Assessing medical student empathy in a family medicine clinical test: validity of the CARE measure.
Authors: Chen JY, Chin WY, Fung CS, Wong CK, Tsang JP Abstract Introduction The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) measure developed and validated in primary care settings and used for general practitioner appraisal is a 10-item instrument used by patients to assess doctors' empathy. The aim of this study is to investigate the validity of the CARE measure in assessing medical students' empathy during a formative family medicine clinical test. Method All 158 final-year medical students were assessed by trained simulated patients (SPs) - who completed the CARE measure, the Jefferson Scale of Patient Perceptio...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Turkish students' perceptions of professionalism at the beginning and at the end of medical education: a cross-sectional qualitative study.
Conclusions The formal and hidden programs determine the quality and efficacy of the professional education together. Attempts to restructure medical education must recognize the reciprocal dynamics between these two components and, thus, should carefully work out the practical aspect of the educational processes. PMID: 28229703 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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The application of 3D printing in anatomy education.
Authors: AbouHashem Y, Dayal M, Savanah S, Štrkalj G PMID: 28229704 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Elective courses for medical students during the preclinical curriculum: a systematic review and evaluation.
Conclusions Preclinical medical student electives are prevalent at medical schools across the United States and have a significant impact on medical student education. PMID: 28229705 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Recruitment of rural healthcare professionals for live continuing education.
Discussion Providing free CE coordinated through local healthcare organizations and physician groups was the most cost-effective method of recruiting rural HCPs for CE. Formal advertising added cost without increasing the number of participants per event. Although this is the first study of the cost-effectiveness of recruitment methods targeting HCPs in rural areas, results are consistent with research on cost-effectiveness of outreach to rural lay community members. PMID: 28229706 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Does academic assessment system type affect levels of academic stress in medical students? A cross-sectional study from Pakistan.
Authors: Ali M, Asim H, Edhi AI, Hashmi MD, Khan MS, Naz F, Qaiser KN, Qureshi SM, Zahid MF, Jehan I Abstract Introduction Stress among medical students induced by academic pressures is on the rise among the student population in Pakistan and other parts of the world. Our study examined the relationship between two different systems employed to assess academic performance and the levels of stress among students at two different medical schools in Karachi, Pakistan. Methods A sample consisting of 387 medical students enrolled in pre-clinical years was taken from two universities, one employing the semester examinati...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Instant messaging - one solution to doctor-student communication?
Authors: Hossain IT, Mughal U, Atalla B, Franka M, Siddiqui S, Muntasir M PMID: 28229708 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Investing in success: student experiences in a structured, decelerated preclinical medical school curriculum.
Conclusions The ECP allows some students to complete medical school who otherwise may not have been able to do so. This analysis has provided valuable information that was used to improve the program, allowing CHM to continue its mission of training a diverse set of students to be exemplary physicians. PMID: 28229709 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Temporal changes in tolerance of uncertainty among medical students: insights from an exploratory study.
Conclusions Tolerance of ambiguity - but not other types of uncertainty - decreases during medical school, suggesting that TU is a multidimensional, partially mutable state. Future studies should measure tolerance of different uncertainties and examine how TU might be improved. PMID: 28229710 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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The learning environment in the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship: an exploratory study of students' perceptions before and after the clerkship.
Authors: Baecher-Lind LE, Chang K, Blanco MA Abstract For reasons that remain not entirely clear, Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) clerkships often exhibit comparatively higher rates of medical student mistreatment. To explore perceptions of our local learning environment, focus groups were held with students yet to start (pre-students) and students having completed (post-students) their Ob/Gyn clerkship. Topics of discussion included learning expectations and experiences, perceptions of mistreatment, and suggestions for improving the learning environment and student treatment. Using a naturalistic approach, we c...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

What is the reward? Medical students' learning and personal development during a research project course.
Conclusions We conclude that individual research projects enhance research-specific skills and competencies needed in evidence-based clinical work and are beneficial for personal and professional development. PMID: 28229712 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Participation in college laboratory research apprenticeships among students considering careers in medicine.
Conclusions About one-third of all PMQ respondents had participated in CLRAs prior to taking the MCAT, and such participation was one of the several variables identified that were independently associated with medical-school acceptance. PMID: 28229713 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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General practice: a medical student perspective.
Authors: Ramjeeawon N, Shah N, Singh B, Singagireson S PMID: 28229714 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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The oral case presentation: toward a performance-based rhetorical model for teaching and learning.
Authors: Chan MY Abstract The oral case presentation is an important communicative activity in the teaching and assessment of students. Despite its importance, not much attention has been paid to providing support for teachers to teach this difficult task to medical students who are novices to this form of communication. As a formalized piece of talk that takes a regularized form and used for a specific communicative goal, the case presentation is regarded as a rhetorical activity and awareness of its rhetorical and linguistic characteristics should be given due consideration in teaching. This paper reviews practit...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Survey of the incidence and effect of major life events on graduate medical education trainees.
