Category : Medical Education

ABSTRACT: Can Item Keyword Feedback Help Remediate Knowledge Gaps?

BACKGROUND : In graduate medical education, assessment results can effectively guide professional development when both assessment and feedback support a formative model. When individuals cannot directly access the test questions and responses, a way of using assessment results formatively is to provide item keyword feedback. OBJECTIVE : The purpose of the following study was to

ABSTRACT: Educating physicians in evidence based medicine: current practices and curricular strategies

INTRODUCTION: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is an expectation of professional healthcare and a requisite component of medical school curricula. However, upon graduation medical students' EBM skills have been found lacking suggesting a need to examine EBM training. METHODS: This PhD report presents two studies on EBM education. The first study is a literature review that describes and

ABSTRACT: Creativity in Medical Education: The Value of Having Medical Students Make Stuff

What is the value of having medical students engage in creative production as part of their learning? Creating something new requires medical students to take risks and even to fail--something they tend to be neither accustomed to nor comfortable with doing. "Making stuff" can help students prepare for such failures

MANUSCRIPT: Online courses to create a foundation for sex and gender accountability in biomedical research and treatment

BACKGROUND: Sex and gender differences play a significant role in the course and outcome of conditions that affect specific organ systems in the human body. Research on differences in the effects of medical intervention has helped scientists develop a number of sex- and gender-specific guidelines on the treatment and management of

MANUSCRIPT: Substance Misuse Education for Physicians: Why Older People are Important

This perspective article focuses on the need for training and education for undergraduate medical students on substance-related disorders, and describes initiatives undertaken in the United Kingdom (UK), Netherlands, United States (US), and Norway to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed by future doctors to treat patients adequately. In addition,

MANUSCRIPT: Standardized Patient’s Views About their Role in the Teaching-Learning Process of Undergraduate Basic Science Medical Students

INTRODUCTION: Standardized Patients (SPs) are widely used in medical education. SPs have a number of advantages but also have certain limitations. At the institution, SPs have been used since January 2013 for both teaching-learning and assessment during the basic science years of the undergraduate medical program. AIM: The present study was conducted to

ABSTRACT: Engaging medical undergraduates in question making: a novel way to reinforcing learning in physiology

The monotony of conventional didactic lectures makes students less attentive toward learning, and they tend to memorize isolated facts without understanding, just for the sake of passing exams. Therefore, to promote a habit of gaining indepth knowledge of basic sciences in medical undergraduates along with honing of their communication and

ABSTRACT: Quality improvement utilizing in-situ simulation for a dual-hospital pediatric code response team

OBJECTIVE: Given the rarity of in-hospital pediatric emergency events, identification of gaps and inefficiencies in the code response can be difficult. In-situ, simulation-based medical education programs can identify unrecognized systems-based challenges. We hypothesized that developing an in-situ, simulation-based pediatric emergency response program would identify latent inefficiencies in a complex, dual-hospital pediatric

MANUSCRIPT: Effect of warning symbols in combination with education on the frequency of erroneously crushing medication in nursing homes: an uncontrolled before and after study

OBJECTIVES: Residents of nursing homes often have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), which complicates the administration of solid oral dosage formulations. Erroneously crushing medication is common, but few interventions have been tested to improve medication safety. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of warning symbols in combination with education on the frequency of erroneously

ABSTRACT: A Novel Specialty-Specific, Collaborative Faculty Development Opportunity in Education Research

PURPOSE: For the busy clinician-educator, accessing opportunities that develop the skills and knowledge necessary to perform education research can be problematic. The Medical Education Research Certification at Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (MERC at CORD) Scholars' Program is a potential alternative. The current study evaluates the program's outcomes after five