, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

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: 27507540 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 13, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Starting a new residency program: a step-by-step guide for institutions, hospitals, and program directors.
Authors: Barajaz M, Turner T Abstract Although our country faces a looming shortage of doctors, constraints of space, funding, and patient volume in many existing residency programs limit training opportunities for medical graduates. New residency programs need to be created for the expansion of graduate medical education training positions. Partnerships between existing academic institutions and community hospitals with a need for physicians can be a very successful means toward this end. Baylor College of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of San Antonio were affiliated in 2012, and subsequently, we developed a...
Source: Medical Education Online - August 13, 2016 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 - August 10, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

What and how do students learn in an interprofessional student-run clinic? An educational framework for team-based care.
DISCUSSION: Interprofessional SRC participation promotes learning 'with, from, and about' each other. Participation challenges misconceptions and sensitizes students to patient experiences, health systems, advocacy, and social responsibility. Learning involves interprofessional interactions in the patient encounter, reinforced by formal and informal communications. Participation is associated with interest in serving the underserved and in primary care careers. The authors proposed a framework for interprofessional learning with implications for optimal learning environments to promote team-based care. Future research is s...
Source: Medical Education Online - August 10, 2016 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 - August 3, 2016 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 pr...
Source: Medical Education Online - August 3, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Factors influencing the number of applications submitted per applicant to orthopedic residency programs.
CONCLUSION: Less qualified candidates are not applying to significantly more programs than their more qualified counterparts. The increasing number of applications represents a financial strain on the applicant, given the costs required to apply to more programs, and a time burden on individual programs to screen increasing numbers of applicants. In order to stabilize or reverse this alarming trend, orthopedic surgery residency programs should openly disclose admission criteria to prospective candidates, and medical schools should provide additional guidance for candidates in this process. PMID: 27448634 [PubMed - in p...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 28, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Patient safety and quality improvement: a 'CLER' time to move beyond peripheral participation.
Authors: Schumacher DJ, Frohna JG Abstract In the United States, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has instituted a new program, the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER), that places focus in six important areas of the resident and fellow working and learning environment. Two of these areas are patient safety and quality improvement (QI). In their early CLER reviews of institutions housing ACGME-accredited training programs, ACGME has found that despite significant progress in patient safety and QI to date much work remains, especially when it comes to meaningful engagement of ...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 28, 2016 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 desig...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Cognitive aid use improves transition of care by graduating medical students during a simulated crisis.
Authors: Bauer B, Rebel A, Dilorenzo A, Schell RM, Dority JS, Lukens F, Sloan PA Abstract BACKGROUND: Residents are expected to have transition of care (ToC) skills upon entering graduate medical education. It is unclear whether experience and training during medical school is adequate. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the project was to assess: 1) graduating medical students' ability to perform ToC in a crisis situation, and 2) whether using a cognitive aid improves the ToC quality. METHODS: The authors developed simulation scenarios for rapid response teams and a cognitive aid to assist in the ToC during crisis situ...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 23, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Crystal clear or tin ear: how do medical students interpret derogatory comments about patients and other professionals?
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest students have a clear understanding of the nature of unprofessional comments made by role models during clerkships and point to important systems-related issues that could be leveraged to improve clinical learning environments. PMID: 27422126 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 20, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Peer-assisted learning: time for nomenclature clarification.
CONCLUSIONS: We suggest herein a simple pragmatic terminology to overcome ambiguous terminology. Academically, clear terms will allow effective and efficient research, ensuring furthering of the educational philosophy. PMID: 27415590 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 17, 2016 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: 27396900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 12, 2016 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 - July 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The future is in the numbers: the power of predictive analysis in the biomedical educational environment.
Authors: Gullo CA Abstract Biomedical programs have a potential treasure trove of data they can mine to assist admissions committees in identification of students who are likely to do well and help educational committees in the identification of students who are likely to do poorly on standardized national exams and who may need remediation. In this article, we provide a step-by-step approach that schools can utilize to generate data that are useful when predicting the future performance of current students in any given program. We discuss the use of linear regression analysis as the means of generating that data a...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Obstetric training in Emergency Medicine: a needs assessment.
