Community Health Care Reform and General Practice Training in China - Lessons Learned.
Authors: Wannian L, Kam Yin Chan D Abstract Vast changes have occurred in China in the last five years since the decision of the Chinese Government to reform its health system. Many district and community hospitals in the city have been converted into community health centers. The hospital-based doctors who used to work in these centers are being retrained to become general practitioners (GPs). The reform had encountered many problems. The community has not embraced the concept of general practice readily. Lack of fair remuneration and lack of recognition of the importance of the reform by bureaucrats of local gove...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Measuring Strength of Motivation for Medical School.
CONCLUSIONS: The SMMS-questionnaire appears to be a reliable and valid instrument to measure strength of motivation for medical training in students who have just entered medical school. It may be used to evaluate the validity of selection procedures and to identify associated variables that could be used in selection procedures. PMID: 28253126 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Factors Associated with the Nature, Timing and Stability of the Specialty Career Choices of Recently Graduated Doctors in European Countries, a Literature Review.
Authors: Soethout MB, Ten Cate TJ, van der Wal G Abstract The aim of this study was to identify factors that are associated with the choice of a spe-cialty, the moment of the definitive choice, and the stability of the choice over time. The focus was on recently graduated doctors in European countries. A review of the literature from October 1994 to October 2004 was conducted. Most of the identified studies were of good quality. Enthusiasm, self-appraisal of skills, human interest and domestic circumstances were the main factors associated with the choice for medical specialization. Female doctors paid a great deal...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Making the Most of Medical Orientation - A New Approach.
Authors: Taitz J, Brydon M, Duffy D Abstract Orientating new junior medical staff can be a complex and time consuming task. Traditional models have typically involved a day or longer of lectures. This involves a large number of senior staff being available on the first day of term. It also means that junior staff not present on the first day had any access to an orientation program at all. Evaluation of our program confirmed the belief that the day was dull and that there was simply too much information for new staff to absorb. As a result of this feedback we extensively updated our orientation program. Pre-reading...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Psychological Variables for Identifying Susceptibility to Mental Disorders in Medical Students at the University of Barcelona.
CONCLUSIONS: The study confirms the usefulness of the STAI for detecting psychological distress and the validity of the SPSRQ for identifying subjects likely to present emotional distress when facing high environmental demands. Subjects most likely to present with mental illness are those who evaluate their personal (non-academic) lives as more stressful. PMID: 28253129 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Medical Student Summer Externship Program: Increasing the Number Matching in Family Practice.
CONCLUSIONS: The Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine Medical Student Summer Externship Program demonstrates an effective educational experience that can increase and/or attain the proportion of students going into family medicine at the time of graduation. PMID: 28253130 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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A Longitudinal Study of Determinants of Career Satisfaction in Medical Students.
This study was undertaken to look at determinants of satisfaction in those at the earliest stage of their medical careers - medical students. METHODS: As part of a larger study, students comprising one class at the University of Washington School of Medicine were surveyed three times over the course of their medical education. For the present study we examined measures specifically related to determinants of career satisfaction. FINDINGS: Over time, students' sense of the importance of most measured determinants of satisfaction showed significant change, the majority of which were in the direction of decreased impo...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The Value of the Subinternship: A Survey of Fourth Year Medical Students.
CONCLUSIONS: The subinternship appears to be effective in preparing students for many of the challenges they will face as an intern and beyond. However, students identified several complex communication skills that could be addressed in part by the subinternship for which they felt unprepared. Student learning would likely be enhanced by creating a longitudinal program to teach these higher-level communication skills during medical school and by integrating practice and feedback of these skills into the subinternship. PMID: 28253132 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Teaching Communication Skills on the Surgery Clerkship.
CONCLUSIONS: Communication skills teaching can be implemented in the surgery clerkship, and surgeons are particularly well suited to teach about patient education, discussing informed consent and shared decision making, and delivering bad news. Structured case-based sessions are acceptable to, and improve the self-assessed skills of, surgery clerkship students. Faculty development geared toward such sessions has added benefits to educational activities in a clinical department overall. PMID: 28253136 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Practices and Perceptions of Family Practice Residency Directors toward International Medical Graduate Applicants: A National Survey.
