Evaluation of TEAM dynamics before and after remote simulation training utilizing CERTAIN platform.
CONCLUSION: The assessment of team dynamics using long distance, virtual simulation training appears to be feasible and may result in improved team performance during simulated patient crises; however, language and video quality were the two largest barriers noted during the review process. PMID: 29912676 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Does the sequence of rotations in Multiple Mini Interview stations influence the candidates' performance?
We examined whether such differences influenced the candidates' overall performance in the MMI. A 32-item questionnaire was developed and administered to candidates for admission interviews at a medical school regarding their perceptions of the MMI. Candidates' interview scores were also obtained and were compared across groups who differed in the sequence of rotation of MMI stations. Candidates felt nervous when they encountered the first station, which did not differ regardless of which station was their first encounter. Candidates were neutral regarding whether their first station was more difficult than the others and ...
Source: Medical Education Online - June 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Exploring medical students' barriers to reporting mistreatment during clerkships: a qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Multiple complex factors deeply rooted in the culture of medicine, along with negative connotations associated with reporting, prevent students from reporting incidents of mistreatment. Further research is needed to establish interventions that will help identify mistreatment and change the underlying culture. PMID: 29848223 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The impact of an Emergency Medical Technician basic course prior to medical school on medical students.
This study examined the immediate outcomes produced by the month-long summer EMT course and the unplanned outcomes that students reported 1 year later. METHODS: Pre/postsurveys were collected on all 25 students who graduated from the EMT course offered before their first year. These survey data were analyzed using a paired-samples t test. A subset of students (N = 14) consented to taking a survey and be interviewed on the lasting impact of their EMT experience. Interviews were conducted 10 months after the 2016 cohort completed the EMT course and at 22 months for the 2015 cohort. They were audi...
Source: Medical Education Online - May 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Primary care physicians' perceptions of practice improvement as a professional responsibility: a cross-sectional study.
Authors: Stephenson CR, Wittich CM, Pacyna JE, Wynia MK, Hasan O, Tilburt JC Abstract Continuous quality improvement is a component of professionalism. Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a mechanism in the USA for physicians to keep current with medical knowledge and contribute to practice improvement. Little is known about primary care physicians' perceptions of the practice improvement (Part IV) components of MOC. We aimed to determine primary care physicians' perceptions of their professional responsibility to participate in Part IV MOC. This was a cross-sectional study of primary care physicians using the Am...
Source: Medical Education Online - May 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Sexual and gender minority health in medical curricula in new England: a pilot study of medical student comfort, competence and perception of curricula.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of self-reported comfort is greater than that of self-reported competence serving SGM patients in a convenience sample of New England allopathic medical students. The majority of participants reported insufficient curricular preparation to achieve the competencies necessary to care for SGM patients. This multi-institution pilot study provides preliminary evidence that further curriculum development may be needed to enable medical students to achieve core competencies in SGM health, as defined by AAMC. Further mixed methods research is necessary to substantiate and expand upon the findings of thi...
Source: Medical Education Online - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Addressing the growing opioid and heroin abuse epidemic: a call for medical school curricula.
This article proposes ways to include heroin and fentanyl education into medical school curricula and highlights the potential of simulation-based medical education to enable students to develop the skillset and emotional intelligence necessary to work with patients struggling with opioid and heroin addiction. This will result in future doctors who are better prepared to both prevent and recognize opioid and heroin addiction in patients, an important step in helping reduce the number of addicted patients and address the drug overdose epidemic. PMID: 29708863 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Knowledge maps: a tool for online assessment with automated feedback.
Authors: Ho VW, Harris PG, Kumar RK, Velan GM Abstract In higher education, most assessments or examinations comprise either multiple-choice items or open-ended questions such as modified essay questions (MEQs). Online concept and knowledge maps are potential tools for assessment, which might emphasize meaningful, integrated understanding of phenomena. We developed an online knowledge-mapping assessment tool, which provides automated feedback on student-submitted maps. We conducted a pilot study to investigate the potential utility of online knowledge mapping as a tool for automated assessment by comparing the scor...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A review of longitudinal clinical programs in US medical schools.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study identifies the scope and nature of LCPs in US medical schools. Understanding connections between educational structures and goals may guide program design and research investigations of educational processes and outcomes. PMID: 29542394 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - March 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A pilot study: a teaching electronic medical record for educating and assessing residents in the care of patients.
CONCLUSIONS: In this pilot project, using a novel educational tool, users' patient care performance scores improved with a high level of user satisfaction. These results identify a realistic and well-received way to supplement residents' training and assessment on core clinical care and patient management in the face of duty hour restrictions. PMID: 29506459 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - March 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A medical student perspective on sexual history-taking: doing it for the first time.
