When less is more: validating a brief scale to rate interprofessional team competencies.
CONCLUSION: The four-item Modified McMaster-Ottawa scale for assessing individual performance in interprofessional teams retains the generalizability and validity of the seven-item scale. Observation of students in teams interacting with two different patients provides reasonably reliable ratings for giving feedback. The four-item scale has potential for assessing individual student skills and the impact of IPE curricula in clinical practice settings. ABBREVIATIONS: IPE: Interprofessional education; SP: Standardized patient; TOSCE: Team objective structured clinical encounter. PMID: 28475438 [PubMed - in process] (...
Source: Medical Education Online - May 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Addressing the healthcare needs of older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender patients in medical school curricula: a call to action.
This article addresses some of the unique healthcare needs of the aging LGBT population with an emphasis on social concerns and healthcare disparities. It provides additional curricular recommendations to aid in the progressive augmentation of medical school curricula. ABBREVIATIONS: Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); LGBT: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender. PMID: 28468575 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - May 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical student resilience and stressful clinical events during clinical training.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinical medical student resilience was lower than in the general population but higher in MS4s and students reporting no burnout. Students had some insight into their resilience and most thought resilience training would be helpful. Students discussed difficult clinical events most often with peers. More curricula promoting medical student resilience are needed. PMID: 28460570 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - May 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Using Objective Structured Teaching Encounters (OSTEs) to prepare chief residents to be emotionally intelligent leaders.
CONCLUSION: The low mean pre-session EI score achieved by our participants supports the idea that CRs enter their new roles with a level of EI that can be enhanced. CRs had an overall positive reaction to EI and its application to the core skills addressed in the program, highlighting the fact that similar programs could be used to train early career physicians to be more skilled and comfortable with leading, managing and mentoring. ABBREVIATIONS: CR: Chief resident; EI: Emotional intelligence; GME: Graduate medical education; OSTE: Objective structured teaching encounter. PMID: 28460596 [PubMed - in process] (Sour...
Source: Medical Education Online - May 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The relevance and role of homestays in medical education: a scoping study.
CONCLUSIONS: Homestays offer a unique depth of experience that has the potential to enrich the education of participating students, and require further research, particularly in the context of distributed and decentralised training platforms for medical and health sciences students. Future studies should explore the potential for homestays as a pedagogical component of community-based medical curriculum. ABBREVIATIONS: CBME: Community-based medical education. PMID: 28460606 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - May 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The use of social media to supplement resident medical education - the SMART-ME initiative.
Authors: Galiatsatos P, Porto-Carreiro F, Hayashi J, Zakaria S, Christmas C Abstract Background Residents work at variable times and are often unable to attend all scheduled educational sessions. Therefore, new asynchronistic approaches to learning are essential in ensuring exposure to a comprehensive education. Social media tools may be especially useful, because they are accessed at times convenient for the learner. Objective Assess if the use of Twitter for medical education impacts the attitude and behavior of residents toward using social media for medical education. Design Preintervention and postintervention...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A nomogram to predict the probability of passing the American Board of Internal Medicine examination.
CONCLUSIONS: A simple user-friendly predictive tool, based on readily available data, was developed to predict the probability of passing the ABIM exam for internal medicine residents. This may guide program directors' decision-making related to program curriculum and advice given to individual residents regarding board preparation. PMID: 28440117 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Direct short-term effects of EBP teaching: change in knowledge, not in attitude; a cross-cultural comparison among students from European and Asian medical schools.
We report about the direct short-term effects of a Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-based Medicine (CE-EBM) module on the knowledge, attitude, and behavior of students in the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), Universitas Indonesia (UI), and University of Malaya (UM). METHODS: We used an adapted version of a 26-item validated questionnaire, including four subscales: knowledge, attitude, behavior, and future use of evidence-based practice (EBP). The four components were compared among the students in the three medical schools before the module using one-way ANOVA. At the end of the module, we measured only know...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Improving recruitment into psychiatry: teaching strategies to enhance undergraduate interest.
Authors: Marimuttu V, Chandwani N PMID: 28440119 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Characteristics of mentoring relationships formed by medical students and faculty.
