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)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

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)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

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)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

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

Pre-clinical medical student experience in a pediatric pulmonary clinic.
Conclusions Students identified several educational benefits of exposure to a single pediatric pulmonary clinic. Patients and families were not inconvenienced by the participation of a student. Additional studies are warranted to further investigate the value of this model of pre-clinical medical student exposure to subspecialty pediatrics. PMID: 28229652 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Stress and burnout among critical care fellows: preliminary evaluation of an educational intervention.
Conclusions In comparison with the new and transitioning trainees, burnout was highest among graduating critical care fellows. Although no significant improvements were found in first-year fellows' burnout scores following the single, 90-min training intervention, participants felt the training did provide them with tools to apply during stressful situations. PMID: 28229653 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Teledermatology in medical education - a 'rash' decision?
Authors: Lami M, Malabanan K, McAuliffe O PMID: 28229654 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Development of an instrument to measure medical students' perceptions of the assessment environment: initial validation.
Conclusions The AEQ is a valid and reliable instrument. Initial validation supports its use to measure students' perceptions of the assessment environment in an undergraduate medical program. PMID: 28229655 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Dermatology - a compulsory part of the UK medical school curriculum?
Authors: Shah H, Pozo-Garcia L, Koulouroudias M Abstract Dermatological conditions form a significant number of consultations seen by general practitioners on a daily basis. There is a lack of training and formal assessment of dermatology during medical school and we propose that there should be a mandatory component in OSCEs for dermatology during medical school to enhance one's diagnostic and clinical reasoning skills which will ultimately lead to better care for the patient and efficacious use of NHS resources. PMID: 28229656 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Near peer teaching in medical curricula: integrating student teachers in pathology tutorials.
This study examines NPTs as pathology tutors alongside more traditional teachers (e.g., consultants and registrars) to explore their acceptability, effectiveness, and years of 'distance' between tutors and tutees. Method In total, 240 first- and second-year undergraduate medical students were taught set material in a pathology tutorial setting by NPTs (fourth-year medical students), registrars, or consultants. Learners were then asked to provide feedback using a 15-item, Likert-type scale. Results On 11 of the 15 items, there were no significant differences in students' median ratings. However, NPTs were perceived to be si...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Preparing for the primary care clinic: an ambulatory boot camp for internal medicine interns.
Authors: Esch LM, Bird AN, Oyler JL, Lee WW, Shah SD, Pincavage AT Abstract Introduction Internal medicine (IM) interns start continuity clinic with variable ambulatory training. Multiple other specialties have utilized a boot camp style curriculum to improve surgical and procedural skills, but boot camps have not been used to improve interns' ambulatory knowledge and confidence. The authors implemented and assessed the impact of an intern ambulatory boot camp pilot on primary care knowledge, confidence, and curricular satisfaction. Methods During July 2014, IM interns attended ambulatory boot camp. It included cli...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Including lifestyle medicine in undergraduate medical curricula.
Conclusion This initiative is expected to have important public health implications by efficiently promoting the prevention and treatment of non-communicable chronic disease with a scalable and sustainable model to educate physicians in training and practice. PMID: 28229659 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

YouTube in medical education: a student's perspective.
Authors: Rabee R, Najim M, Sherwani Y, Ahmed M, Ashraf M, Al-Jibury O, Rabee N, Najim R, Ahmed A PMID: 28229660 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Progress testing 2.0: clinical skills meets necessary science.
Authors: Gold J, DeMuth R, Mavis B, Wagner D Abstract Introduction Progress testing has been widely used in medical schools to test scientific knowledge but has not been reported for assessing clinical skills. Development We designed a novel progress examination that included assessments of both clinical performance and underlying basic and social science knowledge. This Progress Clinical Skills Examination (PCSE) was given to 21 early medical students at the beginning and end of a 6-week pilot test of a new medical school curriculum. Implementation This examination was feasible for early students, easy to map to c...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Investing in future pediatric subspecialists: a fellowship curriculum that prepares for the transition to academic careers.