Conclusion - More experience with IMGs, such as having IMG faculty or higher numbers of IMG residents, is associated with recruitment of IMG residents and may contribute to more positive beliefs about their performance. PMID: 28253137 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Teaching Residents about Child Neglect and Parental Alcoholism: A Controlled Pilot Study.
CONCLUSIONS: While this standardized educational intervention was well received by residents, more time is needed for discussion and multiple teaching sessions may be required. Discussion of emotional responses should be included as a standard part of the educational experience. PMID: 28253138 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Inducing Safer Electrosurgical Handpiece Storage.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates a need for effective means to help surgical teams maintain a safe environment while using hazardous technologies. PMID: 28253139 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Faculty Evaluations by Medicine Residents Using Known versus Anonymous Systems.
This study examined the extent to which faculty evaluation results differed, based on whether residents were required to submit ratings anonymously or not. METHOD: We used a retrospective analysis of existing records representing Internal Medicine residents' evaluation of 51 faculty members in an anonymous and known (non-anonymous) rater system on an inpatient medicine service. RESULTS: Mean scores for 48 of 51 individuals were lower for anonymous than non-anonymous evaluations. The mean scores were as follows: Anonymous = 5.4 (95 % CI, 5.2-5.6); Nonanonymous = 6.1 (95 % CI, 5.9-6.3). Regression analysis of mean sc...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical School Performance, Alumni Membership, and Giving: How Do Scholarship Recipients and Non-Recipients Differ?
CONCLUSIONS: More should be done to ensure that graduates who received scholarships are afforded meaningful ways to give back to the institution that supported them as students. PMID: 28253141 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Wireless Handheld Computers in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum.
Authors: Jackson M, Ganger AC, Bridge PD, Ginsburg K Abstract Wayne State University Medical School has implemented wireless handheld computers or PocketPCs (PPCs) into all four years of the undergraduate curriculum. A transition from a passive to an interactive learning environment in the classroom, as well as administrative solutions for monitoring patient encounter data by students in their clinical rotations was fostered by this educational technology. Implementation of the wireless devices into the curriculum will be described in this report. This will include the technical specifications and justification for...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The Use of Station Time Allotments by Fourth Year Medical Students in a Standardized Patient-Based Clinical Skills Examination.
DISCUSSION: Many factors are believed to influence the use of station time allotments in SP-based clinical skills assessment. Our findings have provided information helpful for case refinement, and may assist others when planning multi-station examinations. PMID: 28253143 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Lack of Supervision and Independent Clinical Decision Making in Postgraduate Pediatric training in Australia.
Authors: Taitz J, Brydon M, Duffy D, Lemberg A Abstract OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of postgraduate pediatric training is a complex yet critical task. We aimed to review pediatric trainees' attitudes to clinical decision-making, levels of supervision and end of life issues in a tertiary pediatric teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia. METHOD: A questionnaire was devised and distributed to all trainees at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. All responses were anonymous. Results were independently analyzed using SPSS statistical software. RESULTS: Forty percent of trainees spent three hours or less per week face...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Survey of Physician Well-Being and Health Behaviors at an Academic Medical Center.
Authors: Reinhardt T, Chavez E, Jackson M, Mathews WC Abstract PURPOSE: The study aims were to ascertain, among attending and house staff at a single academic medical center, the prevalence of and risk factors for psychiatric symptoms and disorders and for personal health behaviors. METHODS: A self-administered, anonymous 72-item survey of physicians was conducted in February 2003. RESULTS: Response rate was 37.6%. The prevalence of current depressive symptoms was 29%. AUDIT scores consistent with high likelihood of harmful alcohol consumption were prevalent in 6%. Almost 5% acknowledged use of sedatives or...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Career Decision-Making among Pediatric Residents.
CONCLUSIONS: This information about the timing of career decisions made by pediatric residents could help time educational opportunities, mentoring and career counseling activities, and recruitment efforts. PMID: 28253146 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Clever Nihilism: Cynicism in Evidence Based Medicine Learners.
Authors: Meserve C, Kalet A, Zabar S, Hanley K, Schwartz MD Abstract Evidence-based medicine (EBM) educators are often confronted with learners who use their new critical appraisal skills to dismiss much of the medical literature. Does this cynical attitude of "clever nihilism" affect educational outcomes, such that educators need to tailor their curricula to these learners? The authors proposed that this critical skepticism may be an intermediate developmental stage for EBM learners as they progress from "naïve empiricism" to "mature pragmatism" and sought to observe its effect o...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Residency Selection Criteria: What Medical Students Perceive as Important.
