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MANUSCRIPT: Selecting educational interventions for knowledge translation

Key points
• The effectiveness of large-group sessions in continuing medical education can be enhanced by using rigorous
needs assessments and increasing interactivity and engagement in the learning process.
• Other interventions that show promise include small-group learning, communities of practice and distance-based education.
• Self-directed learning may be enhanced by the addition of portfolio-based learning and self-assessment exercises.

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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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