Including lifestyle medicine in undergraduate medical curricula.
CONCLUSION: This initiative is expected to have important public health implications by efficiently promoting the prevention and treatment of non-communicable chronic disease with a scalable and sustainable model to educate physicians in training and practice. PMID: 25652118 [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

Extended score interval in the assessment of basic surgical skills.
DISCUSSION: A clear ceiling effect of scores was demonstrated in the current assessment form, questioning its validity. The proposed score sheet provides more accurate scores and seems to be a better feedback instrument for learning technical surgical skills in the Basic Surgical Skills course. PMID: 25636607 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 2, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The development of a TED-Ed online resident research training program.
Discussion: This highly accessible, context-specific, and inexpensive online program model may be of interest and benefit to other residency programs as a means to enhance residents' scholarly roles. A formal evaluation of the research training program is now underway. PMID: 25526717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - December 21, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Improving the learning of clinical reasoning through computer-based cognitive representation.
Conclusions: The computer-based cognitive representation approach improved the learning of clinical reasoning in both problem solving and knowledge construction. PMID: 25518871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - December 20, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Emergency medicine resident crisis resource management ability: a simulation-based longitudinal study.
Conclusions: In summary, CRM skills are progressive abilities, and simulation is a useful modality for tracking their development. Modification of this tool may be needed to assess advanced learners' gains in performance. PMID: 25499769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - December 18, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Re-demonstration without remediation - a missed opportunity? A national survey of internal medicine clerkship directors.
Conclusions: Most schools required passing clinical evaluations and NBME subject exam components to pass the medicine clerkship, but there was variability in other requirements. Most schools allowed students to simply re-take the component for a first-time failure. This study raises the question of whether true remediation is being undertaken before students are asked to re-demonstrate competence in a failed area of the clerkship to be ready for the subinternship level. PMID: 25500150 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - December 18, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Diversity in medical education: the Indian Paradox.
Authors: Ghosh SK, Biswas S PMID: 25500151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - December 18, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The experiences of underrepresented minority faculty in schools of medicine.
CONCLUSIONS: Strong support from leaders, mentors, and peers to nurture and protect faculty of color in schools of medicine is needed to counteract the negative effects of racism and to promote the positive effects this group has on diversity and excellence in medical education. Specific strategies for survival and success are described. PMID: 25472784 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - December 5, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Impact on house staff evaluation scores when changing from a Dreyfus- to a Milestone-based evaluation model: one internal medicine residency program's findings.
CONCLUSIONS: For faculty trained in both models of assessment, the Milestone-based model had greater discriminatory ability as evidenced by the larger separation in the scores for all the classes, in particular the PGY-1 class. PMID: 25425408 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - December 2, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Challenges of medical student underperformance.
Authors: Dewji R, Gnanappiragasam D, Dewji A PMID: 25425409 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - December 2, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Workplace learning through peer groups in medical school clerkships.
CONCLUSIONS: Students achieve many aspects of workplace learning in clerkships through formal or informal workplace-based peer groups. In these groups, peers provide accessible, real-time, and relevant resources to help each other navigate transitions, clarify roles and tasks, manage interpersonal challenges, and decrease isolation. Medical schools can support effective workplace learning for medical students by incorporating continuity with peers in the main clinical clerkship year. PMID: 25427851 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - December 2, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Preparing medical students for obstetrics and gynecology milestone level one: a description of a pilot curriculum.
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study demonstrates a practical approach for preparing fourth-year medical students for the expectations of Milestones Level One in obstetrics and gynecology. This curriculum can serve as a framework as medical schools and specific specialties work to meet the first steps of the ACGME's Next Accreditation System. PMID: 25430640 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - December 2, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research