Authors: Gopalan V, Taneja S PMID: 29506461 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - March 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A student-initiated objective structured clinical examination as a sustainable cost-effective learning experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Examinees, examiners, and SPs all perceived the MOSCE to be a beneficial learning experience. We found the MOSCE to be a feasible and acceptable means of providing additional OSCE practice to students prior to higher-stakes evaluations. PMID: 29480155 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The challenges of implementing advanced access for residents in family medicine in Quebec. Do promising strategies exist?
CONCLUSIONS: To meet the challenges of implementing AA, decision-makers should consider exposing residents to AA during academic training and clinical internships, involving them in team work on arrival, engaging them as key actors in the implementation and in intra- and inter-professional collaborative models. PMID: 29464984 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Social support in the workplace for physicians in specialization training.
This study aimed to understand the perceptions of physicians in specialization training regarding social support communication in their workplace during their learning-through-service period. The study was conducted qualitatively by inductively analyzing the physicians' descriptions of workplace communication. The dataset included 120 essays, 60 each from hospitals and primary healthcare centres. Physicians in specialization training explained the need of social support with the responsibilities and demands of their clinical work and the inability to control and manage their workloads. They perceived that social support wo...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A systematic review of serious games in medical education: quality of evidence and pedagogical strategy.
DISCUSSION: Our aim was to put the pedagogical strategy into dialogue with the evidence on the effectiveness of the use of medical games. This makes sense since the practical use of games depends on the quality of the evidence about their effectiveness. Moreover, recognition of said pedagogical strategy would allow game developers to design more robust games which would greatly contribute to the learning process. PMID: 29457760 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Is it a match? a novel method of evaluating medical school success.
CONCLUSIONS: This study describes a novel outcomes-based method of evaluating the success of UME programs. Results provided useful feedback about the quality of our UME program and its ability to produce graduates who match in highly-regarded GME programs. The findings from this study can benefit Clerkship Directors, Student Affairs and Curriculam Deans, and residency PTDs as they help students determine their competitiveness forspecialties and specific residency programs. PMID: 29436292 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The influence of different curriculum designs on students' dropout rate: a case study.
This article describes our curriculum reform, which exposes our former and current curriculum designs as having had dissimilar dropout percentages. Furthermore, we aimed to explore the influence of different curriculum designs on students' dropout rates. The conclusion is that dropout variations may be explained not only because of the curriculum design itself, but also because of the power relationship changes between teachers and students that brought out the design change. Consequently, more research is needed to fully understand the political implications of different curriculum designs and their influence on dropout r...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A progressive three-phase innovation to medical education in the United States.
Authors: Pfeifer CM Abstract The practice of medicine has changed greatly over the past 100 years, yet the structure of undergraduate medical education has evolved very little. Many schools have modified their curricula to incorporate problem-based learning and organ systems-based curricula, but few schools have adequately addressed rising tuition costs. Undergraduate medical education has become cost-prohibitive for students interested in primary care. In the meanwhile, the concept of a separate dedicated intern year is outdated and mired in waste despite remaining a requirement for several hospital-based and...
Source: Medical Education Online - January 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The formation of a medical student research committee and its impact on involvement in departmental research.
Authors: Schexnayder S, Starring H, Fury M, Mora A, Leonardi C, Dasa V Abstract Over the past ten years, medical students have increased their research activity to be competitive for orthopaedic residency positions throughout the country. This increase may favor students at institutions with a strong history of research production and well-established research departments with supporting staff. To compete with these institutions, a Musculoskeletal Research Committee was developed at a southern academic institution to provide a mutually beneficial link between orthopaedic research faculty and medical students. This ...
Source: Medical Education Online - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Design for success: Identifying a process for transitioning to an intensive online course delivery model in health professions education.
Authors: McDonald PL, Harwood KJ, Butler JT, Schlumpf KS, Eschmann CW, Drago D Abstract Intensive courses (ICs), or accelerated courses, are gaining popularity in medical and health professions education, particularly as programs adopt e-learning models to negotiate challenges of flexibility, space, cost, and time. In 2014, the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership (CRL) at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences began the process of transitioning two online 15-week graduate programs to an IC model. Within a year, a third program also transitioned to this model. A literature...
Source: Medical Education Online - December 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical education and human trafficking: using simulation.