Conclusion The authors relate the success and effectiveness of the curriculum to principles of adult learning, and share lessons learned, including the importance of buy-in from junior and senior fellows and faculty, collaboration, and designating the time to teach and learn. PMID: 28229662 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The relationships among self-care, dispositional mindfulness, and psychological distress in medical students.
Conclusions The present study points to the potential of self-care and mindfulness to decrease medical student distress and enhance well-being. PMID: 28229663 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Mentoring in general surgery in Switzerland.
Authors: Kaderli RM, Klasen JM, Businger AP Abstract Background Mentorship has been found as a key factor for a successful and satisfying career in academic medicine and surgery. The present study was conducted to describe the current situation of mentoring in the surgical community in Switzerland and to evaluate sex differences regarding the impact of mentoring on career success and professional satisfaction. Methods The study was designed as an anonymous national survey to all members of the Swiss Surgical Society in 2011 (820 ordinary and 49 junior members). It was a 25-item questionnaire addressing mentor-mente...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Longitudinal patient pathways in clinical education: a medical student's perspective.
Authors: Shemtob L PMID: 28229665 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Extended score interval in the assessment of basic surgical skills.
Discussion A clear ceiling effect of scores was demonstrated in the current assessment form, questioning its validity. The proposed score sheet provides more accurate scores and seems to be a better feedback instrument for learning technical surgical skills in the Basic Surgical Skills course. PMID: 28229666 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Should an intercalated degree be compulsory for undergraduate medical students?
Authors: Philip AB, Prasad SJ, Patel A Abstract Undertaking an intercalated year whilst at medical school involves taking time out of the medicine undergraduate programme in order to pursue a separate but related degree. It is widely seen as a challenging but rewarding experience, with much to be gained from the independent project or research component of most additional degrees. However, whilst intercalating is encouraged at many universities and is incorporated into some undergraduate curricula, it is by no means compulsory for all students. The literature would suggest that those who have intercalated tend to d...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Tackling student neurophobia in neurosciences block with team-based learning.
Conclusion We conclude that implementing TBL strategy increased students' responsibility for their own learning and helped the students in bridging the gap in their cognitive knowledge to tackle 'neurophobia' in a difficult neurosciences block evidenced by their improved performance in the summative assessment. PMID: 28229668 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A study to enhance medical students' professional decision-making, using teaching interventions on common medications.
Conclusion Short teaching interventions in pharmacology did not lead to sustained improvements in their critical thinking skills in enhancing professional practice. It appears that students require earlier and more frequent exposure to these skills in their medical training. PMID: 28229669 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Health behaviors and personality in burnout: a third dimension.
Authors: Mustafa OM Abstract The high prevalence of burnout among healthcare professionals warrants a thorough examination aimed at improving the current understanding of its predictors and preventive measures. Cecil et al. have underscored the alarming prevalence of burnout among medical students and assessed its association with demographic, lifestyle, and behavioral factors. Of interest, health behaviors were found to be predictive of burnout. The study suggests certain behaviors (such as high physical activity) to be protective, and thus, calls for their establishment early in college life to prevent the develo...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Does emotional intelligence predict breaking bad news skills in pediatric interns? A pilot study.
Conclusions We concluded that first-year pediatric residents have inadequate skills in the delivery of bad news. In addition, our data suggest that higher EI alone is not sufficient to effectively deliver death news and more robust skill training is necessary for residents to gain competence and acquire mastery in this important communication domain. PMID: 28229671 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The use of smartphones by junior doctors.
Authors: Ah-Kee EY, Asif Khan A PMID: 28229672 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a quality improvement curriculum for medical students.
This study was an observational study that involved a self-assessment and post-test Quality Improvement Knowledge Application Tool (QIKAT) for intervention and control students. A QI curriculum consisting of online modules, live discussions, independent readings and reflective writing, and participation in a mentored QI project was offered to fourth-year medical students completing an honor's elective (intervention group). Senior medical students who received the standard QI curriculum only were recruited as controls. Results A total of 22 intervention students and 12 control students completed the self-assessment and QIKA...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Enhancing pediatric residents' scholar role: the development of a Scholarly Activity Guidance and Evaluation program.
