Category : Medical Education

ABSTRACT: Twelve tips for reducing production time and increasing long-term usability of instructional video

The use of instructional video is increasing across all disciplines and levels of education. Although video has a number of distinct advantages for course delivery and student learning, it can also be time-consuming and resource-intensive to produce, which imposes a burden on busy faculty. With video poised to play a

What We’ve Learned about Note-taking in Continuing Education

If we go all the way back (now nearly 6 years ago) to the original Learning Actions research project, one of the first insights gained was that note-taking is a nearly universal behavior that clinician-learners rely on to support their learning process. In fact, from my initial interviews I found

MANUSCRIPT: Strengthening care teams to improve adherence in cystic fibrosis: a qualitative practice assessment and quality improvement initiative

Background Treatment regimens for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are complex, time consuming, and burdensome, and adherence to CF treatment is suboptimal. CF care teams play a critical role in supporting patients’ chronic self-management skills, but there is no uniform method for assessing patients’ adherence to treatment or standard interventions to

ABSTRACT: Root Cause Analysis and Actions for the Prevention of Medical Errors: Quality Improvement and Resident Education

The quality of care delivered by orthopedic surgeons continues to grow in importance. Multiple orthopedic programs, organizations, and committees have been created to measure the quality of surgical care and reduce the incidence of medical adverse events. Structured root cause analysis and actions (RCA2) has become an area of interest.

MANUSCRIPT: Effectiveness of an individual, online e-learning program about sexually transmitted infections: a prospective cohort study

Background: Primary health-care professionals play an important role in the treatment and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI). Continuing Medical Education (CME)-courses can influence the knowledge and behavior of health-care professionals concerning STI. We performed a prospective cohort study to evaluate if the individual and online e-learning program “The STI-consultation”, which uses the

ABSTRACT: How Exemplary Inpatient Teaching Physicians Foster Clinical Reasoning

PURPOSE: Clinical reasoning is a crucial component of training in health professions. These cognitive skills are necessary to provide quality care and avoid diagnostic error. Much previous literature has focused on teaching clinical reasoning in non-clinical environments and does not include learner reflections. The authors sought to explore, through multiple perspectives

ABSTRACT: Motivating medical students by utilizing dermatology-oriented online quizzes

BACKGROUND: Online quiz competitions can facilitate extra-classroom interactions between faculty and medical students. Owing to decreased class attendance nationwide, teaching faculty might revamp their approach to medical education by providing online resources and methods for communication. OBJECTIVE: To explore if the use of online quizzes and social media can result in improved interactions

ABSTRACT: Engaging Physician Learners Through a Web-Based Platform: Individualized End-of-Life Education

BACKGROUND: Web-based modules provide a convenient and low-cost education platform, yet should be carefully designed to ensure that learners are actively engaged. In order to improve attitudes and knowledge in end-of-life (EOL) care, we developed a web-based educational module that employed hyperlinks to allow users access to auxiliary resources: clinical guidelines

ABSTRACT: Fostering the Development of Master Adaptive Learners: A Conceptual Model to Guide Skill Acquisition in Medical Education

Change is ubiquitous in health care, making continuous adaptation necessary for clinicians to provide the best possible care to their patients. The authors propose that developing the capabilities of a Master Adaptive Learner will provide future physicians with strategies for learning in the health care environment and for managing change

ABSTRACT: The effectiveness of internet-based e-learning on clinician behavior and patient outcomes: a systematic review protocol

REVIEW QUESTION/OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to identify, appraise and synthesize the best available evidence for the effectiveness of internet-based e-learning programs on health care professional behavior and patient outcomes. BACKGROUND: Technological innovation has not only impacted social change in recent years but has been the prime driver of educational