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Category : Medical Education

MANUSCRIPT: Patients as teachers: a randomised controlled trial on the use of personal stories of harm to raise awareness of patient safety for doctors in training

BACKGROUND: Patient safety training often provides learners with a health professional's perspective rather than the patient's. Personal narratives of health-related harm allow patients to share their stories with health professionals to influence clinical behaviour by rousing emotions and improving attitudes to safety. AIM: This study measured the impact of patient narratives used to

MANUSCRIPT: Key characteristics of successful quality improvement curricula in physician education: a realist review

PURPOSE: Quality improvement (QI) is a common competency that must be taught in all physician training programmes, yet, there is no clear best approach to teach this content in clinical settings. We conducted a realist systematic review of the existing literature in QI curricula within the clinical setting, highlighting examples of

MANUSCRIPT: A mixed-method research to investigate the adoption of mobile devices and Web2.0 technologies among medical students and educators

ACKGROUND: The past decade has witnessed the increasing adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in medical education. Recently, the notion of digital habitats, Web 2.0 supported learning environments, has also come onto the scene. While there has been initial research on the use of digital habitats for educational purposes, very limited research

ABSTRACT: From chalkboard, slides, and paper to e-learning: How computing technologies have transformed anatomical sciences education

Until the late-twentieth century, primary anatomical sciences education was relatively unenhanced by advanced technology and dependent on the mainstays of printed textbooks, chalkboard- and photographic projection-based classroom lectures, and cadaver dissection laboratories. But over the past three decades, diffusion of innovations in computer technology transformed the practices of anatomical education

ABSTRACT: Practical trials in medical education: linking theory, practice and decision making

CONTEXT: Concerns have been raised over the gap between education theory and practice and how research can contribute to inform decision makers on their choices and priorities. Little is known about how educational theories and research outcomes produced under optimal conditions in highly controlled settings generalise to the real-life education context.

ABSTRACT: Variation in general practitioners’ information-seeking behaviour – a cross-sectional study

OBJECTIVE: To assess general practitioners' (GPs') information-seeking behaviour and perceived importance of sources of scientific medical information and to investigate associations with GP characteristics. DESIGN: A national cross-sectional survey was distributed electronically in December 2013. SETTING: Danish general practice. SUBJECTS: A population of 3440 GPs (corresponding to approximately 96% of all Danish GPs). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: GPs' use and

ABSTRACT: Improving Learner Handovers in Medical Education

Multiple studies have demonstrated that the information included in the Medical Student Performance Evaluation fails to reliably predict medical students' future performance. This faulty transfer of information can lead to harm when poorly prepared students fail out of residency or, worse, are shuttled through the medical education system without an

ABSTRACT: Social network analysis in medical education

CONTENT:Humans are fundamentally social beings. The social systems within which we live our lives (families, schools, workplaces, professions, friendship groups) have a significant influence on our health, success and well-being. These groups can be characterised as networks and analysed using social network analysis.SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS:Social network analysis is a mainly

ABSTRACT: Lecture Evaluations by Medical Students: Concepts That Correlate With Scores

PURPOSE: The didactic lecture remains one of the most popular teaching formats in medical education; yet, factors that most influence lecturing success in radiology education are unknown. The purpose of this study is to identify patterns of narrative student feedback that are associated with relatively higher and lower evaluation scores. METHODS: All student

ABSTRACT: A Narrative Review and Novel Framework for Application of Team-Based Learning

BACKGROUND : Team-based learning (TBL) promotes problem solving and teamwork, and has been applied as an instructional method in undergraduate medical education with purported benefits. Although TBL curricula have been implemented for residents, no published systematic reviews or guidelines exist for the development and use of TBL in graduate medical education (GME). OBJECTIVE : To