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ABSTRACT: Survey of academic pediatric hospitalist programs in the US: Organizational, administrative, and financial factors

AbstractBACKGROUND:Many pediatric academic centers have hospital medicine programs. Anecdotal data suggest that variability exists in program structure.OBJECTIVE:To provide a description of the organizational, administrative, and financial structures of academic pediatric hospital medicine (PHM).METHODS:This online survey focused on the organizational, administrative, and financial aspects of academic PHM programs, which were defined

ABSTRACT: Integrative medicine in residency education: developing competency through online curriculum training

Abstract INTRODUCTION: The Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) program, a 200-hour Internet-based, collaborative educational initiative was implemented in 8 family medicine residency programs and has shown a potential to serve as a national model for incorporating training in integrative/complementary/alternative medicine in graduate medical education. INTERVENTION: The curriculum content was designed based on a needs

ABSTRACT: Incorporating evidence into clinical teaching: enhanced geriatrics specialty case-based residency presentations.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Case-based presentations are widely used in medical education and are a preferred education modality to teach about the care of geriatric patients across a range of medical specialties. METHODS: We incorporated evidence-based materials from topical literature syntheses into case-based presentations on the care of geriatric patients for use by specialty residents. These

ABSTRACT: The patient satisfaction chasm: the gap between hospital management and frontline clinicians — Rozenblum et al. 22 (3): 242 — BMJ Quality and Safety

Abstract Background Achieving high levels of patient satisfaction requires hospital management to be proactive in patient-centred care improvement initiatives and to engage frontline clinicians in this process. Method We developed a survey to assess the attitudes of clinicians towards hospital management activities with respect to improving patient satisfaction and surveyed clinicians in

ABSTRACT: Junior doctors’ guide to portfolio learning and building.

Abstract BACKGROUND: A portfolio is a collection of evidence supporting an individual's achievement of competencies and learning outcomes. The material included in the portfolio must be reflected upon, as reflection provides the evidence that learning has taken place. CONTEXT: Portfolio learning is important for two principal reasons: assessment of the trainee, and for lifelong

ABSTRACT: Stages of competency for medical procedures.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Basic medical procedures have historically been taught at the bedside, without a formal curriculum. The supervision of basic procedures is often provided by the next most senior member of the health care team, who themselves may have very little experience. This approach does not allow for preparatory reading or deliberate

ABSTRACT: Asynchronous discussion: a comparison of larger and smaller discussion group size.

Abstract AIM: To explore the effect of size and strategy on asynchronous discussions (AD) in a small baccalaureate nursing program. BACKGROUND: As the prevalence of e-learning increases in nursing education, the use of AD as a learning strategy will increase. Because the AD can be engaging, group size should be considered to enhance learning. METHOD: Descriptive,

ABSTRACT: Automatic keyphrase annotation of scientific documents using Wikipedia and genetic algorithms

Abstract Topical annotation of documents with keyphrases is a proven method for revealing the subject of scientific and research documents to both human readers and information retrieval systems. This article describes a machine learning-based keyphrase annotation method for scientific documents that utilizes Wikipedia as a thesaurus for candidate selection from documents’

ABSTRACT: Incorporating iPads into a preclinical curriculum: A pilot study.

Abstract Background: The incorporation of technology into medical education is critical for learners. Little is known about the effect of integrating iPad technology into undergraduate medical education. Aims: We introduced iPads into the first-year curriculum in 2011-2012. We aimed to evaluate students' use of, and attitudes toward, the iPad. Methods: We

ABSTRACT: The Ethics of Conducting Graduate Medical Education Research on Residents.

Abstract The field of graduate medical education (GME) research is attracting increased attention and broader participation. The authors review the special ethical and methodological considerations pertaining to medical education research. Because residents are at once a convenient and captive study population, a risk of coercion exists, making the provision of consent