Authors: Dimitriadis K, von der Borch P, Störmann S, Meinel FG, Moder S, Reincke M, Fischer MR Abstract BACKGROUND: Little is known about the characteristics of mentoring relationships formed between faculty and medical students. Individual mentoring relationships of clinical medical students at Munich Medical School were characterized quantitatively and qualitatively. METHODS: All students signing up for the mentoring program responded to a questionnaire on their expectations (n = 534). Mentees were asked to give feedback after each of their one-on-one meetings (n = 203). A detailed analysis of the overal...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Developing interprofessional health competencies in a virtual world.
CONCLUSIONS: We present a series of recommendations for developing virtual world simulations for interprofessional health education. These recommendations are based on the four-dimensional framework and are also informed by our experience with the pilot projects. PMID: 28440121 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Developing medical educators - a mixed method evaluation of a teaching education program.
Authors: Roos M, Kadmon M, Kirschfink M, Koch E, Jünger J, Strittmatter-Haubold V, Steiner T Abstract Background It is well accepted that medical faculty teaching staff require an understanding of educational theory and pedagogical methods for effective medical teaching. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a 5-day teaching education program. Methods An open prospective interventional study using quantitative and qualitative instruments was performed, covering all four levels of the Kirkpatrick model: Evaluation of 1) 'Reaction' on a professional and emotional level using standardized...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Exploring first grade medical students' professional identity using metaphors: implications for medical curricula.
Conclusions While subject to some limitations, the use of metaphors to formulate and describe professional identities can be helpful in reflecting the personal beliefs and values of matriculants to medical school, as well as providing some guidance and feedback to curriculum development efforts. PMID: 28440129 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Comprehensive Healthcare module: medical and pharmacy students' shared learning experiences.
This study aims to explore their shared learning experiences within this module. Methodology During this module, medical and pharmacy students conducted visits to patients' homes and to related community-based organisations in small groups. They were required to write a reflective journal on their experiences regarding working with other professions as part of their module assessment. Highly scored reflective journals written by students from the 2011/2012 academic session were selected for analysis. Their shared learning experiences were identified via thematic analysis. We also analysed students' feedback regarding the m...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Behaviour and burnout in medical students.
Conclusions Burnout is present in undergraduate medical students in the United Kingdom, and health behaviours, particularly physical activity, predict components of burnout. Gender, year of study, and institution also appear to influence the prevalence of burnout. Encouraging medical students to make healthier lifestyle choices early in their medical training may reduce the likelihood of the development of burnout. PMID: 28440131 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical student debt and major life choices other than specialty.
Conclusions Medical student debt and particularly debt relative to peers at the same institution appears to influence the way that students approach major life choices like when to start a family, when to buy a home, and what specialty to choose. Future research should take into account cost of attendance when looking for the impact of medical student debt on major life choices. PMID: 28440132 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical professionalism: an experimental look at physicians' Facebook profiles.
Authors: Clyde JW, Rodríguez MMD, Geiser C Abstract Background Use of social networking services (SNS) is on the rise. While many users sign in for personal purposes, it is not uncommon for professionals to connect over SNSs with clients, students, and patients. Methods The present study used an experimental approach to examine how medical doctors' SNS profiles impacted potential patients' impressions of professionalism. Participants (N=250 students) were randomly assigned to view one of six Facebook profiles. Profiles were populated with 1) solely professional material, 2) personal material that was strictl...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 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: 28440134 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Resident and attending physician perception of maladaptive response to stress in residents.
Authors: Riesenberg LA, Berg K, Berg D, Morgan CJ, Davis J, Davis R, Schaeffer A, Hargraves R, Little BW Abstract Background Residency stress has been shown to interfere with resident well-being and patient safety. We developed a survey research study designed to explore factors that may affect perception of a maladaptive response to stress. Methods A 16-item survey with 12 Likert-type perception items was designed to determine how often respondents agreed or disagreed with statements regarding the resident on the trigger tape. A total of 438 respondents from multiple institutions completed surveys. Results Attendi...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Meeting the global need for physician-scientists: a Middle Eastern imperative.