CONCLUSIONS: Misperceptions about which criteria are important in residency selection are common among medical students. Many overestimate the importance of subjective criteria while undervaluing objective criteria. PMID: 28253148 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Development of a Medical School Admissions Interview Phase 2: Predictive Validity of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Attributes.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results do not support the predictive validity of our interview-based measure above other cognitive and non-cognitive admissions variables more easily gathered. However, in some domains, interview-based variables did incrementally predict medical school performance. PMID: 28253149 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Applying Theory to Assess Cultural Competency.
Authors: Blue AV, Thiedke C, Chessman AW, Kern DH, Keller A Abstract Using a theoretical cultural competency model, the effectiveness of a cultural competency learning assignment was examined to determine: 1) students' cultural competency levels as reflected through the assignment, and 2) the effectiveness of the assignment as a cultural competency learning activity. Third-year family medicine clerkship students completed a required project to research and reflect upon a patient's "cultural belief." Applying a model of cultural competence development, a content analysis of written project reports determin...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine: Persistence, Non-Reporting, and Institutional Response.
This study is one institution's attempt to understand how third and fourth-year medical students perceive and experience sexual harassment, what they believe about reporting sexual harassment, and how they believe it might be eradicated from the educational environment. We used a qualitative research method for our investigation, which would generate more specific language to use in a larger empirical study involving larger numbers of our students. We conducted five focus groups with 24 students, which yielded five categories of response obtained through a close, line-byline reading of transcribed audiotapes. In addition, ...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Strategies Resident-Physicians Use to Manage Sleep Loss and Fatigue.
Authors: Stoller EP, Papp KK, Aikens JE, Erokwu B, Strohl KP Abstract Our purpose is to examine strategies or countermeasures resident-physicians used in dealing with the effects of sleep loss and fatigue during residency training. A total of 149 residents across five sites and six specialty areas were recruited for the study. Focus groups consisted of an average of 7 individuals in the same year of training and residency program, and included 60 interns and 89 senior residents. Trained moderators conducted focus groups using a semi-structured discussion guide. Transcripts were analyzed using the grounded theory tr...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Creating a Culture for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Professional Practice.
Authors: Orchard CA, Curran V, Kabene S Abstract The future of the health system is dependent on health professionals re-tooling the way we practice together. No longer can a multi-disciplinary model support the complex health needs of many clients nor can any one-health profession have all the knowledge needed to provide total patient-centred care. However, our current education and health systems are structured around a multidisciplinary model of practice with physicians or nurse practitioners as decision-makers and rarely are clients included in care planning. True interdisciplinary practice is defined as a part...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Evaluating a Residency Program Using Reflections of Recent Resident Graduates and their Pediatric Colleagues.
CONCLUSIONS: The ACGME Outcomes Project, which increases the emphasis on educational outcomes in the accreditation of residency education programs, requires programs to provide evidence of its effectiveness in preparing residents for practice. Direct assessment of the competency of our physician graduates in practice using structured interviews of graduates and their practice associates provide useful feedback information to a residency program as part of a comprehensive evaluation plan of our program's curriculum and can be used to direct future educational initiatives of our training program. PMID: 28253154 [PubMed] ...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A Mixed Learning Technology Approach for Continuing Medical Education.
DISCUSSION: The users of the Web-based learning system were satisfied with its features, ease of use, and the ability to access online CME instructional material. Learners who accessed the system reported a higher level of computer skill and comfort than those who did not, and the majority of these users accessed the system at times other than the live audio teleconference sessions. The greatest use of the system appeared to be for self-directed learning. The success of a mixed learning technology approach is dependent on Internet connectivity and computer access; learners and faculty having time to access and use the Web;...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Wireless Handheld Computers in the Preclinical Undergraduate Curriculum.
