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MANUSCRIPT: An electronic portfolio for quantitative assessment of surgical skills in undergraduate medical education

BACKGROUND: We evaluated a newly designed electronic portfolio (e-Portfolio) that provided quantitative evaluation of surgical skills. Medical students at the University of Seville used the e-Portfolio on a voluntary basis for evaluation of their performance in undergraduate surgical subjects. METHODS: Our new web-based e-Portfolio was designed to evaluate surgical practical knowledge and skills

MANUSCRIPT: Evaluation of standardized doctor’s orders as an educational tool for undergraduate medical students

BACKGROUND: Standardized doctor's orders are replacing traditional order writing in teaching hospitals. The impact of this shift in practice on medical education is unknown. It is possible that preprinted orders interfere with knowledge acquisition and retention by not requiring active decision-making. The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact

Quality of care of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer: a report of a performance improvement initiative

BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In recent years, significant advancements have been made in the molecular characterization of tumors, and the availability of new agents to treat non-small-cell lung cancer has increased. Despite these achievements, optimal care of patients with this condition

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 These videos are from authors whose credibility cannot be verified & are not peer reviewed.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

Teaching Anatomy in the XXI Century: New Aspects and Pitfalls.

Anatomy has historically been a cornerstone in medical education regardless of nation, racial background, or medical school system. By learning gross anatomy, medical students get a first "impression" about the structure of the human body which is the basis for understanding pathologic and clinical problems. Although the importance of teaching

QNOTE: an instrument for measuring the quality of EHR clinical notes

Background and objective The outpatient clinical note documents the clinician's information collection, problem assessment, and patient management, yet there is currently no validated instrument to measure the quality of the electronic clinical note. This study evaluated the validity of the QNOTE instrument, which assesses 12 elements in the clinical note,

MANUSCRIPT: Audio podcasts in practical courses in biochemistry – cost-efficient e-learning in a well-proven format from radio broadcasting

Introduction: Audio podcasts are an e-learning format that may help to motivate students to deal with the contents of medical education more intensely. We adopted a well-proven format from radio broadcasting, the radio documentary, to direct the listeners' attention to information about practical courses in biochemistry over a period of

MANUSCRIPT: Training of leadership skills in medical education

Background: Effective team performance is essential in the delivery of high-quality health-care. Leadership skills therefore are an important part of physicians everyday clinical life. To date, the development of leadership skills are underrepresented in medical curricula. Appropriate training methods for equipping doctors with these leadership skills are highly desirable. Objective:

MANUSCRIPT: Simulation based education – models for teaching surgical skills in general practice

BACKGROUND: Simulation based education is an accepted method of teaching procedural skills in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. There is an increasing need for developing authentic simulation models for use in general practice training. OBJECTIVE: This article describes the preparation of three simulation models to teach general practice registrars basic surgical skills,

MANUSCRIPT: Physicians perceptions of an educational support system integrated into an electronic health record.

The purpose of this study is to determine the perceptions by physicians of an educational system integrated into an electronic health record (EHR). Traditional approaches to continuous medical education (CME) have not shown improvement in patient health care outcomes. Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (HIBA) has implemented a system that