Temporal changes in tolerance of uncertainty among medical students: insights from an exploratory study.
CONCLUSIONS: Tolerance of ambiguity - but not other types of uncertainty - decreases during medical school, suggesting that TU is a multidimensional, partially mutable state. Future studies should measure tolerance of different uncertainties and examine how TU might be improved. PMID: 26356230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 13, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

What is the reward? Medical students' learning and personal development during a research project course.
CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that individual research projects enhance research-specific skills and competencies needed in evidence-based clinical work and are beneficial for personal and professional development. PMID: 26344390 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 9, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Peer-led problem-based learning in interprofessional education of health professions students.
CONCLUSION: Based on this data we believe peer-teacher-led problem-based interprofessional seminars can be used to increase medical and pharmacy students' perceived need for professional cooperation. Currently, major barriers to interprofessional education involvement are awareness and time commitment. Undergraduate health professions education can incorporate student-led seminars to improve interprofessional education. PMID: 26344391 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 9, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

General practice: a medical student perspective.
Authors: Ramjeeawon N, Shah N, Singh B, Singagireson S PMID: 26341738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 7, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Thinking about thinking: changes in first-year medical students' metacognition and its relation to performance.
CONCLUSIONS: The improvement in students' metacognitive regulation and the moderate correlation between knowledge and regulation of metacognition with academic performance at the end of the academic year indicate the probable positive influence of the teaching and learning activities in the medical program. PMID: 26314338 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 1, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Does emotional intelligence predict breaking bad news skills in pediatric interns? A pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that first-year pediatric residents have inadequate skills in the delivery of bad news. In addition, our data suggest that higher EI alone is not sufficient to effectively deliver death news and more robust skill training is necessary for residents to gain competence and acquire mastery in this important communication domain. PMID: 26286897 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 20, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Tackling student neurophobia in neurosciences block with team-based learning.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that implementing TBL strategy increased students' responsibility for their own learning and helped the students in bridging the gap in their cognitive knowledge to tackle 'neurophobia' in a difficult neurosciences block evidenced by their improved performance in the summative assessment. PMID: 26232115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 2, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Development of global health education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: a student-driven initiative.
Authors: Moran D, Edwardson J, Cuneo CN, Tackett S, Aluri J, Kironji A, Cox J, Carroll B, Lie E, Fofana M, Bollinger RC, Ziegelstein RC, Chen CC Abstract Global health is increasingly present in the formal educational curricula of medical schools across North America. In 2008, students at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM) perceived a lack of structured global health education in the existing curriculum and began working with the administration to enhance global health learning opportunities, particularly in resource-poor settings. Key events in the development of global health education have incl...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 31, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Stress and burnout among critical care fellows: preliminary evaluation of an educational intervention.
CONCLUSIONS: In comparison with the new and transitioning trainees, burnout was highest among graduating critical care fellows. Although no significant improvements were found in first-year fellows' burnout scores following the single, 90-min training intervention, participants felt the training did provide them with tools to apply during stressful situations. PMID: 26208706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 26, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Tools to investigate how interprofessional education activities link to competencies.
Authors: West C, Veronin M, Landry K, Kurz T, Watzak B, Quiram B, Graham L Abstract Integrating interprofessional education (IPE) activities and curricular components in health professions education has been emphasized recently by the inclusion of accreditation standards across disciplines. The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) established IPE competencies in 2009, but evaluating how activities link to competencies has not been investigated in depth. The purpose of this project is to investigate how well two IPE activities align with IPEC competencies. To evaluate how our IPE activities met IPEC comp...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 26, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

What's on YOUR Facebook profile? Evaluation of an educational intervention to promote appropriate use of privacy settings by medical students on social networking sites.
CONCLUSIONS: A small but significant proportion of students share potentially unprofessional content on social media. An interactive educational intervention, which includes specific disclosure of how participants appear to others on social media, resulted in a significant change in student behavior. PMID: 26198434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 24, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Sleep disturbances predict prospective declines in resident physicians' psychological well-being.
