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Advances in Medical Education and Practice

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442942/comparison-in-the-quality-of-distractors-in-three-and-four-options-type-of-multiple-choice-questions
#1
Nourelhouda A A Rahma, Mahdi M A Shamad, Muawia E A Idris, Omer Abdelgadir Elfaki, Walyedldin E M Elfakey, Karimeldin M A Salih
INTRODUCTION: The number of distractors needed for high quality multiple choice questions (MCQs) will be determined by many factors. These include firstly whether English language is their mother tongue or a foreign language; secondly whether the instructors who construct the questions are experts or not; thirdly the time spent on constructing the options is also an important factor. It has been observed by Tarrant et al that more time is often spent on constructing questions than on tailoring sound, reliable, and valid distractors...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442941/competency-based-tool-for-evaluation-of-community-based-training-in-undergraduate-medical-education-in-india-a-delphi-approach
#2
Hemant Deepak Shewade, Kathiresan Jeyashree, Selvaraj Kalaiselvi, Chinnakali Palanivel, Krishna Chandra Panigrahi
INTRODUCTION: A community-based training (CBT) program, where teaching and training are carried out in the community outside of the teaching hospital, is a vital part of undergraduate medical education. Worldwide, there is a shift to competency-based training, and CBT is no exception. We attempted to develop a tool that uses a competency-based approach for assessment of CBT. METHODS: Based on a review on competencies, we prepared a preliminary list of major domains with items under each domain...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435346/mastery-learning-how-is-it-helpful-an-analytical-review
#3
REVIEW
Manjunath Siddaiah-Subramanya, Sabin Smith, James Lonie
The desire to be good at one's work grows out of the aspiration, competition, and a yearning to be the best. Surgeons, in their aim to provide the best care possible to their patients, adopt this behavior to achieve high levels of expert performance through mastery learning, and the surgical training attempts to prepare them optimally to lead a virtuous and productive life. The proponents of the framework reject evidence that suggests that other variables are also necessary to achieve high levels of expert performance...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435345/practically-prepared-pre-intern-student-views-following-an-education-package-a-response
#4
COMMENT
Naeem Dowlut
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435344/development-of-performance-and-error-metrics-for-ultrasound-guided-axillary-brachial-plexus-block
#5
Osman M Ahmed, Brian D O'Donnell, Anthony G Gallagher, George D Shorten
PURPOSE: Change in the landscape of medical education coupled with a paradigm shift toward outcome-based training mandates the trainee to demonstrate specific predefined performance benchmarks in order to progress through training. A valid and reliable assessment tool is a prerequisite for this process. The objective of this study was to characterize ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block to develop performance and error metrics and to verify face and content validity using a modified Delphi method...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408856/writing-skills-enhancement-for-public-health-professionals-in-rwanda
#6
Raywat Deonandan, Nodine Sangwa, Steve Kanters, Sabin Nsanzimana
In 2013, Canadian scholars delivered a 1-week workshop to 30 junior public health professionals in Rwanda. The goal was to improve the Rwandans' skills and confidence with respect to writing scientific papers for submission to international peer-reviewed global health journals. As a result of the workshop, there was a statistically significant improvement in participants' reported confidence in many aspects of navigating the publishing process, but no improvement in confidence regarding statistically analyzing their data...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360542/self-regulated-learning-why-is-it-important-compared-to-traditional-learning-in-medical-education
#7
Manjunath Siddaiah-Subramanya, Masimba Nyandowe, Omar Zubair
Self-regulated learning has played an increasingly significant role in medical education over the last one to two decades. Medical educators have endeavored to ensure that the students are equipped to face the challenges of continued growth of medical knowledge. Here we enquire and reflect on various aspects of self-regulated learning including its strengths and weaknesses. We investigate how it could be incorporated with traditional teaching to bring the best out of the students and what students think about it...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360541/students-perceptions-of-lecturing-approaches-traditional-versus-interactive-teaching
#8
Eiman Abdel Meguid, Matthew Collins
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing trend toward transcending from traditional teaching to student-centered methodologies that actively engage students. We aimed to analyze students' perceptions of effective interactive teaching using PollEverywhere Audience Response System (ARS) as a worthwhile teaching methodology. It can be of great help in maintaining students' attention and in facilitating the lecturer to pick up students' misunderstandings and correct them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This system was introduced to the undergraduate dental curriculum to increase student's motivation and attention, giving immediate feedback on student understanding during an anatomy module...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360540/medical-students-perception-of-the-learning-environment-at-king-saud-university-medical-college-saudi-arabia-using-dreem-inventory
#9