CONCLUSIONS: The identification and management of obstetric emergencies is the cornerstone of EM. We found preliminary evidence of a concerning lack of resident comfort regarding obstetric conditions and knowledge deficits on core obstetrics topics. EM residents may benefit from educational interventions to increase exposure to these topics. PMID: 27357908 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 2, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The effect of Mind Body Medicine course on medical student empathy: a pilot study.
CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrated that the inverse relationship increased stress and decreased empathy among first-year medical students and participation in the MBM course did not attenuate the changes. However, a statistically significant rise in the depression score in the non-MBM group was not observed in the MBM group. PMID: 27357909 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 2, 2016 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: 27357910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 2, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The effects of initial participation motivations on learning engagement in transition training for future general practitioners in rural China: perceived deterrents as mediator.
CONCLUSIONS: Specialists' initial participation motivations and perceived deterrents in training played important roles for learning engagement in the transition training. PMID: 27340086 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Does student performance on preclinical OSCEs relate to clerkship grades?
CONCLUSIONS: There were inconsistencies in OSCE performances between the classes of 2013 and 2014, but more information is needed to determine if this is because of testing variability or heterogeneity from class to class. Although there were no differences in preclinical scores based on M3 IM clerkship OSCE scores, students would benefit from a longitudinal review of their OSCE performance over their medical training. Additionally, students may benefit from more reliable and valid forms of assessing communication. In general, students who take the IM clerkship last in the academic year performed better on the required OSC...
Source: Medical Education Online - June 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A model for training medical student innovators: the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Abundance Agents of Change program.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on our experience and evaluation data, we believe that this program is a replicable way to train students as innovators and members of interprofessional teams to address the current complex healthcare environment. PMID: 27306994 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 18, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A theory-informed, process-oriented Resident Scholarship Program.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on our experience, and in line with the SDT, supporting residents' autonomy, competence, and relatedness through a process-oriented scholarship program may foster the curiosity, inquisitiveness, and internal motivation to learn that drives scholarly activity and ultimately the production of scholarly products. PMID: 27306995 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 18, 2016 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 ...
Source: Medical Education Online - June 17, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Accelerating medical education: a survey of deans and program directors.
CONCLUSIONS: Over one-third of medical schools are considering the development of a 3YPP. While there may be benefits for a select group of students, concerns regarding maturity, depth of clinical exposure, and competency must be addressed for these programs to be well received. PMID: 27301381 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 17, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Impact of a family medicine resident wellness curriculum: a feasibility study.
CONCLUSIONS: This feasibility study demonstrates how a residency wellness curriculum can be developed, implemented, and evaluated with promising results, including high participant satisfaction. PMID: 27282276 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Evaluating the online platform of a blended-learning pharmacist continuing education degree program.
CONCLUSION: Our process was an important exercise in quality assurance and is worthwhile for other health disciplines developing and delivering distance-based content to pursue. PMID: 27282277 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Asynchronous learning: student utilization out of sync with their preference.
CONCLUSION: Despite student-expressed preference for an online curriculum, they used the online resource less than expected. This should give pause to educators looking to convert core EM topics to an online format. However, when high-quality online lectures are utilized as a learning tool, this study demonstrates that they had neither a positive nor a negative impact on test scores. PMID: 27280385 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Reshaping the global health agenda: female genital cutting.
Authors: Al-Saadi N, Khan H, Auckburally S, Al-Saadi A, Khan T PMID: 27280588 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A clinical procedures curriculum for undergraduate medical students: the eight-year history of a third-year immersive experience.
We describe a unique immersive procedural skills curriculum for medical students, designed and taught primarily by emergency medicine faculty at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. OBJECTIVES: The primary educational objective of this program was to formally introduce medical students to clinical procedures thought to be important for success in residency. The immersion strategy (teaching numerous procedures over a 7-day period) was intended to complement the student's education on third-year core clinical clerkships. PROGRAM DESIGN: The course introduced 27 skills over 7 days. Teaching and learning meth...