CONCLUSIONS: Sleep quality exerts a significant effect on self-reported resident wellness. Periodic evaluation of sleep quality may alert program leadership and the residents themselves to impending decreases in psychological well-being. PMID: 26202848 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 24, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The oral case presentation: toward a performance-based rhetorical model for teaching and learning.
Authors: Chan MY Abstract The oral case presentation is an important communicative activity in the teaching and assessment of students. Despite its importance, not much attention has been paid to providing support for teachers to teach this difficult task to medical students who are novices to this form of communication. As a formalized piece of talk that takes a regularized form and used for a specific communicative goal, the case presentation is regarded as a rhetorical activity and awareness of its rhetorical and linguistic characteristics should be given due consideration in teaching. This paper reviews practit...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 22, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Assessing medical student empathy in a family medicine clinical test: validity of the CARE measure.
Authors: Chen JY, Chin WY, Fung CS, Wong CK, Tsang JP Abstract INTRODUCTION: The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) measure developed and validated in primary care settings and used for general practitioner appraisal is a 10-item instrument used by patients to assess doctors' empathy. The aim of this study is to investigate the validity of the CARE measure in assessing medical students' empathy during a formative family medicine clinical test. METHOD: All 158 final-year medical students were assessed by trained simulated patients (SPs) - who completed the CARE measure, the Jefferson Scale of Patient Per...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 12, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Impact of tailored feedback in assessment of communication skills for medical students.
This study aims at exploring the usefulness and effectiveness of having additional feedback using qualitative analysis in assessment of communication skills in undergraduate medical training. We also determined the possibilities of using qualitative analysis in developing tailored strategies for improvement in communication skills training. METHODS: This study was carried out on medical students (n=87) undergoing their final year clinical performance examination on communication skills using standardized patient by video-recording and transcribing their performances. Video-recordings of 26 students were randomly select...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 12, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Understanding the challenges to facilitating active learning in the resident conferences: a qualitative study of internal medicine faculty and resident perspectives.
CONCLUSION: This study highlights several challenges to facilitating active learning in resident conferences and provides insights for residency faculty who seek to transform the conference learning environment within their residency program. PMID: 26160805 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 12, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Near peer teaching in medical curricula: integrating student teachers in pathology tutorials.
This study examines NPTs as pathology tutors alongside more traditional teachers (e.g., consultants and registrars) to explore their acceptability, effectiveness, and years of 'distance' between tutors and tutees. METHOD: In total, 240 first- and second-year undergraduate medical students were taught set material in a pathology tutorial setting by NPTs (fourth-year medical students), registrars, or consultants. Learners were then asked to provide feedback using a 15-item, Likert-type scale. RESULTS: On 11 of the 15 items, there were no significant differences in students' median ratings. However, NPTs were perceive...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 4, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Does academic assessment system type affect levels of academic stress in medical students? A cross-sectional study from Pakistan.
Authors: Ali M, Asim H, Edhi AI, Hashmi MD, Khan MS, Naz F, Qaiser KN, Qureshi SM, Zahid MF, Jehan I Abstract INTRODUCTION: Stress among medical students induced by academic pressures is on the rise among the student population in Pakistan and other parts of the world. Our study examined the relationship between two different systems employed to assess academic performance and the levels of stress among students at two different medical schools in Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: A sample consisting of 387 medical students enrolled in pre-clinical years was taken from two universities, one employing the semester exa...
Source: Medical Education Online - June 27, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The relationships among self-care, dispositional mindfulness, and psychological distress in medical students.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study points to the potential of self-care and mindfulness to decrease medical student distress and enhance well-being. PMID: 26112354 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 27, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Participation in college laboratory research apprenticeships among students considering careers in medicine.
