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MANUSCRIPT: Social media beliefs and usage among family medicine residents and practicing family physicians.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Incorporation of social media (SM) use in medicine is gaining support. The Internet is now a popular medium for people to solicit medical information. Usage of social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, is growing daily and provides physicians with nearly instantaneous access to large populations for both

MANUSCRIPT: Impact of organizations on healthcare-associated infections.

Resolving the challenges presented by healthcare-associated infections requires a 'whole healthcare economy' perspective encompassing the interactions between biological, therapeutic, and structural factors. The importance and influence of organizational characteristics is receiving increasing attention. This article reviews some keys features that can facilitate the success of patient safety initiatives related to

MANUSCRIPT: How can clinician-educator training programs be optimized to match clinician motivations and concerns?

BACKGROUND: Several medical schools have implemented programs aimed at supporting clinician-educators with formal mentoring, training, and experience in undergraduate medical teaching. However, consensus program design has yet to be established, and the effectiveness of these programs in terms of producing quality clinician-educator teaching remains unclear. The goal of this study was

MANUSCRIPT: The future role of the family physician in the United States: a rigorous exercise in definition

As the U.S. health care delivery system undergoes rapid transformation, there is an urgent need to define a comprehensive, evidence-based role for the family physician. A Role Definition Group made up of members of seven family medicine organizations developed a statement defining the family physician's role in meeting the needs

MANUSCRIPT: Resident duty hour changes: impact in the patient-centered medical home

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Family medicine residency programs are challenged with balancing hospital-based training with a longitudinal primary care continuity experience. In response to the Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) Initiative, the University of Missouri (MU) Family Medicine Residency Program sought to increase the presence of its residents in their

MANUSCRIPT: What can we learn from narratives in medical education?

Medical literature has demonstrated the effectiveness of narrative writing in enhancing self-reflection and empathy, which opens the door for deeper understanding of patients' experiences of illness. Similarly, it promotes practitioner well-being. Therefore, it is no surprise that narrative writing finds a new home in medical education. The Accreditation Council of

MANUSCRIPT: Learning behaviour and preferences of family medicine residents under a flexible academic curriculum

OBJECTIVE: To determine family medicine residents' learning behaviour and preferences outside of clinical settings in order to help guide the development of an effective academic program that can maximize their learning. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive analysis of academic learning logs submitted by residents as part of their academic training requirements between 2008 and 2011. SETTING: London,

MANUSCRIPT: Continuing medical education revisited: theoretical assumptions and practical implications: a qualitative study

Recent research has evidenced that although investment in Continuing Medical Education CME, both in terms of participation as well as financial resources allocated to it, has been steadily increasing to catch up with accelerating advances in health information and technology, effectiveness of CME is reported to be rather limited. Poor

MANUSCRIPT: Continuing medical education revisited: theoretical assumptions and practical implications: a qualitative study

Recent research has evidenced that although investment in Continuing Medical Education CME, both in terms of participation as well as financial resources allocated to it, has been steadily increasing to catch up with accelerating advances in health information and technology, effectiveness of CME is reported to be rather limited. Poor

MANUSCRIPT: Evaluating the Guideline Enhancement Tool (GET): an innovative clinical training tool to enhance the use of hypertension guidelines in general practice

BackgroundThis project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an innovative educational intervention in enhancing clinical decision making related to the management of hypertension in general practice. The relatively low level of uptake of clinical practice guidelines by clinicians is widely recognised as a problem that impacts on clinical outcomes. This