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MANUSCRIPT: Effects of online palliative care training on knowledge, attitude and satisfaction of primary care physicians

Abstract Background: The Spanish Palliative Care Strategy recommends an intermediate level of training for primary care physicians in order to provide them with knowledge and skills. Most of the training involves face-to-face courses but increasing pressures on physicians have resulted in fewer opportunities for provision of and attendance to this type of training. The

MANUSCRIPT: A Comparison of Online versus On-site Training in Health Research Methodology: A Randomized Study

Abstract Background: Distance learning may be useful for building health research capacity. However, evidence that it can improve knowledge and skills in health research, particularly in resource-poor settings, is limited. We compared the impact and acceptability of teaching two distinct content areas, Biostatistics and Research Ethics, through either on-line distance learning format or traditional

MANUSCRIPT: Trends in Physician Referrals in the United States, 1999-2009

Background  Physician referrals play a central role in ambulatory care in the United States; however, little is known about national trends in physician referrals over time. The objective of this study was to assess changes in the annual rate of referrals to other physicians from physician office visits in the

ABSTRACT: Measuring students’ approaches to learning in d… [BMC Med Educ. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Many studies have explored approaches to learning in medical school, mostly in the classroom setting. In the clinical setting, students face different conditions that may affect their learning. Understanding students' approaches to learning is important to improve learning in the clinical setting. The aim of this study was to evaluate

ABSTRACT: Trends in Medical Error Education: Are We Faili… [Acad Pediatr. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine has called for physician education as a key step in medical error prevention. In our 2002 national survey, pediatric resident education about medical error prevention was sporadic. We sought to describe the amount and type of pediatric resident training about medical errors and to assess the

ABSTRACT: Changes in residents’ opportunities for experientia… [Med Educ. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Medical Education 2012: 46: 1189-1193 Context  Learning in the clinical environment is believed to be a crucial component of residency training. However, it remains unclear whether recent changes to postgraduate medical education, including the implementation of work hour limitations, have significantly impacted opportunities for experiential learning. Therefore, we sought to

ABSTRACT: Development of knowledge in basic sciences: a compa… [Med Educ. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Medical Education 2012: 46: 1206-1214 Context  Basic medical sciences education differs among medicine courses, especially as traditional and integrated problem-based learning (PBL) curricula teach basic sciences in very different ways. The literature shows no clear differences in the performance of students of these different educational philosophies. via Development of knowledge in

ABSTRACT: Preferred question types for computer-base… [Perspect Med Educ. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Clinical reasoning is a core competence of doctors. Therefore, the assessment of clinical reasoning of undergraduate students is an important part of medical education. Three medical universities in the Netherlands wish to develop a shared question database in order to assess clinical reasoning of undergraduate students in Computer-Based Assessments (CBA). via

ABSTRACT: Medical dramas on television: A brief guide for ed… [Med Teach. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract The popularity of medical television dramas is well-established and medical educators are beginning to recognize the power of medical media as a potential tool for education. The purpose of this study was to view a number of medical dramas and consider their potential use in medical education. A total of