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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178920/learning-health-safety-within-non-technical-skills-interprofessional-simulation-education-a-qualitative-study
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Morris Gordon, Christopher W R Fell, Helen Box, Michael Farrell, Alison Stewart
BACKGROUND: Healthcare increasingly recognises and focusses on the phenomena of 'safe practice' and 'patient safety.' Success with non-technical skills (NTS) training in other industries has led to widespread transposition to healthcare education, with communication and teamwork skills central to NTS frameworks. OBJECTIVE: This study set out to identify how the context of interprofessional simulation learning influences NTS acquisition and development of 'safety' amongst learners...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178919/the-link-between-quality-and-accreditation-of-residency-programs-the-surveyors-perceptions
#2
Renato Antunes Dos Santos, Linda Snell, Maria do Patrocinio Tenorio Nunes
: Accreditation of medical residency programs has become globally important. Currently it is moving from the goal of attaining minimal standards to a model of continuous improvement. In some countries, the accreditation system engages peers (physicians) to survey residency programs. The surveyors are sometimes volunteers, usually engaged in multiple clinical and education activities. Few studies have investigated the benefits of residency program evaluation and accreditation from the perspective of the surveyors...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178918/global-health-training-among-u-s-residency-specialties-a-systematic-literature-review
#3
Duncan K Hau, Luke R Smart, Jennifer I DiPace, Robert N Peck
BACKGROUND: Interest in global health training during residency is increasing. Global health knowledge is also becoming essential for health-care delivery today. Many U.S. residency programs have been incorporating global health training opportunities for their residents. We performed a systematic literature review to evaluate global health training opportunities and challenges among U.S. residency specialties. METHODS: We searched PubMed from its earliest dates until October 2015...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178917/ambiguity-and-uncertainty-tolerance-need-for-cognition-and-their-association-with-stress-a-study-among-italian-practicing-physicians
#4
Paola Iannello, Anna Mottini, Simone Tirelli, Silvia Riva, Alessandro Antonietti
: Medical practice is inherently ambiguous and uncertain. The physicians' ability to tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty has been proved to have a great impact on clinical practice. The primary aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that higher degree of physicians' ambiguity and uncertainty intolerance and higher need for cognitive closure will predict higher work stress. Two hundred and twelve physicians (mean age = 42.94 years; SD = 10.72) from different medical specialties with different levels of expertise were administered a set of questionnaires measuring perceived levels of work-related stress, individual ability to tolerate ambiguity, stress deriving from uncertainty, and personal need for cognitive closure...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178916/development-of-an-interdisciplinary-pre-matriculation-program-designed-to-promote-medical-students-self-efficacy
#5
Anna Wirta Kosobuski, Abigail Whitney, Andrew Skildum, Amy Prunuske
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A four-week interdisciplinary pre-matriculation program for Native American and rural medical students was created and its impact on students' transition to medical school was assessed. The program extends the goals of many pre-matriculation programs by aiming to increase not only students' understanding of basic science knowledge, but also to build student self-efficacy through practice with medical school curricular elements while developing their academic support networks...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178915/the-relationship-between-the-monitored-performance-of-tutors-and-students-at-pbl-tutorials-and-the-marked-hypotheses-generated-by-students-in-a-hybrid-curriculum
#6
Jonas I Addae, Pradeep Sahu, Bidyadhar Sa
INTRODUCTION: There have been a number of published studies examining the link between the effectiveness of the problem-based learning (PBL) process and students' performance in examinations. In a hybrid PBL/lectures curriculum, the results of such studies are of limited use because of the difficulty in dissociating the knowledge gained at lectures from that gained through PBL-related activities. Hence, the objectives of this study were: (1) to develop an instrument to measure the performance of tutors and students at PBL tutorials, and (2) to explore the contribution of such performances to the marks attained by students from the hypotheses generated at PBL tutorials...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178914/a-survey-of-senior-medical-students-attitudes-and-awareness-toward-teaching-and-participation-in-a-formal-clinical-teaching-elective-a-canadian-perspective
#7
