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ABSTRACT: Departing from PowerPoint default mode: Applying Mayer’s multimedia principles for enhanced learning of parasitology

PURPOSE: PowerPoint (PPT™) presentation has become an integral part of day-to-day teaching in medicine. Most often, PPT™ is used in its default mode which in fact, is known to cause boredom and ineffective learning. Research has shown improved short-term memory by applying multimedia principles for designing and delivering lectures. However, such

ABSTRACT: Validation of a Teaching Effectiveness Assessment in Psychiatry Continuing Medical Education

OBJECTIVE: Little is known about factors associated with effective continuing medical education (CME) in psychiatry. The authors aimed to validate a method to assess psychiatry CME teaching effectiveness and to determine associations between teaching effectiveness scores and characteristics of presentations, presenters, and participants. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Mayo Clinic

ABSTRACT: Associations between teaching effectiveness scores and characteristics of presentations in hospital medicine continuing education

BACKGROUND: There is little research regarding characteristics of effective continuing medical education (CME) presentations in hospital medicine (HM). Therefore, we sought to identify associations between validated CME teaching effectiveness scores and characteristics of CME presentations in the field of HM. DESIGN/SETTING: This was a cross-sectional study of participants and didactic presentations from a

MANUSCRIPT: Improving Participant Feedback to Continuing Medical Education Presenters in Internal Medicine: A Mixed Methods Study

Evaluation and feedback are uniquely different: evaluation is summative and involves judgment, whereas feedback is formative and specifically intended to improve effectiveness.7,8 It is understood that useful feedback is provided in a timely fashion, behavior-specific, and balanced with both positive and constructive elements.7 Behavior-specific feedback is important because, unlike vague

ABSTRACT: Dis-integration of communication in healthcare education: Workplace learning challenges and opportunities

The purpose of this paper, based on a 2016 Heidelberg International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) plenary presentation, is to examine a key problem in communication skills training for health professional learners. Studies have pointed to a decline in medical students' communication skills and attitudes as they proceed through

MANUSCRIPT: An active learning curriculum improves fellows’ knowledge and faculty teaching skills

OBJECTIVES: Traditional didactic lectures are the mainstay of teaching for graduate medical education, although this method may not be the most effective way to transmit information. We created an active learning curriculum for Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) gastroenterology fellows to maximize learning. We evaluated whether this new curriculum improved perceived

ABSTRACT: Use of 3D models of vascular rings and slings to improve resident education

OBJECTIVE: Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a manufacturing method by which an object is created in an additive process, and can be used with medical imaging data to generate accurate physical reproductions of organs and tissues for a variety of applications. We hypothesized that using 3D printed models of congenital cardiovascular lesions

ABSTRACT: Academic Primer Series: Key Papers About Competency-Based Medical Education

INTRODUCTION: Competency-based medical education (CBME) presents a paradigm shift in medical training. This outcome-based education movement has triggered substantive changes across the globe. Since this transition is only beginning, many faculty members may not have experience with CBME nor a solid foundation in the grounding literature. We identify and summarize key

ABSTRACT: Academic Primer Series: Key Papers About Peer Review

INTRODUCTION: Peer review, a cornerstone of academia, promotes rigor and relevance in scientific publishing. As educators are encouraged to adopt a more scholarly approach to medical education, peer review is becoming increasingly important. Junior educators both receive the reviews of their peers, and are also asked to participate as reviewers themselves.