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MANUSCRIPT: Real-time use of the iPad by third-year medical students for clinical decision support and learning: a mixed methods study.

PURPOSE: Despite widespread use of mobile technology in medical education, medical students' use of mobile technology for clinical decision support and learning is not well understood. Three key questions were explored in this extensive mixed methods study: 1) how medical students used mobile technology in the care of patients, 2) the

MANUSCRIPT: Growing a professional network to over 3000 members in less than 4 years

BACKGROUND: Use of Web 2.0 and social media technologies has become a new area of research among health professionals. Much of this work has focused on the use of technologies for health self-management and the ways technologies support communication between care providers and consumers. This paper addresses a new use of

MANUSCRIPT: Is content really king? An objective analysis of the public’s response to medical videos on YouTube.

Medical educators and patients are turning to YouTube to teach and learn about medical conditions. These videos are from authors whose credibility cannot be verified & are not peer reviewed. As a result, studies that have analyzed the educational content of YouTube have reported dismal results. These studies have been

MANUSCRIPT: Online continuing medical education (CME) for GPs: does it work? A systematic review.

BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have assessed the effectiveness of online continuing medical education (CME) designed to improve healthcare professionals' care of patients. The effects of online educational interventions targeted at general practitioners (GP), however, have not been systematically reviewed. METHODS: A computer search was conducted through seven databases for studies assessing changes in GPs'

MANUSCRIPT: Responding to a changing nation: are faculty prepared for cross-cultural conversations and care?

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The United States is becoming increasingly diverse. Health disparities continue with little improvement despite national policies and standards. Medical institutions are modifying their curricula; however, little is known about faculty attitudes and comfort in addressing cultural issues. The purpose of this study was to determine faculty attitudes, self-perceived

MANUSCRIPT: The effectiveness of continuing medical education for specialist recertification

Evolving professional, social and political pressures highlight the importance of lifelong learning for clinicians. Continuing medical education CME facilitates lifelong learning and is a fundamental factor in the maintenance of certification. The type of CME differs between surgical and non-surgical specialties. CME methods of teaching include lectures, workshops, conferences and

MANUSCRIPT: Using an ACTIVE teaching format versus a standard lecture format for increasing resident interaction and knowledge achievement during noon conference: a prospective, controlled study

Results Sixty-nine internal medicine residents participated in the study. Overall, there was an improvement in perceived engagement using the ACTIVE teaching format (4.78 vs. 3.80, P < 0.01), with no increase in stress or decrement in break time. There was an improvement in initial knowledge achievement with the ACTIVE teaching format

MANUSCRIPT: Engaging responsibly with social media: the BJUI Guidelines

Social media has also become very popular amongst healthcare professionals both on a personal and professional basis. The reach and engagement which social media enables, along with the incredible speed with which information is disseminated, clearly creates opportunities for advances in healthcare communication. However, because healthcare professionals also have serious

MANUSCRIPT: The role of primary care physicians in early diagnosis and treatment of chronic gastrointestinal diseases.

Chronic gastrointestinal disorders are a source of substantial morbidity, mortality, and cost. They are common in general practice, and the primary care physician PCP has a central role in the early detection and management of these problems. The need to make cost-effective diagnostic and treatment decisions, avoid unnecessary investigation and

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