J D Matthew Hughes, Elise Azzi, Gregory Walter Rose, Christopher J Ramnanan, Karima Khamisa
BACKGROUND: To prepare for careers in medicine, medical trainees must develop clinical teaching skills. It is unclear if Canadian medical students need or want to develop such skills. We sought to assess Canadian students' perceptions of clinical teaching, and their desire to pursue clinical teaching skills development via a clinical teaching elective (CTE) in their final year of medical school. METHODS: We designed a descriptive cross-sectional study of Canadian senior medical students, using an online survey to gauge teaching experience, career goals, perceived areas of confidence, and interest in a CTE...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178913/training-us-health-care-professionals-on-human-trafficking-where-do-we-go-from-here
#8
Clydette Powell, Kirsten Dickins, Hanni Stoklosa
: Some 21 million adults and children are labor-trafficked or sex-trafficked through force, fraud, or coercion. In recognition of the interface between trafficking victims and the healthcare setting, over the last 10 years there has been a notable increase in training of health care professionals (HCPs) on human trafficking (HT) and its health implications. Many organizations have developed curricula and offered training in various clinical settings. However, methods and content of this education on trafficking vary widely, and there is little evaluation of the impact of the training...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178912/do-medical-students-receive-training-in-correct-use-of-personal-protective-equipment
#9
Amrita John, Myreen E Tomas, Aditya Hari, Brigid M Wilson, Curtis J Donskey
BACKGROUND: Healthcare personnel often use incorrect technique for donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE). OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that medical students receive insufficient training on correct methods for donning and doffing PPE. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of medical students on clinical rotations at two teaching hospitals to determine the type of training they received in PPE technique...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178911/bringing-mini-chalk-talks-to-the-bedside-to-enhance-clinical-teaching
#10
Michael B Pitt, Jay D Orlander
: Chalk talks - where the teacher is equipped solely with a writing utensil and a writing surface - have been used for centuries, yet little has been written about strategies for their use in medical education. Structured education proximal to patient encounters (during rounds, at the bedside, or in between patients in clinic) maximizes the opportunities for clinical learning. This paper presents a strategy to bring mini-chalk talks (MCTs) to the bedside as a practical way to provide relevant clinical teaching by visually framing teachable moments...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178910/medtalks-developing-teaching-abilities-and-experience-in-undergraduate-medical-students
#11
Suhair Bandeali, Albert Chiang, Christopher J Ramnanan
OBJECTIVES: According to the CanMEDS' Scholar competency, physicians are expected to facilitate the learning of colleagues, patients and other health professionals. However, most medical students are not provided with formal opportunities to gain teaching experience with objective feedback. METHODS: To address this, the University's Medical Education Interest Group (MEIG) created a pilot teaching program in January 2015 entitled 'MedTalks'. Four 3-hour sessions were held at the University Faculty of Medicine, where first and second year medical students taught clinically oriented topics to undergraduate university students...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178909/doctoring-undercover-updating-the-educational-tradition-of-shadowing
#12
Claire D Clark
BACKGROUND: Premedical students are educated in basic biological and health sciences. As a complement to traditional premedical coursework, medical school applicants are encouraged to shadow practitioners, with the hope that observation will introduce students to the culture and practice of healthcare. Yet the shadowing experience varies widely across practitioners and institutions; resources that guide students' critical reflection and structure the experience are scarce. DEVELOPMENT: A pilot experiential learning course, Doctoring Undercover: Shadowing and the Culture of Medicine, was developed to fill this gap...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166007/body-painting-to-promote-self-active-learning-of-hand-anatomy-for-preclinical-medical-students
#13
Pitchanee Jariyapong, Chuchard Punsawad, Suchirat Bunratsami, Paranyu Kongthong
Background The purpose of this study was to use the body painting method to teach hand anatomy to a group of preclinical medical students. Methods Students reviewed hand anatomy using the traditional method and body painting exercise. Feedback and retention of the anatomy-related information were examined by a questionnaire and multiple-choice questions, respectively, immediately and 1 month after the painting exercise. Results Students agreed that the exercise was advantageous and helped facilitate self-active learning after in-class anatomy lessons...