Source: Medical Education Online - May 27, 2016 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 - May 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Predictors of full-time faculty appointment among MD-PhD program graduates: a national cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Over half of all MD-PhD program graduates in our study had full-time faculty appointments. Our findings regarding variables independently associated with full-time faculty appointments can inform the design of strategies to promote academic medicine career choice among MD-PhD program graduates. Further research is warranted to identify other factors amenable to intervention, in addition to those included in our study, which will foster the further development of a diverse academic medicine physician-scientist workforce nationally. PMID: 27189673 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - May 19, 2016 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 f...
Source: Medical Education Online - May 16, 2016 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: 27172894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - May 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Relation of perceptions of educational environment with mindfulness among Chinese medical students: a longitudinal study.
CONCLUSIONS: Medical students had net-positive perceptions about their learning environment. Higher mindfulness scores were associated with greater satisfaction with the environment and this association showed persistence. PMID: 27118582 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 28, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

'Don't play the butter notes': jazz in medical education.
Authors: Bradner M, Harper DV, Ryan MH, Vanderbilt AA Abstract Jazz has influenced world music and culture globally - attesting to its universal truths of surviving, enduring, and triumphing over tragedy. This begs the question, what can we glean in medical education from this philosophy of jazz mentoring? Despite our training to understand disease and illness in branching logic diagrams, the human experience of illness is still best understood when told as a story. Stories like music have tempos, pauses, and silences. Often they are not linear but wrap around the past, future, and back to the present, frustrating ...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 22, 2016 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: 27087016 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 19, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Personal profile of medical students selected through a knowledge-based exam only: are we missing suitable students?
CONCLUSION: Selection through a knowledge-based exam privileged diligent students. It did neither advantage nor preclude candidates with a more humane profile. PMID: 27079886 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 17, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Reflections in a time of transition: orthopaedic faculty and resident understanding of accreditation schemes and opinions on surgical skills feedback.
Authors: Gundle KR, Mickelson DT, Hanel DP Abstract INTRODUCTION: Orthopaedic surgery is one of the first seven specialties that began collecting Milestone data as part of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Next Accreditation System (NAS) rollout. This transition from process-based advancement to outcome-based education is an opportunity to assess resident and faculty understanding of changing paradigms, and opinions about technical skill evaluation. METHODS: In a large academic orthopaedic surgery residency program, residents and faculty were anonymously surveyed. A total of 31/32 (97%)...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 17, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A brief simulation intervention increasing basic science and clinical knowledge.
This study was a non-randomized study using historical controls to evaluate curricular change. The control group received lecture (n l=515) and the intervention group received lecture plus a simulation exercise (n l+s=1,066). Assessment included summative exam questions (n=4) that were scored as pass/fail (≥75%). USMLE-style assessment questions were identical for both cohorts. Descriptive statistics for variables are presented and odds of passage calculated using logistic regression. RESULTS: Undergraduate grade point ratio, MCAT-BS, MCAT-PS, age, attendance at an academic review program, and gender were significan...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 12, 2016 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: 27056564 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Resident dashboards: helping your clinical competency committee visualize trainees' key performance indicators.
CONCLUSIONS: The process of resident assessment is complex and should comprise both quantitative and qualitative data. The dashboard is a valuable tool for program leadership to use both when evaluating house staff on a semiannual basis at the CCC and to the resident in person. PMID: 27037226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 3, 2016 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: 26983936 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - March 19, 2016 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: 26987386 [PubMed - in process] (Sour...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 19, 2016 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: 26968254 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - March 13, 2016 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: 26945229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - March 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Examining rater and occasion influences in observational assessments obtained from within the clinical environment.
CONCLUSIONS: Although further research is needed, it is clear that case-specific factors do not explain the low correlation between ratings and that having one or two raters repeatedly rate a student on different occasions/cases is unlikely to yield a reliable mean score. This research suggests that it may be more efficient to have a preceptor rate a student just once. However, when multiple ratings from a single preceptor are available for a student, it is recommended that a mean of the preceptor's ratings be used to calculate the student's overall mean performance score. PMID: 26925540 [PubMed - as supplied by publis...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 2, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Should motivational interviewing training be mandatory for medical students?
Authors: Shemtob L PMID: 26925763 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - March 2, 2016 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: 26894586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 20, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research