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MANUSCRIPT: Use of SMART Learning Objectives to Introduce Continuing Professional Development Into the Pharmacy Curriculum

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a 2-year continuing professional development (CPD) training program improved first-year (P1) and second-year (P2) pharmacy students' ability to write SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timed) learning objectives. DESIGN: First-year students completed live or online CPD training, including creating portfolios and writing SMART objectives prior to their summer introductory

ABSTRACT: Impact of online education on intern behaviour around joint commission national patient safety goals: a randomised trial — Shaw et al. 21 (10): 819 — BMJ Quality and Safety

Abstract Purpose To compare the effectiveness of two types of online learning methodologies for improving the patient-safety behaviours mandated in the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG). Methods This randomised controlled trial was conducted in 2010 at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston USA. Incoming interns

MANUSCRIPT: How is a search system used in work task completion?

Abstract Typically studies of information retrieval and interactive information retrieval concentrate on the identification of relevant items. In this study, rather than stop at finding relevant items, we considered how people use a search system in the completion of a broader work task. To conduct the study, we created 12 tasks that required

ABSTRACT: Is it worth investing in online continuous education for healthcare staff?

Abstract Educational activities for hospital staff don't easily match with the congestive rhythm of healthcare personnel working life. Online learning could make it easier for healthcare personnel to attend courses, but there is still uncertainty about the feasibility of using distance learning to effectively meet education goals in healthcare institutions. Fondazione

ABSTRACT: Podcasting in medical education: can we turn this toy into an effective learning tool?

Abstract Advances in information technology have changed how we deliver medical education, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. Technologies that were designed for purposes other than education, such as podcasting, are now frequently used in medical education. In this article, the authors discuss the pros and cons of adapting existing technologies

MANUSCRIPT: Fragmentation in US Medical Education, Research, and Practice: The Need for System Wide Defrag

Indeed, fragmentation is pervasive in all facets of American medicine and health care, including systems of medical education and research, health care delivery, and practice transformation. Fragmentation results from a lack of national and regional health care planning, an absence of a unified vision for social accountability and moral imperative, and a deficiency of financial incentive for a

MANUSCRIPT: Protocol for development of the guideline for reporting evidence based practice educational interventions and teaching (GREET) statement

There are an increasing number of studies reporting the efficacy of educational strategies to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills underpinning evidence based practice (EBP). To date there is no standardised guideline for describing the teaching, evaluation, context or content of EBP educational strategies. The heterogeneity in the reporting of EBP educational interventions

MANUSCRIPT: Tumor Boards (Team Huddles) Aren’t Enough to Reach the Goal

Incremental changes in the tumor board infrastructure may increase the value of these team meetings and extend their potential benefits to low-volume physicians. The application of technology to create the “virtual” or telemedicine tumor board should be explored. Synchronous audio and video presentations that link physicians in remote areas with disease-specific expert clinicians, as well as

MANUSCRIPT: Mobile technology supporting trainee doctors’ workplace learning and patient care: an evaluation

Conclusion: A variety of information sources are used regularly in the workplace. Colleagues are used daily but seniors are not always available. During transitions, constant access to the electronic library was valued. It helped prepare trainee doctors for discussions with their seniors, assisting the interchange between explicit and tacit knowledge. By supporting accurate prescribing

ABSTRACT: Surgent University: the establishment and evaluation of a national online clinical teaching repository for surgical trainees and student [Surg Innov. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to develop a new teaching strategy for medical students while creating a national online repository system (Surgent University). Then, the potential of this e-learning modality to facilitate learning of clinical surgery was evaluated. RESULTS: Of those surveyed, 70% (n = 28) rated the online repository as