January 2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166006/eqclinic-a-platform-for-learning-communication-skills-in-clinical-consultations
#14
Chunfeng Liu, Karen M Scott, Renee L Lim, Silas Taylor, Rafael A Calvo
Background Doctors' verbal and non-verbal communication skills have an impact on patients' health outcomes, so it is important for medical students to develop these skills. Traditional, non-verbal communication skills training can involve a tutor manually annotating a student's non-verbal behaviour during patient-doctor consultations, but this is very time-consuming. Tele-conference systems have been used in verbal communication skills training. Methods We describe EQClinic, a system that enables verbal and non-verbal communication skills training during tele-consultations with simulated patients (SPs), with evaluation exercises promoting reflection...
January 2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166005/speaking-up-using-ostes-to-understand-how-medical-students-address-professionalism-lapses
#15
Constance R Tucker, Beth A Choby, Andrew Moore, Robert Scott Parker, Benjamin R Zambetti, Sarah Naids, Jillian Scott, Jennifer Loome, Sierra Gaffney
Background Objective-structured teaching encounters (OSTEs) are used across many disciplines to assess teaching ability. The OSTE detailed in this paper assesses 191 fourth-year medical students' (M4) ability to identify and address lapses in professionalism based on Association of American Medical Colleges' professionalism competencies. The research questions addressed are • How frequently do M4s address professionalism lapses observed during an OSTE? • What factors influence whether M4s provide feedback when they observe professionalism lapses in an OSTE? Methods Standardized patients (SPs) and standardized learners (SLs) were recruited and trained to participate in a standardized encounter with specific cognitive, social, and behavioral errors, including professionalism lapses...
January 2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166004/the-impact-of-virtual-fracture-clinics-on-medical-education-a-medical-student-perspective
#16
Orlaith McAuliffe, Mariam Lami, Tamara Lami
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166003/do-audition-electives-impact-match-success
#17
Elizabeth Higgins, Linnie Newman, Katherine Halligan, Margaret Miller, Sally Schwab, Lynn Kosowicz
Purpose The authors sought to determine the value of the audition elective to the overall success of medical students in the match. Method The authors surveyed 1,335 fourth-year medical students at 10 medical schools in 2013. The study took place over a 2-month period immediately following the match. Medical students were emailed a 14-question survey and asked about audition electives, rank order, and cost of 'away' rotations. Results One hundred percent of students wishing to match in otolaryngology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, radiation oncology, and urology took the audition electives...
January 2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166002/the-use-of-social-media-to-supplement-resident-medical-education-the-smart-me-initiative
#18
Panagis Galiatsatos, Fernanda Porto-Carreiro, Jennifer Hayashi, Sammy Zakaria, Colleen Christmas
Background Residents work at variable times and are often unable to attend all scheduled educational sessions. Therefore, new asynchronistic approaches to learning are essential in ensuring exposure to a comprehensive education. Social media tools may be especially useful, because they are accessed at times convenient for the learner. Objective Assess if the use of Twitter for medical education impacts the attitude and behavior of residents toward using social media for medical education. Design Preintervention and postintervention surveys...
January 2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166001/a-meaningful-mess-medical-education-scholarship-support
#19
Shari A Whicker, Deborah L Engle, Saumil Chudgar, Stephen DeMeo, Sarah M Bean, Aditee P Narayan, Colleen O'Connor Grochowski, Alisa Nagler
Background Graduate medical education faculty bear the responsibility of demonstrating active research and scholarship; however, faculty who choose education-focused careers may face unique obstacles related to the lack of promotion tracks, funding, career options, and research opportunities. Our objective was to address education research and scholarship barriers by providing a collaborative peer-mentoring environment and improve the production of research and scholarly outputs. Methods We describe a Medical Education Scholarship Support (MESS) group created in 2013...
January 2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166000/cultural-hegemony-educators-perspectives-on-facilitating-cross-cultural-dialogue
#20
Zareen Zaidi, Daniëlle Verstegen, Rashmi Vyas, Omayma Hamed, Tim Dornan, Page Morahan
Background We live in an age when education is being internationalized. This can confront students with 'cultural hegemony' that can result from the unequal distribution of power and privilege in global society. The name that is given to awareness of social inequality is 'critical consciousness'. Cross-cultural dialogue provides an opportunity for learners to develop critical consciousness to counter cultural hegemony. The purpose of this research was to understand how learners engage with cross-cultural dialogue, so we can help them do so more effectively in the future...
January 2016: Medical Education Online
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