CONCLUSIONS: About one-third of all PMQ respondents had participated in CLRAs prior to taking the MCAT, and such participation was one of the several variables identified that were independently associated with medical-school acceptance. PMID: 26109082 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 26, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The impact of exposure to shift-based schedules on medical students.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that shift-based schedules designed in response to duty-hour reform may have important broader implications for the teaching environment. PMID: 26095587 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 23, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Supporting the minority physician pipeline: providing global health experiences to undergraduate students in the United States-Mexico border region.
This article describes the Health Frontiers in Tijuana Undergraduate Internship Program (HFiT-UIP), a new quarterly undergraduate internship program based at a US-Mexico binational student-run free clinic and sponsored by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico. The HFiT-UIP provides learning opportunities for students and underrepresented minorities interested in medical careers, specifically Latino health. DISCUSSION: The HFiT-UIP might serve as a model for other educational partnerships across the US-Mexico border region and...
Source: Medical Education Online - June 20, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The learning environment in the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship: an exploratory study of students' perceptions before and after the clerkship.
Authors: Baecher-Lind LE, Chang K, Blanco MA Abstract For reasons that remain not entirely clear, Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) clerkships often exhibit comparatively higher rates of medical student mistreatment. To explore perceptions of our local learning environment, focus groups were held with students yet to start (pre-students) and students having completed (post-students) their Ob/Gyn clerkship. Topics of discussion included learning expectations and experiences, perceptions of mistreatment, and suggestions for improving the learning environment and student treatment. Using a naturalistic approach, we c...
Source: Medical Education Online - June 19, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Survey of the incidence and effect of major life events on graduate medical education trainees.
CONCLUSION: Major life events are very common and changed career plans in nearly a third of GME trainees. Furthermore, many trainees consciously avoided activities due to their responsibilities during training. GME training programs should closely assess the institutional support systems available to trainees during this difficult time. PMID: 26070948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 14, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Enhancing pediatric residents' scholar role: the development of a Scholarly Activity Guidance and Evaluation program.
CONCLUSIONS: By providing residents with this supportive environment, we hope to influence their academic career paths, increase their research productivity, promote evidence-based practice, and ultimately, positively impact health outcomes. PMID: 26059213 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 12, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A study to enhance medical students' professional decision-making, using teaching interventions on common medications.
CONCLUSION: Short teaching interventions in pharmacology did not lead to sustained improvements in their critical thinking skills in enhancing professional practice. It appears that students require earlier and more frequent exposure to these skills in their medical training. PMID: 26051556 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 9, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Peer-assisted teaching of basic surgical skills.
Authors: Preece R, Dickinson EC, Sherif M, Ibrahim Y, Ninan AS, Aildasani L, Ahmed S, Smith P Abstract BACKGROUND: Basic surgical skills training is rarely emphasised in undergraduate medical curricula. However, the provision of skills tutorials requires significant commitment from time-constrained surgical faculty. PURPOSE: We aimed to determine how a peer-assisted suturing workshop could enhance surgical skills competency among medical students and enthuse them towards a career in surgery. METHODS: Senior student tutors delivered two suturing workshops to second- and third- year medical students. Suturing...
Source: Medical Education Online - June 6, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The use of smartphones by junior doctors.
Authors: Ah-Kee EY, Khan AA PMID: 26041121 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 5, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Using peer-assisted learning to teach and evaluate residents' musculoskeletal skills.
In conclusion, an educational module that utilizes the OSCE format holds much promise for teaching MSK skills to both intern and senior residents. PMID: 26028495 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 2, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Adapting the McMaster-Ottawa scale and developing behavioral anchors for assessing performance in an interprofessional Team Observed Structured Clinical Encounter.
CONCLUSION: The TOSCE can be administered as an evaluation method for interprofessional teams. However, faculty demonstrate a 'leniency error' in rating students, even with prior training using behavioral anchors. To improve consistency, we recommend two trained faculty raters per station. PMID: 26004993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - May 26, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Elective courses for medical students during the preclinical curriculum: a systematic review and evaluation.
CONCLUSIONS: Preclinical medical student electives are prevalent at medical schools across the United States and have a significant impact on medical student education. PMID: 25968131 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - May 15, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a quality improvement curriculum for medical students.
