Improving recruitment into psychiatry: teaching strategies to enhance undergraduate interest.
Authors: Marimuttu V, Chandwani N PMID: 28165920 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Factors affecting future specialty choice among medical students in Kuwait.
CONCLUSION: A variety of factors appeared to inspire medical students in Kuwait to choose a future medical specialty. When identified, these factors can be used by mentors of medical students and directors of residency training programs to motivate students to choose specialties that are limited in Kuwait. PMID: 28165921 [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

Characteristics of mentoring relationships formed by medical students and faculty.
Authors: Dimitriadis K, von der Borch P, Störmann S, Meinel FG, Moder S, Reincke M, Fischer MR Abstract BACKGROUND: Little is known about the characteristics of mentoring relationships formed between faculty and medical students. Individual mentoring relationships of clinical medical students at Munich Medical School were characterized quantitatively and qualitatively. METHODS: All students signing up for the mentoring program responded to a questionnaire on their expectations (n = 534). Mentees were asked to give feedback after each of their one-on-one meetings (n = 203). A detailed analysis of the overal...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Developing interprofessional health competencies in a virtual world.
CONCLUSIONS: We present a series of recommendations for developing virtual world simulations for interprofessional health education. These recommendations are based on the four-dimensional framework and are also informed by our experience with the pilot projects. PMID: 28165923 [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

Does physicians' right to strike outweigh students' right to an education? The on-going ethical dilemma in Peru.
Authors: Carrillo-Larco RM, Taype-Rondán Á, Pereyra-Elías R PMID: 28165924 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Decline of medical student idealism in the first and second year of medical school: a survey of pre-clinical medical students at one institution.
This study tested the hypothesis that a decline in medical student idealism is detectable in the first two years of medical school. Methods We sought to identify differences in survey responses between first-year (MS1) and second-year (MS2) medical students at the beginning (T1) and end (T2) of academic year 2010 on three proxies for idealism, including items asking about: (a) motivations for pursuing a medical career; (b) specialty choice; and (c) attitudes toward primary care. Principle component analysis was used to extract linear composite variables (LCVs) from responses to each group of questions; linear regression wa...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Teaching medical students a clinical approach to altered mental status: simulation enhances traditional curriculum.
The objective was to measure simulation's impact on students' knowledge acquisition, comfort, and perceived competence with regards to the AMS patient. Methods AMS simulation exercises were added to the lecture and small group case sessions in June 2010 and 2011. Simulation sessions consisted of two clinical cases using a high-fidelity full-body simulator followed by a faculty debriefing after each case. Student participation in a simulation session was voluntary. Students who did and did not participate in a simulation session completed a post-test to assess knowledge and a survey to understand comfort and perceived compe...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Integrating ultrasound technology into teaching gross anatomy: point of order!
Authors: Fakoya FA PMID: 28166010 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Perspectives on the changing healthcare system: teaching systems-based practice to medical residents.
Conclusion The course, entitled Perspectives on the Changing Healthcare System (POCHS) and its evaluation process support that systems-based practice is crucial to residency education. The course is designed not only to educate residents about the current health care system but also to enable them to think critically about the risk and benefits of the changes. POCHS provides a framework for teaching and assessing this competency and can serve as a template for other residency programs looking to create or restructure their SBP curriculum. PMID: 28166011 [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

