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ABSTRACT: Patient outcomes in simulation-based medical education: a systematic review

OBJECTIVES: Evaluating the patient impact of health professions education is a societal priority with many challenges. Researchers would benefit from a summary of topics studied and potential methodological problems. We sought to summarize key information on patient outcomes identified in a comprehensive systematic review of simulation-based instruction. DATA SOURCES: Systematic search of MEDLINE,

ABSTRACT: A critical review of simulation-based mastery learning with translational outcomes

OBJECTIVES:This article has two objectives. Firstly, we critically review simulation-based mastery learning SBML research in medical education, evaluate its implementation and immediate results, and document measured downstream translational outcomes in terms of improved patient care practices, better patient outcomes and collateral effects. Secondly, we briefly address implementation science and its

RESOURCE: The Third Hurdle to Flipping Your Class

Before a teacher flips, they must be convinced that there must be a better way than the didactic method of lecture, notes, test.  You can read more about this hurdle here.  The second hurdle is the technology hurdle.  Teachers must have the knowledge, training, and expertise to navigate the technology hurdle. 

RESOURCE: The Second Hurdle to Flipping Your Class

In a previous blog, I talked about the number one hurdle: that of flipping the mind of the teacher.  We must rethink what class looks like.  If this hurdle is not overcome the rest of the hurdles will not matter.  In this series of posts I will highlight the other three

ABSTRACT: Simulation techniques in the anatomy curriculum: review of literature

Modern medical education faces a problem of combining the latest technology, procedures and information with classic teaching methods. Simulation is a technique, which replaces or amplifies doctor-patient experiences in controlled conditions and therefore evokes or replicates substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive manner. The basic course

MANUSCRIPT: Medical students’ perception of their educational environment

Background: Students' perception of the environment within which they study has shown to have a significant impact on their behavior, academic progress and sense of well-being. This study was undertaken to evaluate the students' perception of their learning environment in an Indian medical school following traditional curricula and to study

MANUSCRIPT: A real-time locating system observes physician time-motion patterns during walk-rounds: a pilot study

BACKGROUND: Walk-rounds, a common component of medical education, usually consist of a combination of teaching outside the patient room as well as in the presence of the patient, known as bedside teaching. The proportion of time dedicated to bedside teaching has been declining despite research demonstrating its benefits. Increasing complexities of

ABSTRACT: How we “breathed life” into problem-based learning cases using a mobile application

Background: Problem-based learning (PBL) has been widely adopted in medical education. Learners become bored with paper-based cases as they progress through their studies. Aim: To breathe life (i.e. develop virtual patients) into paper-based PBL cases. Methods: The "patients" in paper-based PBL cases in one Year 2 were transformed into virtual

RESOURCE: Study: Massive Online Courses Enroll An Average Of 43,000 Students, 10% Completion

Massively Open Online Courses are becoming more mainstream, as more top-tier universities give the public access to their courses. A new study demonstrates continued wide-spread popularity with part-time students looking to substitute otherwise cat-video-filled downtime with ivy league lectures. Examining public data from 279 courses from the most popular MOOC providers