Category : Resources

ABSTRACT: Academic Primer Series: Five Key Papers about Study Designs in Medical Education

INTRODUCTION: A proper understanding of study design is essential to creating successful studies. This is also important when reading or peer reviewing publications. In this article, we aimed to identify and summarize key papers that would be helpful for faculty members interested in learning more about study design in medical education

ABSTRACT: In search of educational efficiency: 30 years of Medical Education’s top-cited articles

CONTEXT: Academic journals represent shared spaces wherein the significance of thematic areas, methodologies and paradigms are debated and shaped through collective engagement. By studying journals in their historical and cultural contexts, the academic community can gain insight into the ways in which authors and audiences propose, develop, harness, revise and discard

ABSTRACT: How physicians draw satisfaction and overcome barriers in their practices: “It sustains me”

OBJECTIVE: Major reorganizations of medical practice today challenge physicians' ability to deliver compassionate care. We sought to understand how physicians who completed an intensive faculty development program in medical humanism sustain their humanistic practices. METHODS: Program completers from 8 U.S. medical schools wrote reflections in answer to two open-ended questions addressing their personal motivations

ABSTRACT: Does Robotic Surgical Simulator Performance Correlate With Surgical Skill?

OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between robotic surgical simulation performance and the real-life surgical skill of attending surgeons. We hypothesized that simulation performance would not correlate with real-life robotic surgical skill in attending surgeons. DESIGN: In 2013, Birkmeyer et al. demonstrated an association between laparoscopic surgical performance as determined by expert review of

ABSTRACT: Gamified Twitter Microblogging to Support Resident Preparation for the American Board of Surgery In-Service Training Examination

OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if a daily gamified microblogging project improves American Board of Surgery In-Service Training Examination (ABSITE) scores for participants. DESIGN: In July 2016, we instituted a gamified microblogging project using Twitter as the platform and modified questions from one of several available question banks. A question of the day

MANUSCRIPT: Resource format preferences across the medical curriculum

OBJECTIVE: This research study sought to determine the formats (print or electronic) of articles and book chapters most-preferred by first-year medical students, third-year medical students entering clinical clerkships, and incoming residents and to determine if these preferences change during the course of the medical curriculum. These trends will enable academic health

MANUSCRIPT: An Analysis of the Top-cited Articles in Emergency Medicine Education Literature

NTRODUCTION: Dissemination of educational research is critical to improving medical education, promotion of faculty and ultimately patient care. The objective of this study was to identify the top 25 cited education articles in the emergency medicine (EM) literature and the top 25 cited EM education articles in all journals, as well

ABSTRACT: Cystic Fibrosis Diagnostic Challenges over 4 Decades: Historical Perspectives and Lessons Learned

OBJECTIVE: Because cystic fibrosis (CF) can be difficult to diagnose, and because information about the genetic complexities and pathologic basis of the disease has grown so rapidly over the decades, several consensus conferences have been held by the US CF Foundation, and a variety of other efforts to improve diagnostic practices

MANUSCRIPT: Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice in Medical Education – a Systematic Review

Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice (RCDP) is a novel simulation-based education model that is currently attracting interest, implementation, exploration and research in medical education. In RCDP, learners rapidly cycle between deliberate practice and directed feedback within the simulation scenario until mastery is achieved. The objective of this systematic review is to examine the literature