Conclusions By providing residents with this supportive environment, we hope to influence their academic career paths, increase their research productivity, promote evidence-based practice, and ultimately, positively impact health outcomes. PMID: 28229674 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Using peer-assisted learning to teach and evaluate residents' musculoskeletal skills.
In conclusion, an educational module that utilizes the OSCE format holds much promise for teaching MSK skills to both intern and senior residents. PMID: 28229675 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

A 5-year experience with an elective scholarly concentrations program.
Conclusions An elective, interdisciplinary scholarly program with a focus beyond traditional biomedical research offers students the opportunity to expand the scope of their medical education without an untoward effect on academic performance or residency placement. PMID: 28229676 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The expansion of 8-year medical training programs in China: a status report.
This article highlights the current status and anticipated future of these emerging 8-year medical training programs in modern-day China. PMID: 28229677 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Three controversies over item disclosure in medical licensure examinations.
Authors: Park YS, Yang EB Abstract In response to views on public's right to know, there is growing attention to item disclosure - release of items, answer keys, and performance data to the public - in medical licensure examinations and their potential impact on the test's ability to measure competence and select qualified candidates. Recent debates on this issue have sparked legislative action internationally, including South Korea, with prior discussions among North American countries dating over three decades. The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze three issues associated with item disclosure in me...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Students' performance in the different clinical skills assessed in OSCE: what does it reveal?
Authors: Sim JH, Aziz YF, Mansor A, Vijayananthan A, Foong CC, Vadivelu J Abstract Introduction The purpose of this study was to compare students' performance in the different clinical skills (CSs) assessed in the objective structured clinical examination. Methods Data for this study were obtained from final year medical students' exit examination (n=185). Retrospective analysis of data was conducted using SPSS. Means for the six CSs assessed across the 16 stations were computed and compared. Results Means for history taking, physical examination, communication skills, clinical reasoning skills (CRSs), procedural s...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Medical student web-based formative assessment tool for renal pathology.
Conclusions Our new computer-assisted learning tool is popular, and although its use can predict the final exam outcome, it does not provide strong evidence for direct improvement in academic performance. Students who chose to use quizzes did well on all aspects of the final exam and most commonly used quizzes to practice for final exam. Our efforts to revitalize the course material and promote learning by adding interactive online formative assessments improved students' learning experience overall. PMID: 28229680 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Peer-assisted teaching of basic surgical skills.
Authors: Preece R, Dickinson EC, Sherif M, Ibrahim Y, Ninan AS, Aildasani L, Ahmed S, Smith P Abstract Background Basic surgical skills training is rarely emphasised in undergraduate medical curricula. However, the provision of skills tutorials requires significant commitment from time-constrained surgical faculty. Purpose We aimed to determine how a peer-assisted suturing workshop could enhance surgical skills competency among medical students and enthuse them towards a career in surgery. Methods Senior student tutors delivered two suturing workshops to second- and third- year medical students. Suturing performanc...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Health disparities and underserved populations: a potential solution, medical school partnerships with free clinics to improve curriculum.
Authors: VanderWielen LM, Vanderbilt AA, Crossman SH, Mayer SD, Enurah AS, Gordon SS, Bradner MK Abstract Health-care educators share the social responsibility to teach medical students about social determinants of health and health-care disparities and subsequently to encourage medical students to pursue residencies in primary care and medical practice in underserved communities. Free clinics provide care to underserved communities, yet collaborative partnerships with such organizations remain largely untapped by medical schools. Free clinics and medical schools in 10 US states demonstrate that such partnerships a...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The planning of a national breastfeeding educational intervention for medical residents.
CONCLUSIONS: This systematic process has provided an opportunity to create a national breastfeeding educational intervention for medical residents. It has fostered collaboration between experts and knowledge users, with the goal of impacting breastfeeding rates and duration of women, which will lead to improved maternal and child outcomes. PMID: 28229683 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Tools to investigate how interprofessional education activities link to competencies.