Authors: Anwer LA, Anwer AN, Mahmood M, Abu-Zaid A, Shareef MA PMID: 28440136 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Transparency in medical error disclosure: the need for formal teaching in undergraduate medical education curriculum.
Authors: Anwer LA, Abu-Zaid A PMID: 28440137 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

An observation tool for instructor and student behaviors to measure in-class learner engagement: a validation study.
Conclusions This study provides some evidence for validity of the IEM scores as a measure of student engagement in different class types. PMID: 28440138 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

How does the quality of life and the underlying biochemical indicators correlate with the performance in academic examinations in a group of medical students of Sri Lanka?
Authors: Hettiarachchi M, Lakmal Fonseka C, Gunasekara P, Jayasinghe P, Maduranga D Abstract Background Individual variation of examination performance depends on many modifiable and non-modifiable factors, including pre-examination anxiety. Medical students' quality of life (QoL) and certain biochemical changes occurring while they are preparing for examinations has not been explored. Purpose We hypothesize that these parameters would determine the examination performance among medical students. Methods Fourth-year medical students (n=78) from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, were invited. Their pre- and post-...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Development of a medical academic degree system in China.
Conclusion The future education reforms might include: 1) a domestic system of 'credits' that gives weight to quality clinical experience vs. academic publications in career advancement, enhanced harmonisation between the competing streams of the professional degree and the RTP, and promotion of mobility of staff between areas of excellence and areas of need; 2) International - a mutual professional and academic recognition between China and other countries by reference to the Bologna Accord, setting up a system of easily comparable and well-understood medical degrees. PMID: 28440140 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

From traditional to modern: easing students transition to problem-based learning.
Authors: Mughal F, Parsloe A, Stores R, Clark J, Ryan A, Lee H, Barton C PMID: 28440141 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Teaching patient-centered communication skills: a telephone follow-up curriculum for medical students.
Conclusion A patient-centered communication curriculum can improve student knowledge and skills. While some intervention students perceived that they made too many calls, our data suggest that more calls, an increased sense of patient ownership, and role modeling by clerkship faculty may ensure incorporation and application of skills. PMID: 28440142 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the Postgraduate Hospital Educational Environment Measure in an Iranian hospital setting.
Conclusion The Persian version of the PHEEM appears to be a reliable and potentially valid instrument for use in Iranian medical schools and may find favor in evaluating the educational environments of residency programs nationwide. PMID: 28440143 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

New web-based applications for mechanistic case diagramming.
Authors: Dee FR, Haugen TH, Kreiter CD Abstract The goal of mechanistic case diagraming (MCD) is to provide students with more in-depth understanding of cause and effect relationships and basic mechanistic pathways in medicine. This will enable them to better explain how observed clinical findings develop from preceding pathogenic and pathophysiological events. The pedagogic function of MCD is in relating risk factors, disease entities and morphology, signs and symptoms, and test and procedure findings in a specific case scenario with etiologic pathogenic and pathophysiological sequences within a flow diagram. In t...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical students as EMTs: skill building, confidence and professional formation.
Authors: Kwiatkowski T, Rennie W, Fornari A, Akbar S Abstract Objective The first course of the medical curriculum at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, From the Person to the Professional: Challenges, Privileges and Responsibilities, provides an innovative early clinical immersion. The course content specific to the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum was developed using the New York State Emergency Medical Technician curriculum. Students gain early legitimate clinical experience and practice clinical skills as team members in the pre-hospital environment. We hypothesized this novel curricul...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Challenges of medical student underperformance.
Authors: Dewji R, Gnanappiragasam D, Dewji A PMID: 28440146 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 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: 28440147 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of the evidence-based medicine program in surgery: a spiral approach.
Conclusions The EBM program was evaluated as 'adequate'. EBM courses should be included in the entire curriculum in an integrated manner. The students understand the main philosophy of EBM in the clinical year when involved in its practical application with actual patients. PMID: 28440148 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Should students still fear social media? Conveying an online personality can enrich the doctor-patient relationship.
Authors: Mehta NV, Shamdas M, Arnold TJ PMID: 28440149 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 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: 28440150 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Near-peer teaching (NPT): the importance of process evaluation.