Peer-mentoring junior surgical trainees in the United Kingdom: a pilot program.
Conclusions A pilot peer-mentoring scheme was well received by junior surgical trainees. Consideration should be given to expansion of this scheme and more rigorous assessment of its value. PMID: 28166012 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Emerging alternative model for cardiothoracic surgery training in India.
Conclusions Changes to the current model of training for CT surgery is the need of the hour and should be initiated very soon by the MCI to meet the future demand for CT surgeons in India. An integrated training program is essential to create a new generation of cardiovascular specialists. Future directions to achieve this goal must include modifications to the undergraduate programs so as to infuse interest for CT surgery in the young minds of medical students. PMID: 28166013 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Training on handover of patient care within UK medical schools.
CONCLUSIONS: Whilst undergraduate medical schools recognised handover as an important education issue, they do not feel they should have the ultimate responsibility for training in this area and as such are responding in varying ways. Undergraduate medical educators should seek to reach consensus as to the extent of provision they will offer. Weaknesses in the literature regarding how to design such education have exacerbated the problem, but the contemporaneous and growing published evidence base should be employed by educators to address this issue. PMID: 28166014 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Enhancing residents' neonatal resuscitation competency through unannounced simulation-based training.
Authors: Surcouf J, Chauvin S, Ferry J, Yang T, Barkemeyer B Abstract BACKGROUND: Almost half of pediatric third-year residents surveyed in 2000 had never led a resuscitation event. With increasing restrictions on residency work hours and a decline in patient volume in some hospitals, there is potential for fewer opportunities. PURPOSE: Our primary purpose was to test the hypothesis that an unannounced mock resuscitation in a high-fidelity in-situ simulation training program would improve both residents' self-confidence and observed performance of adopted best practices in neonatal resuscitation. METHODS: E...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Playback Theatre as a tool to enhance communication in medical education.
Authors: Salas R, Steele K, Lin A, Loe C, Gauna L, Jafar-Nejad P Abstract Playback Theatre (PT) is an improvisational form of theatre in which a group of actors "play back" real life stories told by audience members. In PT, a conductor elicits moments, feelings and stories from audience members, and conducts mini-interviews with those who volunteer a moment of their lives to be re-enacted or "played" for the audience. A musician plays music according to the theme of each story, and 4-5 actors listen to the interview and perform the story that has just been told. PT has been used in a large numbe...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Health disparities among highly vulnerable populations in the United States: a call to action for medical and oral health care.
Authors: Vanderbilt AA, Isringhausen KT, VanderWielen LM, Wright MS, Slashcheva LD, Madden MA Abstract Healthcare in the United States (US) is burdened with enormous healthcare disparities associated with a variety of factors including insurance status, income, and race. Highly vulnerable populations, classified as those with complex medical problems and/or social needs, are one of the fastest growing segments within the US. Over a decade ago, the US Surgeon General publically challenged the nation to realize the importance of oral health and its relationship to general health and well-being, yet oral health dispar...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Does peer learning or higher levels of e-learning improve learning abilities? A randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions This study applies a new way of comparing different types of e-learning using a pre-defined level division and the possibility of peer learning. Our findings show that higher levels of e-learning does in fact provide better results when compared with the same type of e-learning at lower levels. While social interaction in web forums increase student satisfaction, learning ability does not seem to change. Both findings are relevant when designing new e-learning materials. PMID: 28166018 [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

Infant mortality: a call to action overcoming health disparities in the United States.
Authors: Vanderbilt AA, Wright MS Abstract Among all of the industrialized countries, the United States has the highest infant mortality rate. Racial and ethnic disparities continue to plague the United States with a disproportionally high rate of infant death. Furthermore, racial disparities among infant and neonatal mortality rates remain a chronic health problem in the United States. These risks are based on the geographical variations in mortality and disparities among differences in maternal risk characteristics, low birth weights, and lack of access to health care. PMID: 28166019 [PubMed - in process] (So...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Instituting systems-based practice and practice-based learning and improvement: a curriculum of inquiry.
Conclusions A structured residency-based curriculum facilitates resident demonstration of SBP and practice-based learning and improvement. Residents gain knowledge and skills though this enterprise and hospitals gain access to trainees who help to solve ongoing problems and meet accreditation requirements. PMID: 28166020 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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A university system's approach to enhancing the educational mission of health science schools and institutions: the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education.
CONCLUSIONS: The UTAHSE is presented as a model for the development of other consortia-type academies that could involve several components of a university system or coalitions of several institutions. PMID: 28166021 [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