This study was an observational study that involved a self-assessment and post-test Quality Improvement Knowledge Application Tool (QIKAT) for intervention and control students. A QI curriculum consisting of online modules, live discussions, independent readings and reflective writing, and participation in a mentored QI project was offered to fourth-year medical students completing an honor's elective (intervention group). Senior medical students who received the standard QI curriculum only were recruited as controls. RESULTS: A total of 22 intervention students and 12 control students completed the self-assessment and...
Source: Medical Education Online - May 12, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Autonomy support for autonomous motivation in medical education.
CONCLUSION: Autonomy support in medical education can enhance autonomous motivation of students for medical study and practice and make them autonomy-supportive in their future medical practice and teaching. PMID: 25953033 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - May 9, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Progress testing 2.0: clinical skills meets necessary science.
Authors: Gold J, DeMuth R, Mavis B, Wagner D Abstract INTRODUCTION: Progress testing has been widely used in medical schools to test scientific knowledge but has not been reported for assessing clinical skills. DEVELOPMENT: We designed a novel progress examination that included assessments of both clinical performance and underlying basic and social science knowledge. This Progress Clinical Skills Examination (PCSE) was given to 21 early medical students at the beginning and end of a 6-week pilot test of a new medical school curriculum. IMPLEMENTATION: This examination was feasible for early students, easy ...
Source: Medical Education Online - May 9, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Telephone calls to patients after discharge from the hospital: an important part of transitions of care.
CONCLUSIONS: The post-discharge telephone call, one element of PCC, was associated with higher CTM-3 scores - which, in turn, have been shown to lessen patients' risk of emergency department visits within 30 days of discharge. PMID: 25933623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - May 3, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

What are the implications of implementation science for medical education?
CONCLUSIONS: Utilizing IS in medical education can help us better achieve changes in competence, performance, and patient outcomes. IS should be incorporated into curricula across disciplines and across the continuum of medical education to facilitate implementation of learning. Educators should start by selecting, applying, and evaluating the teaching and patient care impact one or two IS strategies in their work. PMID: 25911282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 26, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Health disparities and underserved populations: a potential solution, medical school partnerships with free clinics to improve curriculum.
Authors: VanderWielen LM, Vanderbilt AA, Crossman SH, Mayer SD, Enurah AS, Gordon SS, Bradner MK Abstract Health-care educators share the social responsibility to teach medical students about social determinants of health and health-care disparities and subsequently to encourage medical students to pursue residencies in primary care and medical practice in underserved communities. Free clinics provide care to underserved communities, yet collaborative partnerships with such organizations remain largely untapped by medical schools. Free clinics and medical schools in 10 US states demonstrate that such partnerships a...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 26, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The educational value of ward rounds for junior trainees.
Authors: Laskaratos FM, Wallace D, Gkotsi D, Burns A, Epstein O Abstract The ward round (WR) is a complex task and medical teachers are often faced with the challenge of finding a balance between service provision and clinical development of learners. The educational value of WRs is an under-researched area. This short communication aims to evaluate the educational role of WRs for junior trainees and provides insight into current practices. It also identifies obstacles to effective teaching/training in this setting and provides suggestions for improving the quality of WR teaching. PMID: 25907002 [PubMed - in p...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 26, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Brazilian medical students' perceptions of expert versus non-expert facilitators in a (non) problem-based learning environment.
CONCLUSION: According to Brazilian medical students, subject-matter expertise among PBL facilitators is essential to the learning process. We believe this widespread perception is due, in large part, to the relative lack of prior educational exposure to such pedagogies. PMID: 25881638 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 18, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Investing in future pediatric subspecialists: a fellowship curriculum that prepares for the transition to academic careers.
CONCLUSION: The authors relate the success and effectiveness of the curriculum to principles of adult learning, and share lessons learned, including the importance of buy-in from junior and senior fellows and faculty, collaboration, and designating the time to teach and learn. PMID: 25861876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 12, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical student web-based formative assessment tool for renal pathology.
