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MANUSCRIPT: Social media guidelines and best practices: recommendations from the council of residency directors social media task force

Social media has become a staple of everyday life among over one billion people worldwide. A social networking presence has become a hallmark of vibrant and transparent communications. It has quickly become the preferred method of communication and information sharing. It offers the ability for various entities, especially residency programs,

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

MANUSCRIPT: OnlineTED.com – a novel web-based audience response system for higher education. A pilot study to evaluate user acceptance.

Background and aim: Audience response (AR) systems are increasingly used in undergraduate medical education. However, high costs and complexity of conventional AR systems often limit their use. Here we present a novel AR system that is platform independent and does not require hardware clickers or additional software to be installed.

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: Study Measures Benefits of a ‘Flipped’ Pharmacy Course

A study comparing traditional and “flipped” versions of a pharmacy-school course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that students much preferred the flipped course and got better grades on the final examination. The flipped course replaced in-class lectures with videos that the students watched before they

MANUSCRIPT: Validating e-learning in continuing pharmacy education: user acceptance and knowledge change

BackgroundContinuing pharmacy education is becoming mandatory in most countries in order to keep the professional license valid. Increasing number of pharmacists are now using e-learning as part of their continuing education. Consequently, the increasing popularity of this method of education calls for standardization and validation practices. The conducted research explored

MANUSCRIPT: Transparency in medical error disclosure: the need for formal teaching in undergraduate medical education curriculum

As ‘practice makes perfect’, we believe that the incorporation of formal teaching of transparent medical error disclosure in medical curricula is greatly needed. Medical schools play central roles in cultivating the significance and developing the communication skills needed for proficient and effective medical error disclosure. Moreover, they play key roles

MANUSCRIPT: Clinicians should be aware of their responsibilities as role models: a case report on the impact of poor role modeling

Background : Role modeling is an important and valuable educational method. It is predominant throughout under-graduate medical education, and attributes of exemplary medical role models are manifold. Aim : This article describes the impact of poor role modeling on medical students' professional and personal development on the basis of a

MANUSCRIPT: eLearning among Canadian anesthesia residents: a survey of podcast use and content needs

BACKGROUND: Podcasts are increasingly being used in medical education. In this study, we conducted a survey of Canadian anesthesia residents to better delineate the content needs, format preferences, and usage patterns among anesthesia residents. METHODS: 10/16 Canadian anesthesia program directors, representing 443/659 Canadian anesthesia residents, allowed their residents to be included in the

MANUSCRIPT: Effectiveness of national evidence-based medicine competition in Taiwan

BACKGROUND: Competition and education are intimately related and can be combined in many ways. The role of competition in medical education of evidence-based medicine (EBM) has not been investigated. In order to enhance the dissemination and implementation of EBM in Taiwan, EBM competitions have been established among healthcare professionals. This study