Conclusion Major life events are very common and changed career plans in nearly a third of GME trainees. Furthermore, many trainees consciously avoided activities due to their responsibilities during training. GME training programs should closely assess the institutional support systems available to trainees during this difficult time. PMID: 28229716 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Innovative model of delivering quality improvement education for trainees - a pilot project.
Authors: Ramar K, Hale CW, Dankbar EC Abstract Background After incorporating quality improvement (QI) education as a required curriculum for our trainees in 2010, a need arose to readdress our didactic sessions as they were too long, difficult to schedule, and resulting in a drop in attendance. A 'flipped classroom' (FC) model to deliver QI education was touted to be an effective delivery method as it allows the trainees to view didactic materials on videos, on their own time, and uses the classroom to clarify concepts and employ learned tools on case-based scenarios including workshops. Methods The Mayo Quality A...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The gamification of medical education: a broader perspective.
Authors: PMID: 28229718 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Autonomy support for autonomous motivation in medical education.
Conclusion Autonomy support in medical education can enhance autonomous motivation of students for medical study and practice and make them autonomy-supportive in their future medical practice and teaching. PMID: 28229719 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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The impact of exposure to shift-based schedules on medical students.
Conclusions These findings suggest that shift-based schedules designed in response to duty-hour reform may have important broader implications for the teaching environment. PMID: 28229720 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Gamification in medical education.
Authors: Ahmed M, Sherwani Y, Al-Jibury O, Najim M, Rabee R, Ashraf M PMID: 28229721 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Redesigning a clinical mentoring program for improved outcomes in the clinical training of clerks.
Conclusions Our findings serve as an improved framework for the role of the institution and demonstrate how institutional policies, programs, and structures can shape a clinical mentoring program. We recommend the adoption of mentorship schemes for other cohorts of medical students and for different learning and training stages involved in becoming a physician. PMID: 28229722 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The educational value of ward rounds for junior trainees.
Authors: Laskaratos FM, Wallace D, Gkotsi D, Burns A, Epstein O Abstract The ward round (WR) is a complex task and medical teachers are often faced with the challenge of finding a balance between service provision and clinical development of learners. The educational value of WRs is an under-researched area. This short communication aims to evaluate the educational role of WRs for junior trainees and provides insight into current practices. It also identifies obstacles to effective teaching/training in this setting and provides suggestions for improving the quality of WR teaching. PMID: 28229723 [PubMed] (Sourc...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Telephone calls to patients after discharge from the hospital: an important part of transitions of care.
Conclusions The post-discharge telephone call, one element of PCC, was associated with higher CTM-3 scores - which, in turn, have been shown to lessen patients' risk of emergency department visits within 30 days of discharge. PMID: 28229724 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Development and assessment of a pediatric emergency medicine simulation and skills rotation: meeting the demands of a large pediatric clerkship.
Authors: Fielder EK, Lemke DS, Doughty CB, Hsu DC, Middleman AB Abstract Objective To implement a curriculum using simulation and skills training to augment a Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) rotation within a pediatric clerkship. Background PEM faculty are often challenged with a high learner to teacher ratio in a chaotic clinical setting. This challenge was heightened when our pediatric clerkship's traditional 1-week PEM rotation (consisting of 4 students completing four 8-hour ED shifts/week) expanded to 8 students every 2 weeks. We sought to meet this challenge by integrating simulation-based education into t...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The near-peer tutoring programme: embracing the 'doctors-to-teach' philosophy - a comparison of the effects of participation between the senior and junior near-peer tutors.
Conclusions Generally, the near-peer tutors perceived that they have benefited most in their skills enhancement and these near-peer tutors were scored highly by the students. However, senior near-peer tutors do not perceive that the programme has a lasting impact on their choice of career path. PMID: 28229726 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Discerning applicants' interests in rural medicine: a textual analysis of admission essays.
Conclusions That applicants' rural values in admission essays were not related to interviewers' overall acceptability ratings indicates that other factors played a role in the interviewers' assessments of applicants' acceptability for admission. PMID: 28229727 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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The relationship between academic performance and recreation use among first-year medical students.
This study investigates the reciprocal role of recreation use and academic performance among first-year medical students. Methods We combined retrospective administrative data from four cohorts of first-year medical students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2006 to 2010 (n=408). We estimated regression models to clarify the role of changes in recreation use before examinations on changes in academic performance, and vice versa. Results The use of recreation facilities by first-year medical students was highly skewed. We found that changes in recreation use before an exam were positively associated wit...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Team-based learning on a third-year pediatric clerkship improves NBME subject exam blood disorder scores.
