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MANUSCRIPT: Entry of US Medical School Graduates Into Family Medicine Residencies: 2012–2013.

BACKGROUND: Analyzing the US medical school origin of family medicine residents highlights schools, states, or regions that have higher entrance rates into family medicine. METHODS: The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2013 Residency Census has a 100% response rate and lists information for family medicine residents who entered training July 2012. MD

ABSTRACT: Effect of Medical Education on Students’ Attitudes Toward Psychiatry and Individuals With Mental Disorders

OBJECTIVE This study aimed to explore the effect of medical education on students' attitudes toward psychiatry and psychiatric patients, and examined the usefulness of a new evaluation tool: the Psychiatric Experience, Attitudes, and Knowledge: 6 Items (PEAK-6). METHOD Authors studied the attitudes of 116 medical students toward psychiatry and individuals

ABSTRACT: Cultural competence education for practicing physicians: lessons in cultural humility, nonjudgmental behaviors, and health beliefs elicitation.

INTRODUCTION: Although numerous studies have examined cultural competence training, debate still exists about efficacious approaches to this training. Furthermore, little focus has been placed on training and evaluating practicing physicians. METHODS: A skills-based course on culturally competent diabetes care was developed and subsequently tested in a controlled trial of primary physicians caring for

ABSTRACT: Does Medical Training Promote or Deter Self-Directed Learning? A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Study

PURPOSE: The School of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan curriculum promotes self-direction as one of its learning philosophies. The authors sought to identify changes in self-directed learning (SDL) readiness during training. METHOD: Guglielmino's SDL Readiness Scale (SDLRS) was administered to five student cohorts (N = 375) at admission and the end of every year

ABSTRACT: Understanding the needs of department chairs in academic medicine

PURPOSE: The challenges for senior academic leadership in medicine are significant and becoming increasingly complex. Adapting to the rapidly changing environment of health care and medical education requires strong leadership and management skills. This article provides empirical evidence about the intricate needs of department chairs to provide insight into the design

ABSTRACT: Attitudes of primary care providers and recommendations of home blood pressure monitoring

To assess primary care providers' (PCPs) opinions related to recommending home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) for their hypertensive patients, the authors analyzed a Web-based 2010 DocStyles survey, which included PCPs' demographics, health-related behaviors, recommendations on HBPM, views of patient knowledge, and use of continuing medical education. Of the 1254 PCPs

MANUSCRIPT: Challenges for medical educators: Results of a survey among members of the German association for medical education

Background: Despite the increasing interest in medical education in the German-speaking countries, there is currently no information available on the challenges which medical educators face. To address this problem, we carried out a web-based survey among the members of the Association for Medical Education (Gesellschaft für medizinische Ausbildung, GMA). Methods:

ABSTRACT: Primary care physicians’ knowledge of the ophthalmic effects of diabetes

OBJECTIVE:Previous studies suggest that many patients with diabetes do not receive an annual dilated eye examination because of a lack of referrals from primary care physicians (PCPs). This study aims to determine the depth of knowledge of PCPs regarding diabetic eye disease.DESIGN:Cross-sectional assessment.PARTICIPANTS:Ninety-seven PCPs.METHODS:An 8-question, multiple-choice assessment was administered over

ABSTRACT: A tailored educational intervention improves doctor’s performance in managing depression: a randomized controlled trial.

RATIONAL AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of a tailored and activating educational intervention, based on a three-stage modified Prochaska model of readiness-to-change, on the performance of general physicians in primary care (GPs) regarding management of depressive disorders. METHODS: Parallel group, randomized control trial. Primary hypothesis was that performance would improve by 20

ABSTRACT: Measuring Impact of JAMA Dermatology Practice Gaps Section on Training in US Dermatology Residency Programs

MPORTANCE JAMA Dermatology Practice Gaps commentaries are intended to aid in the interpretation of the literature to make it more practical and applicable to daily patient care. Practice Gaps commentaries have had an impact on physician clinical practice and dermatology residency curricula. OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of JAMA Dermatology