This report presents the results of a pilot project using wireless PDAs as teaching tools in an undergraduate medical curriculum. This technology was used to foster a transition from a passive to an interactive learning environment in the classroom and provided a solution for the implementation of computer-based exams for a large class. Wayne State Medical School recently provided model e570 Toshiba PocketPCs® (personal digital assistants or PDAs), network interface cards, and application software developed by CampusMobility® to 20 sophomore medical students. The pilot group of preclinical students used the PDAs to...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical Students' First Male Urogenital Examination: Investigating the Effects of Instruction and Gender on Anxiety.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides both quantitative and qualitative evidence that the use of male teaching associates to provide standardized instruction on the urogenital exam is effective at reducing students' anxiety, particularly with regard to female students. Added standardized instruction may lead to increased confidence, skill, and future compliance with intimate physical exam screening practices. PMID: 28253157 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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An Alternative Teaching Method for the Regulation of the Immune Response.
Authors: Michel da Rosa AC, Osowski LF, Tocchetto AG, Eduardo Niederauer C, Benvenuto Andrade CM, Scroferneker ML Abstract PURPOSE: Our teaching experience has shown that dealing with the molecular aspects of the immune response regulation poses several difficulties. Therefore, we developed a panel board to verify whether or not this active-learning exercise could enhance students' learning and arouse their interest in subjects that are basically theoretical and complex. METHODS: Twenty cardboard pieces labeled with the names of major regulators of the immune response and three panel boards with explanations on...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Student Perceptions of the Professional Behavior of Faculty Physicians.
This study was conducted to obtain a baseline understanding of the professional behavior of clinical faculty physicians from the medical students' perspective. Students completed a professionalism evaluation of supervising faculty at the end of each required third-year clerkship over a one year period. Results were analyzed by specific behaviors and across clerkships. Differences were noted in the frequency of the types of problems seen, and varied by clerkship discipline. The most common transgressions of professional behavior reported were the use of derogatory language towards other services or patients and the disrespe...
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Pediatric Resuscitation: Evaluation of a Clinical Curriculum.
Authors: Dobson JV, Brancati DS, Nagel R Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a 6-hour pediatric resuscitation curriculum on the comfort levels of resident physicians' evaluation and treatment of critically ill pediatric patients. METHODS: An evaluation instrument assessed resident comfort levels, measured on a seven digit Likert scale ranging from significantly uncomfortable to significantly comfortable, in 13 areas of pediatric resuscitation. To complete the curriculum, residents had to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and procedural skills during mock resuscitation scenarios and on both written an...
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A Study of Prospective Ophthalmology Residents' Career Perceptions.
Authors: Scott J, Gunderson C Abstract OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify differences in ophthalmology resident candidates and practicing ophthalmologists' career perceptions. A secondary aim was to evaluate specific demographic factors (e.g., gender, ethnicity, career interests, etc.) among residency candidates regarding their career perceptions. METHODS: A survey instrument (Critical factors in Career Perceptions) was sent by e-mail to prospective residents (n= 122). Group differences were calculated using a one sample t-test analysis. RESULTS: Compared to practicing ophthalmologists (n...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Development and Evaluation of an Internet-Based Airway Evaluation Tutorial.
Authors: Euliano TY, Lee AI, Melker J, Schmalfuss IM Abstract Airway evaluation and basic management are essential skills for all physicians. Identifying patients for whom mask ventilation or endotracheal intubation will be difficult to impossible is vital for patient safety. Despite this, training in airway evaluation is minimal in the curricula of most medical schools. To ensure a thorough understanding of airway anatomy and evaluation, as well as exposure to various abnormal findings, we developed an Internet-based module including interactive components, graphics, animation, video, and a self-assessment tool. T...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A Modified OSCE Assessing the Assimilation and Application of Ethical Principles Relevant to Obstetric and Gynaecological Practice.
CONCLUSION: This modified OSCE examination demonstrates the feasibility of testing ethical principles relevant to practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology in candidates for postgraduate posts. It meets most of the criteria laid down in a checklist developed to assess postgraduate medical examinations. PMID: 28253163 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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A 3 Week Geriatric Education Program for 4(th) Year Medical Students at Dalhousie University.
Conclusion -A well developed formal education program teaches students specific skills in Geriatric Medicine, which may improve the care of the growing elderly population. Key words: geriatric, geriatrics, elderly, curriculum, medical school education. PMID: 28253164 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Skills Training in Laboratory and Clerkship: Connections, Similarities, and Differences.
CONCLUSIONS: Students believe that skills laboratory training prepare them for their subsequent early clerkship but favor the clerkship over the laboratory. PMID: 28253165 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Opinions of Tutors and Students about Effectiveness of PBL in Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine.