CONCLUSIONS: Our new computer-assisted learning tool is popular, and although its use can predict the final exam outcome, it does not provide strong evidence for direct improvement in academic performance. Students who chose to use quizzes did well on all aspects of the final exam and most commonly used quizzes to practice for final exam. Our efforts to revitalize the course material and promote learning by adding interactive online formative assessments improved students' learning experience overall. PMID: 25833824 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 3, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Mentoring in general surgery in Switzerland.
Authors: Kaderli RM, Klasen JM, Businger AP Abstract BACKGROUND: Mentorship has been found as a key factor for a successful and satisfying career in academic medicine and surgery. The present study was conducted to describe the current situation of mentoring in the surgical community in Switzerland and to evaluate sex differences regarding the impact of mentoring on career success and professional satisfaction. METHODS: The study was designed as an anonymous national survey to all members of the Swiss Surgical Society in 2011 (820 ordinary and 49 junior members). It was a 25-item questionnaire addressing mentor...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 3, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The relationship between academic performance and recreation use among first-year medical students.
This study investigates the reciprocal role of recreation use and academic performance among first-year medical students. METHODS: We combined retrospective administrative data from four cohorts of first-year medical students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2006 to 2010 (n=408). We estimated regression models to clarify the role of changes in recreation use before examinations on changes in academic performance, and vice versa. RESULTS: The use of recreation facilities by first-year medical students was highly skewed. We found that changes in recreation use before an exam were positively asso...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 1, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Turkish students' perceptions of professionalism at the beginning and at the end of medical education: a cross-sectional qualitative study.
Conclusions: The formal and hidden programs determine the quality and efficacy of the professional education together. Attempts to restructure medical education must recognize the reciprocal dynamics between these two components and, thus, should carefully work out the practical aspect of the educational processes. PMID: 25795382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - March 22, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Discerning applicants' interests in rural medicine: a textual analysis of admission essays.
Conclusions: That applicants' rural values in admission essays were not related to interviewers' overall acceptability ratings indicates that other factors played a role in the interviewers' assessments of applicants' acceptability for admission. PMID: 25795383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - March 22, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Students' performance in the different clinical skills assessed in OSCE: what does it reveal?
Authors: Sim JH, Abdul Aziz YF, Mansor A, Vijayananthan A, Foong CC, Vadivelu J Abstract INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare students' performance in the different clinical skills (CSs) assessed in the objective structured clinical examination. METHODS: Data for this study were obtained from final year medical students' exit examination (n=185). Retrospective analysis of data was conducted using SPSS. Means for the six CSs assessed across the 16 stations were computed and compared. RESULTS: Means for history taking, physical examination, communication skills, clinical reasoning skills (CR...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 25, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The expansion of 8-year medical training programs in China: a status report.
This article highlights the current status and anticipated future of these emerging 8-year medical training programs in modern-day China. PMID: 25661499 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Exploratory study of the characteristics of feedback in the reflective dialogue group given to medical students in a clinical clerkship.
CONCLUSION: Through structured narrative reflective writing combined with pluralistic group discussion with a tutor and peers, the medical students had time to think deeply and broadly about psychosocial issues among patients and their family members. Facilitative feedback providing new knowledge, deeper discussion, and exploring new ways of action planning for psychosocial issues was recommended to promote students' reflective capacity. PMID: 25661500 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The planning of a national breastfeeding educational intervention for medical residents.
CONCLUSIONS: This systematic process has provided an opportunity to create a national breastfeeding educational intervention for medical residents. It has fostered collaboration between experts and knowledge users, with the goal of impacting breastfeeding rates and duration of women, which will lead to improved maternal and child outcomes. PMID: 25656982 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 8, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Perceptions of gender-based discrimination during surgical training and practice.
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of responses indicated perceived gender-based discrimination during medical school, residency, and practice. Gender-based discrimination comes from both sexes and has a significant impact on women surgeons. PMID: 25652117 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 7, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research