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Category : Medical Education

MANUSCRIPT: Impact of continuing medical education in cancer diagnosis on GP knowledge, attitude and readiness to investigate

BACKGROUND: Continuing medical education (CME) in earlier cancer diagnosis was launched in Denmark in 2012 as part of the Danish National Cancer Plan. The CME programme was introduced to improve the recognition among general practitioners (GPs) of symptoms suggestive of cancer and improve the selection of patients requiring urgent investigation. This

ABSTRACT: Patient safety and quality improvement: a ‘CLER’ time to move beyond peripheral participation

In the United States, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has instituted a new program, the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER), that places focus in six important areas of the resident and fellow working and learning environment. Two of these areas are patient safety and quality improvement (QI).

ABSTRACT: Medical student attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in medical education: a critical review

BACKGROUND: This paper aims to remedy a gap in the knowledge by presenting the first critical review of the literature on major themes relating to medical students perceptions and attitudes towards the exponentially growing field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). METHODS: After a comprehensive database search of the literature, 21 papers were

ABSTRACT: Use of Team-Based Learning Pedagogy for Internal Medicine Ambulatory Resident Teaching

BACKGROUND:Team-based learning (TBL) is used in undergraduate medical education to facilitate higher-order content learning, promote learner engagement and collaboration, and foster positive learner attitudes. There is a paucity of data on the use of TBL in graduate medical education. Our aim was to assess resident engagement, learning, and faculty/resident satisfaction

MANUSCRIPT: The Effect of a Freely Available Flipped Classroom Course on Health Care Worker Patient Safety Culture: A Prospective Controlled Study

Background: Patient safety culture is an integral aspect of good standard of care. A good patient safety culture is believed to be a prerequisite for safe medical care. However, there is little evidence on whether general education can enhance patient safety culture. Objective: Our aim was to assess the impact of

ABSTRACT: FOAMSearch.net: A custom search engine for emergency medicine and critical care

The number of online resources read by and pertinent to clinicians has increased dramatically. However, most healthcare professionals still use mainstream search engines as their primary port of entry to the resources on the Internet. These search engines use algorithms that do not make it easy to find clinician-oriented resources.

MANUSCRIPT: Moving Knowledge Acquisition From the Lecture Hall to the Student Home: A Prospective Intervention Study

BACKGROUND: Podcasts are popular with medical students, but the impact of podcast use on learning outcomes in undergraduate medical education has not been studied in detail. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the impact of podcasts accompanied by quiz questions and lecture attendance on short- and medium-term knowledge retention. METHODS: Students enrolled for a cardio-respiratory

ABSTRACT: Is there a need for a specific educational scholarship for using e-learning in medical education?

We propose the need for a specific educational scholarship when using e-learning in medical education. Effective e-learning has additional factors that require specific critical attention, including the design and delivery of e-learning. An important aspect is the recognition that e-learning is a complex intervention, with several interconnecting components that have

ABSTRACT: Effects of Mobile Learning in Medical Education: A Counterfactual Evaluation

The aim of this research is to contribute to the general system education providing new insights and resources. This study performs a quasi-experimental study at University of Salamanca with 30 students to compare results between using an anatomic app for learning and the formal traditional method conducted by a teacher.

MANUSCRIPT: What makes a doctor a scholar: a systematic review and content analysis of outcome frameworks

BACKGROUND: Many national outcome frameworks (OF) call for a sound scholarship education and scholarly behaviour of physicians. Educators however are known to interpret the scholar role in markedly different ways and at least one major initiative to unify several national outcome frameworks failed to agree on a common definition of the