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EDITORIAL: Balancing Equivalence and Equipoise in Medical Education Research

Even in randomized controlled trials it is questionable whether students in the control arm will receive less benefit. Evidence has grown over many years that patients in clinical research trials achieve better outcomes regardless of which arm of the trial they are assigned to.4 Could the same be true of medical educational research? If so, how would we find out?

 

http://www.stfm.org/fmhub/fm2012/April/Kieran275.pdf

Brian S McGowan, PhD

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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