Conclusions Institutional BD scores were higher than national BD scores for both pre and post, with an effect size that tripled from pre to post scores. Institutional BD scores increased after the use of the TBL module, while overall exam scores remained steadily above national norms. PMID: 28229729 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Should basic health economics principles be taught during medical school in the UK?
Authors: Ashraf MA, Sherwani Y, Najim M, Ahmed M, Rabee R, Al-Jibury O, Al-Mayahi F, Ahmed A PMID: 28229730 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Helping medical students to acquire a deeper understanding of truth-telling.
Authors: Hurst SA, Baroffio A, Ummel M, Layat Burn C Abstract Problem Truth-telling is an important component of respect for patients' self-determination, but in the context of breaking bad news, it is also a distressing and difficult task. Intervention We investigated the long-term influence of a simulated patient-based teaching intervention, integrating learning objectives in communication skills and ethics into students' attitudes and concerns regarding truth-telling. We followed two cohorts of medical students from the preclinical third year to their clinical rotations (fifth year). Open-ended responses were an...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Factors affecting self-regulated learning in medical students: a qualitative study.
Conclusion The outcomes of student understanding of the factors affecting self-regulation indicate that facilitating factors should be used on an individual basis to reduce the effect of inhibiting factors to improve self-regulation in students. PMID: 28229732 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Thinking about thinking: changes in first-year medical students' metacognition and its relation to performance.
Conclusions The improvement in students' metacognitive regulation and the moderate correlation between knowledge and regulation of metacognition with academic performance at the end of the academic year indicate the probable positive influence of the teaching and learning activities in the medical program. PMID: 28229733 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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A time-efficient web-based teaching tool to improve medical knowledge and decrease ABIM failure rate in select residents.
Authors: Drake SM, Qureshi W, Morse W, Baker-Genaw K Abstract Aim The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) exam's pass rate is considered a quality measure of a residency program, yet few interventions have shown benefit in reducing the failure rate. We developed a web-based Directed Reading (DR) program with an aim to increase medical knowledge and reduce ABIM exam failure rate. Methods Internal medicine residents at our academic medical center with In-Training Examination (ITE) scores ≤35th percentile from 2007 to 2013 were enrolled in DR. The program matches residents to reading assignments based on the...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Sleep disturbances predict prospective declines in resident physicians' psychological well-being.
Conclusions Sleep quality exerts a significant effect on self-reported resident wellness. Periodic evaluation of sleep quality may alert program leadership and the residents themselves to impending decreases in psychological well-being. PMID: 28229735 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Impact of tailored feedback in assessment of communication skills for medical students.
This study aims at exploring the usefulness and effectiveness of having additional feedback using qualitative analysis in assessment of communication skills in undergraduate medical training. We also determined the possibilities of using qualitative analysis in developing tailored strategies for improvement in communication skills training. Methods This study was carried out on medical students (n=87) undergoing their final year clinical performance examination on communication skills using standardized patient by video-recording and transcribing their performances. Video-recordings of 26 students were randomly selected fo...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Near-peers improve patient safety training in the preclinical curriculum.
CONCLUSIONS: Preclinical students value the interaction with residents and may perceive the overall value of a course to be improved based on near-peer involvement. Residents gain valuable experience in small group facilitation and leadership. PMID: 28219315 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Doctoring Undercover: updating the educational tradition of shadowing.
Authors: Clark CD Abstract BACKGROUND: Premedical students are educated in basic biological and health sciences. As a complement to traditional premedical coursework, medical school applicants are encouraged to shadow practitioners, with the hope that observation will introduce students to the culture and practice of healthcare. Yet the shadowing experience varies widely across practitioners and institutions; resources that guide students' critical reflection and structure the experience are scarce. DEVELOPMENT: A pilot experiential learning course, Doctoring Undercover: Shadowing and the Culture of Medicine, w...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

MedTalks: developing teaching abilities and experience in undergraduate medical students.
CONCLUSIONS: A program designed to give medical students multi-source teaching experience (lecture- and small group-based) and feedback on their teaching (from learners and Faculty observers, in addition to their own self-reflection) can improve medical student confidence and enthusiasm towards teaching. Future studies will clarify if medical student self-perceived enhancements in teaching ability can be corroborated by independent (Faculty, learner) observations of future teaching activity. PMID: 28178910 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Bringing mini-chalk talks to the bedside to enhance clinical teaching.