Authors: Stoklosa H, Lyman M, Bohnert C, Mittel O Abstract Healthcare providers have the potential to play a crucial role in human trafficking prevention, identification, and intervention. However, trafficked patients are often unidentified due to lack of education and preparation available to healthcare professionals at all levels of training and practice. To increase victim identification in healthcare settings, providers need to be educated about the issue of trafficking and its clinical presentations in an interactive format that maximizes learning and ultimately patient-centered outcomes. In 2014, University o...
Source: Medical Education Online - December 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 29173130 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - November 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

How to assess communication skills? Development of the rating scale ComOn Check.
Authors: Radziej K, Loechner J, Engerer C, Niglio de Figueiredo M, Freund J, Sattel H, Bachmann C, Berberat PO, Dinkel A, Wuensch A Abstract BACKGROUND: Good communication is a core competency for all physicians. Thus, medical students require adequate preparation in communication skills. For research purposes, as well as for evaluation in teaching, there is a clear need for reliable assessment tools. We analyzed the shortcomings of existing instruments and saw a need for a new rating scale. The aim of this publication is to describe the development process for, and evaluation of, a new rating scale. METHODS: F...
Source: Medical Education Online - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Roadmap for creating an accelerated three-year medical education program.
Authors: Leong SL, Cangiarella J, Fancher T, Dodson L, Grochowski C, Harnik V, Hustedde C, Jones B, Kelly C, Macerollo A, Reboli AC, Rosenfeld M, Rundell K, Thompson T, Whyte R, Pusic M Abstract Medical education is undergoing significant transformation. Many medical schools are moving away from the concept of seat time to competency-based education and introducing flexibility in the curriculum that allows individualization. In response to rising student debt and the anticipated physician shortage, 35% of US medical schools are considering the development of accelerated pathways. The roadmap described in this paper...
Source: Medical Education Online - November 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Incorporating the human touch: piloting a curriculum for patient-centered electronic health record use.
Authors: Lee WW, Alkureishi ML, Wroblewski KE, Farnan JM, Arora VM Abstract BACKGROUND: Integrating electronic health records (EHRs) into clinical care can prevent physicians from focusing on patients. Despite rapid EHR adoption, few curricula teach communication skills and best practices for patient-centered EHR use. OBJECTIVE: We piloted a 'Patient-centered EHR use' curriculum, consisting of a lecture and group-observed structured clinical examination (GOSCE) for second-year students (MS2s). DESIGN: During the lecture, students watched a trigger tape video, engaged in a reflective observation exercise, an...
Source: Medical Education Online - November 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Comparison between flipped classroom and lecture-based classroom in ophthalmology clerkship.
CONCLUSIONS: The flipped classroom approach shows promise in ophthalmology clerkship teaching. However, it has some drawbacks. Further evaluation and modifications are required before it can be widely accepted and implemented. Abbreviations FG: Flipped classroom group; TG: Traditional lecture-based classroom group; TBL: Team-based learning; PBL: Problem-based learning; ZOC: Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center. PMID: 29096591 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - November 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Revisiting the merits of a mandatory large group classroom learning format: an MD-MBA perspective.
Authors: Li SX, Pinto-Powell R Abstract The role of classroom learning in medical education is rapidly changing. To promote active learning and reduce student stress, medical schools have adopted policies such as pass/fail curriculums and recorded lectures. These policies along with the rising importance of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) exams have made asynchronous learning popular to the detriment of classroom learning. In contrast to this model, modern day business schools employ mandatory large group classes with assigned seating and cold-calling. Despite similar student demographics, m...
Source: Medical Education Online - October 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Prevalence, perceptions, and consequences of substance use in medical students.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that substance use among medical students in the US is ongoing and associated with consequences in various domains. There is a lack of familiarity regarding school substance-use policies. Although there has been some progress in characterizing medical student alcohol use, less is known about the factors surrounding medical students' use of other substances. Updated, comprehensive studies on the patterns of medical student substance use are needed if we are to make the necessary changes needed to effectively prevent substance-use disorders among medical students and support those who are in nee...
Source: Medical Education Online - October 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Identification of core objectives for teaching sustainable healthcare education.
CONCLUSIONS: This study proposes SHE objectives for the continuum of medical education. These objectives ensure the identity of the physician includes the requisite awareness and competence to care for patients who experience the impact of climate and environment on health and advocate for sustainability of the health systems in which they work. ABBREVIATIONS: CVI: Content validity index; SHE: Sustainable healthcare education. PMID: 29025363 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - October 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Night duty and decreased brain activity of medical residents: a wearable optical topography study.