Visual mnemonics for serum protein electrophoresis.
Authors: Medina-De la Garza CE, García-Hernández M, de Los Ángeles Castro-Corona M PMID: 28166022 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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An advisory program for first- and second-year medical students: the Weill Cornell experience.
Conclusions An advising program was established at Weill Cornell Medical College that satisfied most of the students. It is important to evaluate its format regularly, from both student and advisor perspectives, in order to ensure its continued success. PMID: 28166023 [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

Teaching Billing and Coding to Medical Students: A Pilot Study.
Authors: Tran J, Cennimo D, Chen S, Altschuler EL Abstract Complex billing practices cost the US healthcare system billions of dollars annually. Coding for outpatient office visits [known as Evaluation & Management (E&M) services] is commonly particularly fraught with errors. The best way to insure proper billing and coding by practicing physicians is to teach this as part of the medical school curriculum. Here, in a pilot study, we show that medical students can learn well the basic principles from lectures. This approach is easy to implement into a medical school curriculum. PMID: 28166024 [PubMed - i...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Feasibility of scenario-based simulation training versus traditional workshops in continuing medical education: a randomized controlled trial.
This study seeks to evaluate the feasibility of incorporating simulation-based training into a CME conference and compare its effectiveness with the traditional workshop in improving knowledge and self-reported confidence. Methods Participants (N=27) were group randomized to either a simulation-based workshop or a traditional case-based workshop. Results Post-training, knowledge assessment score neither did increase significantly in the traditional group (d=0.13; p=0.76) nor did significantly decrease in the simulation group (d= - 0.44; p=0.19). Self-reported comfort in patient assessment parameters increased in both groups (p
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Career advising in family medicine: a theoretical framework for structuring the medical student/faculty advisor interview.
Conclusion This framework is intended to assist faculty in their efforts to encourage students to consider a career in family medicine. PMID: 28166026 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Assessing declarative and procedural knowledge using multiple-choice questions.
Authors: Abu-Zaid A, Khan TA PMID: 28166027 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Surgical Training and Education in Promoting Professionalism: a comparative assessment of virtue-based leadership development in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residents.
Authors: Schulz K, Puscas L, Tucci D, Woodard C, Witsell D, Esclamado RM, Lee WT Abstract Introduction Surgical Training and Education in Promoting Professionalism (STEPP) was developed in 2011 to train tomorrow's leaders during residency. It is based on virtue ethics and takes an approach similar to West Point military academy. The purpose of this research was: (i) to compare the virtue profiles of our residents with that of the military cohort using a standardized virtue assessment tool; and (ii) to assess the value of virtue education on residents. Methods As part of STEPP, otolaryngology residents participated ...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

Writing and reading in the electronic health record: an entirely new world.
This study aims to investigate physicians' self-assessed competence to document and to read EHR notes; writing and reading preferences in an EHR; and demographic characteristics associated with their perceived EHR ability and preference. METHODS: Fourteen 5-point Likert scale items, based on EHR system characteristics and a literature review, were developed to measure EHR-writing and -reading competence and preference. Physicians in the midwest region of the United States were invited via e-mail to complete the survey online from February to April 2011. Factor analysis and reliability testing were conducted to provide ...
Source: Medical Education Online - February 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Educ Online Source Type: research

The Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire Short Form (PSQ-18) as an adaptable, reliable, and validated tool for use in various settings.
Authors: Thayaparan AJ, Mahdi E PMID: 28166030 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Measuring psychological flexibility in medical students and residents: a psychometric analysis.
Authors: Palladino CL, Ange B, Richardson DS, Casillas R, Decker M, Gillies RA, House A, Rollock M, Salazar WH, Waller JL, Zeidan R, Stepleman L Abstract Purpose Psychological flexibility involves mindful awareness of our thoughts and feelings without allowing them to prohibit acting consistently with our values and may have important implications for patient-centered clinical care. Although psychological flexibility appears quite relevant to the training and development of health care providers, prior research has not evaluated measures of psychological flexibility in medical learners. Therefore, we investigated t...
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Medical students as human subjects in educational research - the importance of responder bias.
Authors: Walsh K PMID: 28166032 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Assessment in undergraduate medical education: a review of course exams.
CONCLUSION: It is essential that multiple-choice questions (MCQs) test the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and competency in medical school. Based on our findings, it is evident that our exams need to be improved to better prepare our medical students for successful completion of NBME step exams. PMID: 28166033 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Medical students as human subjects in educational research.
DISCUSSION: Our findings demonstrate that risk assessment and the extent of review utilized for medical education research vary among IRBs. Despite variability in the perception of risk implied by differing IRB requirements, students themselves felt education research was low risk and did not consider themselves to be vulnerable. The vast majority of eligible medical students were willing to participate as research subjects. Participants acknowledged the time demands of their participation and were readily able to withdraw when those burdens became unsustainable. PMID: 28166034 [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

Obstetrics and gynecology clerkship for males and females: similar curriculum, different outcomes?
Authors: Craig LB, Smith C, Crow SM, Driver W, Wallace M, Thompson BM Abstract Objective To determine if performance differences exist between male and female students on a 6-week obstetrics and gynecology (Ob/Gyn) clerkship and to evaluate potential variables that might underlie any observed variations. Study Design Final clerkship grades and component scores (clinical evaluations, objective structured clinical examination [OSCE], oral examination, and National Board of Medical Examiners [NBME] subject examination) from July 2007 to June 2010 were matched by student and analyzed by gender. Basic science grade poin...
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An identity crisis: the need for core competencies in undergraduate medical education.
Authors: Russ JB, McKenney AS, Patel AB Abstract A medical student perspective on the role of core competencies in undergraduate medical education in light of medical education reform associated with recent Flexner II. PMID: 28166036 [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

