Category : Education Technology

ABSTRACT: Twitter in urology and other surgical specialties at global conferences

BACKGROUND: Over recent years, Twitter has demonstrated an expanding role in scientific discussion, surgical news and conferences. This study evaluates the role of Twitter in urological conferences, with comparison to other surgical specialties. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of Twitter metrics during the two largest recent English-speaking conferences for each surgical specialty was performed.

ABSTRACT: Instant Messaging in Dental Education.

Instant messaging (IM) is when users communicate instantly via their mobile devices, and it has become one of the most preferred choices of tools to communicate amongst health professions students. The aim of this study was to understand how dental students communicate via IM, faculty members' perspectives on using IM

ABSTRACT: Electronic and postal reminders for improving immunisation coverage in children

INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, suboptimal immunisation coverage causes the deaths of more than one million children under five from vaccine-preventable diseases every year. Reasons for suboptimal coverage are multifactorial, and a combination of interventions is needed to improve compliance with immunisation schedules. One intervention relies on reminders, where the health system prompts caregivers

eLearning Head-to-Head Trial Results

  This comparative analysis revealed that clinician learners who participated in the ArcheViewer-powered education demonstrated changes in knowledge and competence that were nearly FOUR-times greater than that of the control group who participated in a traditional online series utilizing the same primary video content.                    

MANUSCRIPT: Tackling student neurophobia in neurosciences block with team-based learning

INTRODUCTION: Traditionally, neurosciences is perceived as a difficult course in undergraduate medical education with literature suggesting use of the term "Neurophobia" (fear of neurology among medical students). Instructional strategies employed for the teaching of neurosciences in undergraduate curricula traditionally include a combination of lectures, demonstrations, practical classes, problem-based learning and clinico-pathological

ABSTRACT: Barriers and Facilitators to Effective Feedback: A Qualitative Analysis of Data From Multispecialty Resident Focus Groups

BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of feedback, the literature suggests that there is inadequate feedback in graduate medical education. OBJECTIVE: We explored barriers and facilitators that residents in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgery experience with giving and receiving feedback during their clinical training. METHODS: Residents from 3 geographically diverse teaching institutions were recruited

ABSTRACT: Interprofessional Podiatric Surgical Simulation A Pilot Study.

BACKGROUND: Interprofessional collaboration is key to quality outcomes in the health-care systems of today. Simulation is a common tool in podiatric medical education, and interprofessional education has become more common in podiatric medicine programs. Interprofessional simulation is the blending of these educational strategies. METHODS: A quantitative design was used to determine the impact

ABSTRACT: Emotional Intelligence and Simulation

Emotional intelligence (EI) is an established concept in the business literature with evidence that it is an important factor in determining career achievement. There is increasing interest in the role that EI has in medical training, but it is still a nascent field. This article reviews the EI literature most

MANUSCRIPT: Free open access medical education can help rural clinicians deliver ‘quality care, out there’.

Rural clinicians require expertise across a broad range of specialties, presenting difficulty in maintaining currency of knowledge and application of best practice. Free open access medical education is a new paradigm in continuing professional education. Use of the internet and social media allows a globally accessible crowd-sourced adjunct, providing inline