Authors: Pitt MB, Orlander JD Abstract Chalk talks - where the teacher is equipped solely with a writing utensil and a writing surface - have been used for centuries, yet little has been written about strategies for their use in medical education. Structured education proximal to patient encounters (during rounds, at the bedside, or in between patients in clinic) maximizes the opportunities for clinical learning. This paper presents a strategy to bring mini-chalk talks (MCTs) to the bedside as a practical way to provide relevant clinical teaching by visually framing teachable moments. Grounded in adult learning the...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Do medical students receive training in correct use of personal protective equipment?
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that there is a need for development of effective strategies to train medical students in correct use of PPE. ABBREVIATIONS: PPE: Personal protective equipment; MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; SARS: Severe acute respiratory syndrome; MERS: Middle East respiratory syndrome; WHO: World Health Organization; CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; OSCE: Objective structured clinical examination. PMID: 28178912 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Training US health care professionals on human trafficking: where do we go from here?
Authors: Powell C, Dickins K, Stoklosa H Abstract Some 21 million adults and children are labor-trafficked or sex-trafficked through force, fraud, or coercion. In recognition of the interface between trafficking victims and the healthcare setting, over the last 10 years there has been a notable increase in training of health care professionals (HCPs) on human trafficking (HT) and its health implications. Many organizations have developed curricula and offered training in various clinical settings. However, methods and content of this education on trafficking vary widely, and there is little evaluation of the impact...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A survey of senior medical students' attitudes and awareness toward teaching and participation in a formal clinical teaching elective: a Canadian perspective.
CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrates that a large number of Canadian medical students are interested in teaching in a clinical setting, but lack confidence in skills specific to clinical teaching. Our respondents signaled interest in participating in an elective in clinical teaching, particularly if it is offered in a two-week format. PMID: 28178914 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The relationship between the monitored performance of tutors and students at PBL tutorials and the marked hypotheses generated by students in a hybrid curriculum.
DISCUSSION: The monitoring instrument is a useful tool for improving the PBL process, especially where the medical programme depends on non-expert PBL tutors. In addition to ensuring good PBL processes, it is important that students achieve the desired output at PBL tutorials by producing hypotheses that help them understand the basic sciences underlying the clinical cases. The latter is achieved by the use of an open-ended rubric by a subject expert to assign marks to the hypotheses, a method that also provides additional motivation to students to develop relevant and detailed hypotheses. PMID: 28178915 [PubMed - in p...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Development of an interdisciplinary pre-matriculation program designed to promote medical students' self efficacy.
CONCLUSIONS: By nurturing self-efficacy, participation in a pre-matriculation program supported medical students from Native American and rural backgrounds during their transition to medical school. ABBREVIATIONS: CAIMH: Center of American Indian and Minority Health; MCAT: Medical College Admission Test; PBL: Problem based learning; UM MSD: University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth. PMID: 28178916 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Ambiguity and uncertainty tolerance, need for cognition, and their association with stress. A study among Italian practicing physicians.
Authors: Iannello P, Mottini A, Tirelli S, Riva S, Antonietti A Abstract Medical practice is inherently ambiguous and uncertain. The physicians' ability to tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty has been proved to have a great impact on clinical practice. The primary aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that higher degree of physicians' ambiguity and uncertainty intolerance and higher need for cognitive closure will predict higher work stress. Two hundred and twelve physicians (mean age = 42.94 years; SD = 10.72) from different medical specialties with different levels of experti...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Global health training among U.S. residency specialties: a systematic literature review.
CONCLUSION: Among U.S. residency specialties, there are wide disparities for global health training. In general, there are few opportunities in psychiatry and surgical residency specialties, and greater opportunities among medical residency specialties. Further emphasis should be made to scale-up opportunities for psychiatry and surgical residency specialties. PMID: 28178918 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The link between quality and accreditation of residency programs: the surveyors' perceptions.
The objective of this study is to obtain the perceptions of these surveyors about the impact of an accreditation system on residency programs. Surveyors participated in semi-structured interviews. A thematic analysis was performed on the interview data, and resulting topics were grouped into five themes: Burden (of documentation and of time needed); Efficiency and efficacy of the accreditation process; Training and experience of surveyors; Being a peer; Professional skills and recognition of surveyors. These categories were organized into two major themes: 'Structure and Process' and 'Human Resources'. The study participan...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Learning health 'safety' within non-technical skills interprofessional simulation education: a qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the role of intergroup contact anxiety and teamwork as factors in NTS behaviour and its dissipation through interprofessional simulation learning. Therefore, this should be a key consideration in NTS education. Future research is needed to consider the role of the affective non-technical attributes of intergroup contact anxiety and teamwork as focuses for education and determinants of safe behaviour. ABBREVIATIONS: AUM: Anxiety/uncertainty management; NTS: Non-technical skills; TINSELS: Training in non-technical skills to enhance levels of medicines safety. PMID: 28178920 [PubMed ...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 11, 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: 28165918 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 10, 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 - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research