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MANUSCRIPT: The association between academic engagement and achievement in health sciences students

Background Educational institutions play an important role in encouraging student engagement, being necessary to know how engaged are students at university and if this factor is involved in student success. To explore the association between academic engagement and achievement. Methods Cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of 304 students of Health Sciences. They were asked

ABSTRACT: Stages of competency for medical procedures.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Basic medical procedures have historically been taught at the bedside, without a formal curriculum. The supervision of basic procedures is often provided by the next most senior member of the health care team, who themselves may have very little experience. This approach does not allow for preparatory reading or deliberate

MANUSCRIPT: Promoting networks between evidence-based medicine and values-based medicine in continuing medical education.

Abstract ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: In recent years, medical practice has followed two different paradigms: evidence-based medicine (EBM) and values-based medicine (VBM). There is an urgent need to promote medical education that strengthens the relationship between these two paradigms. This work is designed to establish the foundations for a continuing medical education (CME) program

ABSTRACT: Welcome to Cultural Competency: Surgery’s Efforts to Acknowledge Diversity in Residency Training.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Although cultural competency is not a new concept in healthcare, it has only recently been formally embraced as important in the field of surgery. All physicians, including and especially surgeons, must acknowledge the potential influence of culture in order to provide effective and equitable care for patients of all backgrounds.

ABSTRACT: Radiation safety knowledge and practices among urology residents and fellows: results of a nationwide survey.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Reliance upon fluoroscopy within urology is increasing, with urologists key in determining radiation exposure to patients, themselves, and other healthcare personnel. However, education in occupational radiation safety is nonstandardized, often lacking. Consequently, residents and practicing urologists risk overexposure. We assessed occupational radiation safety attitudes and practices of training urologists. METHODS: A confidential,

RESOURCE: Twitter usage at Clinical Congress rises markedly over two years

In just two years, Twitter use among members of the College has increased dramatically. At the time of the 2010 Clinical Congress in Washington, DC, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Twitter account, @AmCollSurgeons, had 907 followers, and a modest number of attendees tweeted about their experience or engaged with

MANUSCRIPT: The Smartphone in Medicine: A Review of Current and Potential Use Among Physicians and Students

Abstract Background Advancements in technology have always had major impacts in medicine. The smartphone is one of the most ubiquitous and dynamic trends in communication, in which one’s mobile phone can also be used for communicating via email, performing Internet searches, and using specific applications. The smartphone is one of the fastest

MANUSCRIPT: Language, culture and international exchange of virtual patients

Abstract (provisional) Background Language and cultural differences could be a limiting factor for the international exchange of Virtual Patients (VPs), especially for small countries and languages of limited circulation. Our research evaluated whether it would be feasible to develop a VP based educational program in our Romanian institution, with cases in English