Authors: Reyes CG, Elizondo-Omaña RE, de la Garza O, Guzmán S PMID: 28440151 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Effectiveness of emergency medicine in longitudinal integrated clerkships.
Conclusions EM can be well integrated into a third-year longitudinal curriculum. The undifferentiated patient work-up helps students develop critical skills in assessment and management. The lack of continuity did not interfere with the integrated longitudinal curriculum, instead the experience enhanced it. PMID: 28440152 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 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: 28440153 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Latin American undergraduate medical journals.
Authors: Alfaro-Toloza P, Olmos-de-Aguilera R, Rodríguez-Morales AJ PMID: 28440154 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Of mentors, apprenticeship, and role models: a lesson to relearn?
Authors: Siddiqui S PMID: 28440155 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A 12-year comparison of students' perspectives on diversity at a Jesuit Medical School.
This study aims to investigate changes in diversity climate at a Jesuit medical institution over a 12-year period. Methods In 1999, 334 medical students completed an anonymous self-administered online survey, and 12 years later, 406 students completed a comparable survey in 2011. Chi-square tests assessed the differences in percent responses to questions of the two surveys, related to three identities: gender, race, and sexual orientation. Results The 1999 versus 2011 samples were 46% versus 49% female, 61% versus 61% Caucasian, and 41% vs. 39% aged 25 years or older. Findings suggested improvements in medical students' pe...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Assessment of cognitive biases and biostatistics knowledge of medical residents: a multicenter, cross-sectional questionnaire study.
Authors: Msaouel P, Kappos T, Tasoulis A, Apostolopoulos AP, Lekkas I, Tripodaki ES, Keramaris NC Abstract Purpose The aim of this study is to determine the perceived familiarity of medical residents with statistical concepts, assess their ability to integrate these concepts in clinical scenarios, and investigate their susceptibility to the gambler's fallacy and the conjunction fallacy. Methods A multi-institutional, cross-sectional survey of Greek medical residents was performed. Participants were asked to indicate their familiarity with basic statistical concepts and answer clinically oriented questions designed ...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Authorship disintegrity in research collaborations: ends do not justify means in science.
Authors: Abu-Zaid A, Alnajjar A, Anwer LA PMID: 28440158 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A holistic review of the medical school admission process: examining correlates of academic underperformance.
Conclusions Our review of various correlates across the matriculation process highlights the heterogeneity of factors underlying students' underperformance during the first year of medical school and challenges medical educators to understand the complexity of predicting who, among admitted matriculants, may be at future academic risk. PMID: 28440159 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Diversity in medical education: the Indian Paradox.
Authors: Ghosh SK, Biswas S PMID: 28440160 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Ten tips for receiving feedback effectively in clinical practice.
Conclusions Feedback is a crucial element in the educational process and it is shown that we are still behind in the optimal use of it; thus, learners need to be taught how to better receive and utilize feedback. The focus in medical education needs to balance the two sides of the feedback process. It is time now to invest on the learner's development of skills that can be utilized in a busy day-to-day clinical practice. PMID: 28440161 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 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: 28440162 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

What information is provided in transcripts and Medical Student Performance Records from Canadian Medical Schools? A retrospective cohort study.
Conclusions Considerable heterogeneity exists in the information provided in official medical school documentation, as well as markedly little objective data. Standardization may be necessary in order to facilitate fair comparison of graduates from different institutions. Implementation of objective data may allow more effective intra- and inter-scholastic comparison. PMID: 28440163 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 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: 28440164 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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The significance of recruiting underrepresented minorities in medicine: an examination of the need for effective approaches used in admissions by higher education institutions.
Authors: Figueroa O Abstract The purpose of this paper is to examine the significance of recruiting underrepresented minorities in medicine (URM). This would include African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. The research findings support the belief that URMs, upon graduating, are more likely to become practitioners in underserved communities, thereby becoming a resource that prompts us to find effective ways to help increase their college enrollments statewide. This paper analyzes the recruitment challenges for institutions, followed by a review of creative and effective approaches used by organizations a...
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Using social media to facilitate medical students' interest in research.
Authors: Al-Khateeb AA, Abdurabu HY PMID: 28440166 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research