Authors: West C, Veronin M, Landry K, Kurz T, Watzak B, Quiram B, Graham L Abstract Integrating interprofessional education (IPE) activities and curricular components in health professions education has been emphasized recently by the inclusion of accreditation standards across disciplines. The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) established IPE competencies in 2009, but evaluating how activities link to competencies has not been investigated in depth. The purpose of this project is to investigate how well two IPE activities align with IPEC competencies. To evaluate how our IPE activities met IPEC comp...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Cleveland Clinic's summer research program in reproductive medicine: an inside look at the class of 2014.
Conclusion The outcomes portrayed in this study will be useful in the implementation of new programs or refinement of existing medical research training programs. PMID: 28229685 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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What's on YOUR Facebook profile? Evaluation of an educational intervention to promote appropriate use of privacy settings by medical students on social networking sites.
Conclusions A small but significant proportion of students share potentially unprofessional content on social media. An interactive educational intervention, which includes specific disclosure of how participants appear to others on social media, resulted in a significant change in student behavior. PMID: 28229686 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery and LapVR evaluation metrics may not correlate with operative performance in a novice cohort.
Conclusions Neither the low-fidelity box trainer or the high-fidelity virtual simulator demonstrated significant correlation with GOALS operative scores. These findings offer caution against the use of these modalities for brief assessments of novice surgical trainees, especially for predictive or selection purposes. PMID: 28229687 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Healthcare information technology in medical education - a forgotten focus.
Authors: Malik HH, Hossain IT PMID: 28229688 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Perceptions of gender-based discrimination during surgical training and practice.
Conclusions The majority of responses indicated perceived gender-based discrimination during medical school, residency, and practice. Gender-based discrimination comes from both sexes and has a significant impact on women surgeons. PMID: 28229689 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Exploratory study of the characteristics of feedback in the reflective dialogue group given to medical students in a clinical clerkship.
CONCLUSION: Through structured narrative reflective writing combined with pluralistic group discussion with a tutor and peers, the medical students had time to think deeply and broadly about psychosocial issues among patients and their family members. Facilitative feedback providing new knowledge, deeper discussion, and exploring new ways of action planning for psychosocial issues was recommended to promote students' reflective capacity. PMID: 28229690 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Supporting the minority physician pipeline: providing global health experiences to undergraduate students in the United States-Mexico border region.
This article describes the Health Frontiers in Tijuana Undergraduate Internship Program (HFiT-UIP), a new quarterly undergraduate internship program based at a US-Mexico binational student-run free clinic and sponsored by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico. The HFiT-UIP provides learning opportunities for students and underrepresented minorities interested in medical careers, specifically Latino health. Discussion The HFiT-UIP might serve as a model for other educational partnerships across the US-Mexico border region and may ...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The importance of laboratory medicine in the medical student curriculum.
Authors: Barai I, Gadhvi K, Nair P, Prasad S PMID: 28229692 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Probing the effect of OSCE checklist length on inter-observer reliability and observer accuracy.
Conclusions The addition of 20 checklist items to a core list of 20 items in an OSCE assessment checklist does not appear to impact observer accuracy or inter-rater reliability. PMID: 28229693 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Mini-med school for Aboriginal youth: experiential science outreach to tackle systemic barriers.
Conclusion The prospect of increasing admission rates and successful completion of medical education among students from marginalized communities poses a real, though difficult-to-measure, possibility of increasing the workforce most likely to return to and work in such challenging contexts. A mini-medical school for Aboriginal youth highlights mutual, long-term benefit for diverse partners, encouraging medical educators and community-based science educators to explore the possibilities for deepening partnerships in their own regions. PMID: 28229694 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Adapting the McMaster-Ottawa scale and developing behavioral anchors for assessing performance in an interprofessional Team Observed Structured Clinical Encounter.
Conclusion The TOSCE can be administered as an evaluation method for interprofessional teams. However, faculty demonstrate a 'leniency error' in rating students, even with prior training using behavioral anchors. To improve consistency, we recommend two trained faculty raters per station. PMID: 28229695 [PubMed] (Source: Medical Education Online)
Source: Medical Education Online - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research