CONCLUSIONS: Sleep deprivation and fatigue after night duty, caused a decrease in the activity of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of the residents, even with a relatively easy routine. This result implies that the brain activity of medical residents exposed to stress on night duty, although not substantially sleep-deprived, was impaired after the night duty, even though they apparently performed a simple medical technique appropriately. Reconsideration of the shift assignments of medical residents is strongly advised. ABBREVIATIONS: DLPFC: Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex; ESS: Epworth sleepiness scale; PSQI: Pi...
Source: Medical Education Online - September 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Creating a medical education enterprise: leveling the playing fields of medical education vs. medical science research within core missions.
CONCLUSIONS: B&D's organizational frames can be used to identify strategies for addressing the pressing need to promote and recognize clinician-educators' scholarship. We realize that our situation is unique in several respects, but this approach is flexible within an institution and transferable to any other institution and its medical education program. ABBREVIATIONS: B&D: Bolman and Deal; CRIS: Center for Research, Innovation, and Scholarship; OOR: Office of Research. PMID: 28927348 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Professionalism among multicultural medical students in the United Arab Emirates.
CONCLUSION: This is the first multi-center, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic study involving a large number of participants that addresses academic professionalism among medical students in the Middle East. Certainly, the paucity of data limits definitive conclusions about the best approach to prevent academic misconduct in the UAE medical schools. Yet, the results of our study are anticipated not only to benefit the UAE but also to find application in the Arab world, with similar medical school programs, values, culture and tradition. PMID: 28918704 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Cell phone-based online biochemistry and molecular biology medical education curriculum.
Authors: Zhang J, Cai Z, Zhao Z, Ji K PMID: 28901222 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - September 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical students' perception of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) discrimination in their learning environment and their self-reported comfort level for caring for LGBT patients: a survey study.
The objectives of this study were: (1) to assess if medical students have perceived discrimination in their learning environment and; (2) to determine self-reported comfort level for caring for LGBT patients. DESIGN: Medical students at the University of Ottawa (N = 671) were contacted via email and invited to complete a confidential web-based survey. RESULTS: Response rate was 15.4% (103/671). This included 66 cis-gender heterosexuals (64.1%) and 37 LGBT students (35.9%). Anti-LGBT discrimination had been witnessed by 14.6% and heterosexism by 31.1% of respondents. Anti-LGBT discrimination most often ori...
Source: Medical Education Online - August 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Research productivity of doctor of physical therapy faculty promoted in the southeastern United States.
CONCLUSION: While faculty unsuccessful in promotion were not identifiable using this method, this research can be used by faculty and committees to evaluate research productivity against regional data and promote competitive standards with peer institutions. ABBREVIATIONS: CAPTE: Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapist Education; DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy. PMID: 28835200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Association between proportion of US medical graduates and program characteristics in gastroenterology fellowships.
This study used a retrospective, cross-sectional design with data obtained from the American Medical Association. The proportion of US medical graduates in gastroenterology fellowships was used as an indicator of program competitiveness. Using both univariate and multivariate linear regression analyses, we analyzed the association between the proportion of medical graduates in each program and 27 program characteristics based on a significance level of 0.05. RESULTS: In total, 153 out of 171 gastroenterology fellowship programs satisfied the inclusion criteria. A multivariate analysis revealed that a higher proportion ...
Source: Medical Education Online - August 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Need for strategies to maximise student attainment at the clinical stage of training.
Authors: Bedir A, Golsharifi M, Aya H PMID: 28818027 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - August 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Innovation and entrepreneurship programs in US medical education: a landscape review and thematic analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: The landscape of medical school I&E programs is rapidly expanding to address newfound skills needed by physicians due to ongoing changes in healthcare, but programs remain relatively few and small compared to class size. This landscape analysis is the first review of I&E in medical education and may contribute to development of a formal educational framework or competency model for current or future programs. ABBREVIATIONS: AAMC: American Association of Medical Colleges; AMA: American Medical Association; I&E: Innovation and entrepreneurship. PMID: 28789602 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Me...
Source: Medical Education Online - August 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Do medical residents perform patient-centered medical home tasks? A mixed-methods study.
Authors: Block L, LaVine N, Verbsky J, Sagar A, Smith MA, Lane S, Conigliaro J, Chaudhry SA Abstract BACKGROUND: Increasingly, residents are being trained in Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) settings. A set of PCMH entrustable professional activities (EPAs) for residents has been defined but not evaluated in practice. OBJECTIVE: To understand whether residents trained at PCMH sites reported higher likelihood of engaging in PCMH tasks than those training in non-PCMH sites. DESIGN: Survey and nominal group data from post-graduate trainees at three residency programs. RESULTS: A total of 179 residents ...
Source: Medical Education Online - August 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The association of USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores with residency match specialty and location.