Death is not always a failure: outcomes from implementing an online virtual patient clinical case in palliative care for family medicine clerkship.
Authors: Tan A, Ross SP, Duerksen K Abstract Background The dying patient is a reality of medicine. Medical students, however, feel unprepared to effectively manage the complex end-of-life (EOL) management issues of the dying patient and want increased experiential learning in Palliative Care. Aims To address the need for more formal curriculum in EOL care, we developed and implemented an online virtual patient (VP) clinical case in Palliative Care into the 2010-2011 Year Three Family Medicine Clerkship rotation curriculum. Methods A mixed-method design was used to measure the change in knowledge and perceived prep...
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Integration of scientific research training into undergraduate medical education: a reminder call.
This article serves as a 'reminder call' highlighting the requisite to integrate scientific research training into undergraduate medical curricula. PMID: 28166038 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Are medical schools hesitant to teach undergraduate students teaching skills? A medical student's critical view.
Authors: Mileder LP Abstract Junior medical staff provides a large proportion of undergraduate student education. However, despite increasing numbers of resident-as-teacher training programs, junior doctors may still not be sufficiently prepared to teach medical students. Hence, medical schools should consider implementing formal teaching skills training into undergraduate curricula. PMID: 28166039 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Documenting clinical performance problems among medical students: feedback for learner remediation and curriculum enhancement.
Conclusions Our review form allowed clinical faculty to validate pass/fail decisions based on standardized patient ratings. Detailed information about performance problems contributes to learner feedback and curricular enhancement to guide remediation planning and faculty development. PMID: 28166040 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Medical students and psychiatry: an attitude change?
Authors: Aggarwal R, Guanci N, Caracci G, Concepcion E PMID: 28166041 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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'Uncrunching' time: medical schools' use of social media for faculty development.
Conclusions Although relatively few medical schools have embraced social media to promote faculty development, the present range of such uses demonstrates the flexibility and affordability of the tools. The most popular tools incorporate well into faculty members' existing use of technology and require minimal additional effort. Additional research into the benefits of engaging faculty through social media may help overcome hesitation to invest in new technologies. PMID: 28166042 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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A comparison of two scales for assessing health professional students' attitude toward interprofessional learning.
Conclusions Neither the RIPLS nor the IEPS has greater discriminatory ability for detecting attitude differences among the student subgroups. Reason for differences may be explained by slightly different scale constructs. The RIPLS is designed to assess students' own attitude toward interprofessional learning, while the IEPS discerns perceived attitudes about team collaboration for students' own professions and may be more appropriate for more advanced students. PMID: 28166043 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Embodied health: the effects of a mind-body course for medical students.
Conclusion A mind-body course for medical students increased self-regulation and self-compassion. Qualitative themes discussed in students' post-course essays reflected these effects. PMID: 28166044 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Improving upon the 'July effect': a collaborative, interdisciplinary orientation for internal medicine interns.
Authors: Wright M, Mankey CG, Miller BW PMID: 28166045 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Benefits and barriers among volunteer teaching faculty: comparison between those who precept and those who do not in the core pediatrics clerkship.
Authors: Ryan MS, Vanderbilt AA, Lewis TW, Madden MA Abstract Background Community-based outpatient experiences are a core component of the clinical years in medical school. Central to the success of this experience is the recruitment and retention of volunteer faculty from the community. Prior studies have identified reasons why some preceptors volunteer their time however, there is a paucity of data comparing those who volunteer from those who do not. Methods A survey was developed following a review of previous studies addressing perceptions of community-based preceptors. A non-parametric, Mann-Whitney U test wa...
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A multimethod approach for cross-cultural training in an internal medicine residency program.
Conclusions Multimethod training may improve learners' confidence and comfort with cross-cultural encounters, as well as lay the foundation for ongoing learning. Follow-up is needed to assess whether residents' perceived comfort will translate into improved patient outcomes. PMID: 28166047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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A measurement perspective on affirmative action in U.S. medical education.
Conclusions These answers should provide a useful foundation for making important decisions regarding the use of racial diversity initiatives in medical education. PMID: 28166048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Concept mapping enhances learning of biochemistry.
Authors: Surapaneni K, Tekian A Abstract BACKGROUND: Teaching basic science courses is challenging in undergraduate medical education because of the ubiquitous use of didactic lectures and reward for recall of factual information during examinations. The purpose of this study is to introduce concept maps with clinical cases (the innovative program) to improve learning of biochemistry course content. METHODS: Participants were first year medical students (n=150) from Saveetha Medical College and Hospital (India); they were randomly divided into two groups of 75, one group attending the traditional program, the o...
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Limitations of poster presentations reporting educational innovations at a major international medical education conference.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that posters presenting educational innovation are currently limited in what they offer to educators. Presenters should seek to enhance their reporting of these crucial aspects by employing existing published guidance, and organising committees may wish to consider explicitly requesting such information at the time of initial submission. PMID: 28166050 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Are students ready for meaningful use?
Conclusions MU errors among medical students are common and correlate with subsequent poor performance in multiple educational domains. These results indicate that without assessment and feedback, a substantial minority of students may not be ready to progress to more advanced MU tasks. PMID: 28166051 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Education Online)
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Using peer-assisted learning to teach basic surgical skills: medical students' experiences.
Authors: Saleh M, Sinha Y, Weinberg D Abstract Standard medical curricula in the United Kingdom (UK) typically provide basic surgical-skills teaching before medical students are introduced into the clinical environment. However, these sessions are often led by clinical teaching fellows and/or consultants. Depending on the roles undertaken (e.g., session organizers, peer tutors), a peer-assisted learning (PAL) approach may afford many benefits to teaching surgical skills. At the University of Keele's School of Medicine, informal PAL is used by the Surgical Society to teach basic surgical skills to pre-clinical stude...
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