Category : Medical Education

ABSTRACT: How preferred learning approaches change with time: a survey of GPs and GP Specialist Trainees

Background The Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST) questionnaire assesses whether learners prefer a deep, strategic or surface approach to learning. This study aimed to establish the effect of time since qualification, gender and work role on ASSIST scores of General Practitioners (GPs) and GP Specialist Trainees (GPSTs).

ABSTRACT: Objectively measured interprofessional education outcome and factors that enhance program effectiveness: A systematic review

Several studies have been conducted to evaluate the implementation of interprofessional education (IPE) across the globe. By looking at the timeline of each previous study, it can be inferred that the implementation of IPE has been improving continuously. However, the effectiveness of IPE still cannot be easily generalized due to

ABSTRACT: Subjective awareness of ultrasound expertise development: individual experience as a determinant of overconfidence

Medical decision-making requires years of experience in order to develop an adequate level of competence to successfully engage in safe practice. While diagnostic and technical skills are essential, an awareness of the extent and limits of our own knowledge and skills is critical. The present study examines clinicians' subjective awareness

ABSTRACT: The Use of Smartphones in Different Phases of Medical School and its Relationship to Internet Addiction and Learning Approaches

The use of smartphones is revolutionizing the way information is acquired, leading to profound modifications in teaching medicine. Nevertheless, inadvertent use can negatively affect student learning. The present study aims to evaluate smartphone use in the educational context as well as Internet addiction and its repercussions on surface and deep

ABSTRACT: A Four-Week Reflective Writing Program in the Psychiatry Clerkship: Testing Effects on Reflective Capacity

OBJECTIVE: Reflective capacity is the ability to review and reconstruct the importance, emotional impact, and outcomes of an experience to give it added meaning and context. In medicine, greater reflective capacity is associated with greater empathy and diagnostic accuracy. This project implemented a four-week reflective writing curriculum for third-year medical students

ABSTRACT: A cross-sectional study of learning styles among continuing medical education participants.

PURPOSE:Experiential learning has been suggested as a framework for planning continuing medical education (CME). We aimed to (1) determine participants' learning styles at traditional CME courses and (2) explore associations between learning styles and participant characteristics.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Cross-sectional study of all participants (n = 393) at two Mayo Clinic CME courses who

A Fully Mobile-Optimized, Modern Solution

Increasingly information gathering is happening with professionals away from the classrooms, lecture halls, and even desktop personal computers. Lifelong learning is no longer anchored to encyclopedia or mail order VHS course ware. Most recently, adult learners have demanded more flexibility and accessibility in their professional development....and these demands do not

ABSTRACT: Education to Improve Dementia Care: Impact of a Structured Clinical Reasoning Approach

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dementia often goes undiagnosed. A workshop was developed to provide primary care clinicians with a structured clinical reasoning approach to dementia diagnosis and brain map tool to differentiate type of dementia. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of this approach on self-perceived changes in

ABSTRACT: A Call to Investigate the Relationship Between Education and Health Outcomes Using Big Data

There exists an assumption that improving medical education will improve patient care. While seemingly logical, this premise has rarely been investigated. In this Invited Commentary, the authors propose the use of big data to test this assumption. The authors present a few example research studies linking education and patient care

ABSTRACT: Flipped classroom improves student learning in health professions education: a meta-analysis

BACKGROUND:The use of flipped classroom approach has become increasingly popular in health professions education. However, no meta-analysis has been published that specifically examines the effect of flipped classroom versus traditional classroom on student learning. This study examined the findings of comparative articles through a meta-analysis in order to summarize the