Authors: Gauer JL, Jackson JB Abstract BACKGROUND: For future physicians, residency programs offer necessary extended training in specific medical specialties. Medical schools benefit from an understanding of factors that lead their students to match into certain residency specialties. One such factor, often used during the residency application process, is scores on the USA Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores and students' residency specialty match, and the association between both USMLE scores and state of leg...
Source: Medical Education Online - August 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The value of quality feedback in formative OSCEs.
Authors: Ahmed A, Alwaheedy M, Choudhury A, Chowdhury SN, Khan M, Kunduzi B, Rahyead A PMID: 28718345 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Listening to the student voice to improve educational software.
In this study, the focus is on software that was designed to enable veterinary students to record their clinical skills. A pilot of the software clearly showed that the program had not been received as well as had been anticipated, and therefore the researchers used a group interview and a questionnaire with closed-ended and open-ended questions to obtain the students' feedback. The open-ended questions were analysed with conceptual content analysis, and themes were identified. Students made valuable suggestions about what they regarded as important considerations when a new software program is introduced. The most importa...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A novel approach to assess clinical competence of postgraduate year 1 surgery residents.
CONCLUSIONS: An irregular wound repair procedure could be an effective method to assess the integrative competence of surgery residents. The training for surgical thinking in the early stage of junior residents needs to be strengthened. The entire measurement process was more complex and time-consuming than expected. The possibility of measurement by simply counting the numbers of the key spots might be explored in the future. ABBREVIATIONS: ACS/APDS American College of Surgeons/Association of Program Directors in Surgery; GRS Global rating scale; LSD-T Least significant difference-test; OSATS Objective structured asse...
Source: Medical Education Online - July 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Meeting the demand of the future: a curriculum to stimulate interest in careers in primary care internal medicine.
CONCLUSIONS: A curriculum in Primary Care Internal Medicine can provide a framework to positively influence students' attitudes toward the importance of primary care, and potentially to influence career decisions to enter careers in Primary Care Internal Medicine. Ensuring that medical students receive excellent primary care for themselves can also positively influence attitudes toward primary care. PMID: 28670982 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - July 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Successful adaptation of a research methods course in South America.
CONCLUSIONS: A US-based curriculum can be successfully adapted in low-middle income countries. A research curriculum aids in achieving pre-determined milestones. ABBREVIATIONS: UCSG: Universidad Catolica Santiago de Guayaquil; UM: University of Miami. PMID: 28625111 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The gap between medical faculty's perceptions and use of e-learning resources.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study indicates a gap between medical faculty's positive perceptions of e-learning resources and their low use of such resources. Our findings highlight the needs for further study of individual and institutional barriers to faculty adoption of e-learning resources to bridge this gap. PMID: 28621242 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The effects of social concern goals on the value of learning and on the intentions of medical students to change their majors.
CONCLUSION: Providing context for enhancing medical students' social concern goals is necessary in a medical training curriculum, not only for the students' professional development but also for improving society. ABBREVIATIONS: GCT: Goal contents theory GPA: Grade point average KELS: Korea education longitudinal study SDLA: Self-directed learning abilities SDT: Self-determination theory. PMID: 28580860 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - June 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Ethics teaching in a medical education environment: preferences for diversity of learning and assessment methods.
Authors: AlMahmoud T, Hashim MJ, Elzubeir MA, Branicki F Abstract BACKGROUND: Ethics and professionalism are an integral part of medical school curricula; however, medical students' views on these topics have not been assessed in many countries. OBJECTIVE:  The study aimed to examine medical students' perceptions toward ethics and professionalism teaching, and its learning and assessment methods. DESIGN: A self-administered questionnaire eliciting views on professionalism and ethics education was distributed to a total of 128 final-year medical students. RESULTS: A total of 108 students completed t...
Source: Medical Education Online - June 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical students review of formative OSCE scores, checklists, and videos improves with student-faculty debriefing meetings.
Authors: Bernard AW, Ceccolini G, Feinn R, Rockfeld J, Rosenberg I, Thomas L, Cassese T Abstract BACKGROUND: Performance feedback is considered essential to clinical skills development. Formative objective structured clinical exams (F-OSCEs) often include immediate feedback by standardized patients. Students can also be provided access to performance metrics including scores, checklists, and video recordings after the F-OSCE to supplement this feedback. How often students choose to review this data and how review impacts future performance has not been documented. OBJECTIVE: We suspect student review of F-OSCE ...
Source: Medical Education Online - May 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Promoting student confidence in the OSCE process.
Authors: Bedir A, Choudhury A, Chowdhury SN PMID: 28521660 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - May 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research