DISCUSSION: According to the results of this study, tutors and students opinions about PBL outcomes were similar to those previously reported in the literature. Both groups had positive opinions about PBL's effectiveness. As has been reported in other studies, tutors and students gave the lowest ratings to the area of gaining basic science knowledge. However, the ratings of basic science tutors were higher than those of clinical science tutors in this area. This may be due to preexisting beliefs of clinical science tutors regarding the effectiveness of PBL for teaching factual basic science knowledge. PMID: 28253166 [P...
Source: Medical Education Online - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A Content Analysis of Interviewee Reports of Medical School Admissions Interviews.
This study examined applicants' reported experiences of interviews and compared them to the purposes of the interview as purported by medical schools. METHOD: Content analysis of student feedback regarding medical school interviews at 161 medical schools was conducted for entries of over 4600 students applying to medical school who anonymously and voluntarily completed an online questionnaire. RESULTS: Across all medical schools, nearly one half of all cited interview questions addressed noncognitive characteristics of the applicants. Top ranked medical schools were reported to ask significantly more interpersonal ...
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Creating Online Lessons: A Faculty Development Seminar Series.
Authors: Sleight D, Reznich C, Yelon S, Williamson J Abstract The World Wide Web is being used increasingly to deliver instruction in medical education. Consequently, there is a need to train faculty in developing and implementing online instruction. We developed and implemented a seminar series to teach faculty to create educationally sound, well-designed online instruction. Instruction was delivered to 15 participants via a six-session seminar on developing web-based lessons, supplemented with web-based instruction. First, the participants learned the basics of instructional design via a web-based module. They th...
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The Impact of an Evidence-Based Medicine Workshop on Residents' Attitudes towards and Self-Reported Ability in Evidence-Based Practice.
CONCLUSIONS: An EBM workshop based upon adult learning principles was successful in meeting multiple educational goals. The links between andragogy, learners' internal drive for behavior change, and successful EBM education should be further explored. PMID: 28253169 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Selected Physical Characteristics of Medical Students.
Authors: Ángyán L, Téczely T, Mezey B, Lelovics Z Abstract The purpose of this study was to measure selected anthropometrical characteristics, motor abilities and cardiorespiratory functions of medical students. Eighty-seven students were involved in this investigation. The students were categorized into five groups: (1) recrea-tional, doing sport activities irregularly, (2) basketball and (3) handball players, having training at least two times per week, as well as men (4) and women (5) students entering medical school. In all groups the mean body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio were at the ...
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ECG Wave-Maven: An Internet-based Electrocardiography Self-Assessment Program for Students and Clinicians.
CONCLUSIONS: The internet offers an opportunity to provide easily-expandable, open access resources for ECG pedagogy which may be used to complement traditional methods of instruction. PMID: 28253171 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Factors influencing the suicide intervention skills of emergency medical services providers.
CONCLUSIONS: In order to improve the suicide intervention skills of EMS providers, particular attention should be paid to attitudes towards suicide prevention, skills for coping with stress, and continuous training in suicide intervention. ABBREVIATIONS: EMS: Emergency medical services; SIRI: Suicide intervention response inventory. PMID: 28235388 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 28, 2017 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: 28229647 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 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: 28229648 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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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: 28229649 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Student perceptions of reproductive health education in US medical schools: a qualitative analysis of students taking family planning electives.
Conclusions Interview data revealed that students are using FP electives to fill gaps within preclinical and clinical medical school curriculum. Future physicians will be unable to provide comprehensive care for their female patients if they are not provided with this education. Research should be directed at development and analysis of comprehensive FP curricula, which will allow students to obtain the knowledge necessary to best care for their patients. PMID: 28229650 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Innovations in service learning: a novel program for community service at NYU School of Medicine.
Authors: Herlihy NS, Brown C Abstract Problem As NYU medical students, the authors determined that there was no structured form of service learning in their curriculum. They sought to establish a service program that recognizes students for their dedication to community service in both the NYU and NYC communities. Approach In 2012, with the support of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), the authors created the NYU School of Medicine Community Service Program (CSP). The program tracks and verifies students' participation in service projects. It sets a goal for students to complete 100 service hours through at least...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research