Mona M Soliman, Kamran Sattar, Sami Alnassar, Faisal Alsaif, Khalid Alswat, Mohamed Alghonaim, Maysoon Alhaizan, Nawaf Al-Furaih
BACKGROUND: The students' perception of the learning environment is an important aspect for evaluation and improvement of the educational program. The College of Medicine at King Saud University (KSU) reformed its curriculum in 2009 from a traditional to a system-oriented hybrid curriculum. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to determine the perception of the second batch (reformed curriculum) of medical graduates about the educational environment at the College of Medicine, KSU, using the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) scale...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356781/the-importance-of-feedback-for-medical-students-development
#10
Rahul Rajesh Amin, Rohin Patel, Prashant Bamania
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356780/views-on-group-simulation-in-an-integrated-medical-curriculum
#11
COMMENT
Mariam Salaria, Tobi Oyewole, Sundes Shah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331384/improving-medical-students-proficiency-in-ophthalmoscopy
#12
COMMENT
Subothini Sara Selvendran, Sudeep Kumar Biswas, Nikhil Aggarwal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331383/applying-team-based-learning-of-diagnostics-for-undergraduate-students-assessing-teaching-effectiveness-by-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study
#13
Rui Zeng, Lian-Rui Xiang, Jing Zeng, Chuan Zuo
BACKGROUND: We aimed to introduce team-based learning (TBL) as one of the teaching methods for diagnostics and to compare its teaching effectiveness with that of the traditional teaching methods. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial on diagnostics teaching involving 111 third-year medical undergraduates, using TBL as the experimental intervention, compared with lecture-based learning as the control, for teaching the two topics of symptomatology. Individual Readiness Assurance Test (IRAT)-baseline and Group Readiness Assurance Test (GRAT) were performed in members of each TBL subgroup...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331382/faculty-development-for-the-evaluation-system-a-dual-agenda
#14
EDITORIAL
Kellee L Oller, Cuc T Mai, Robert J Ledford, Kevin E O'Brien
Faculty development for the evaluation process serves two distinct goals. The first goal is to improve the quality of the evaluations submitted by the faculty. Providing an accurate assessment of a learner's capabilities is a skill and, similar to other skills, can be developed with training. Frame-of-reference training serves to calibrate the faculty's standard of performance and build a uniform language of the evaluation. Second, areas for faculty professional growth can be identified from data generated from learners' evaluations of the faculty using narrative comments, item-level comparison reports, and comparative rank list information...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293127/care-pathways-in-thrombosis-management-the-innovate-peer-to-peer-educational-initiative
#15
REVIEW
Raj K Patel
CONTEXT: Anticoagulant options for the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) now include the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). The safe and effective integration of these agents into routine clinical practice within different health care settings presents common challenges. Bayer AG created the INternational Network fOr Venous and Arterial Thrombosis Excellence in practice (INNOVATE) program as a professional education network to foster best practice in thrombosis management in the NOAC era...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280405/clinical-training-in-medical-students-during-preclinical-years-in-the-skill-lab
#16
Namrata Upadhayay
BACKGROUND: In Nepal, medical education is a high-stakes and stressful course. To enhance learning and minimize students' stress, the conventional method has been replaced by integrated, student-centered learning. As an approach to train effectively, colleges have started establishing skill labs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of clinical skill training on exam performance as compared with the conventional teaching practice. Further, to assess the perceptions of students of the importance of skill lab training in college...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280404/assessment-test-before-the-reporting-phase-of-tutorial-session-in-problem-based-learning
#17
Reinaldo B Bestetti, Lucélio B Couto, Carolina Ba Restini, Milton Faria, Gustavo S Romão
PURPOSE: In our context, problem-based learning is not used in the preuniversity environment. Consequently, students have a great deal of difficulty adapting to this method, particularly regarding self-study before the reporting phase of a tutorial session. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to assess if the application of an assessment test (multiple choice questions) before the reporting phase of a tutorial session would improve the academic achievement of students at the preclinical stage of our medical course...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280403/-medical-students-burn-out-need-of-student-mentor-and-support-groups-and-emotional-resilience-skills-training-to-be-a-part-of-medical-school-curriculum
#18
COMMENT
Maria Shoaib, Anoshia Afzal, Muhammad Aadil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260962/searching-for-a-written-patient-feedback-instrument-for-patient-medical-student-consultations
#19
Nicola Hogan, Henry Li, Carmel Pezaro, Noel Roberts, Erica Schmidt, Jenepher Martin
OBJECTIVE: The Patient Teaching Associate (PTA) program at Eastern Health Clinical School uses volunteer patients with chronic illnesses in consultation-based medical student education. The PTA program aims to develop students' patient-centeredness and associated skills. Our study aims, 1) to identify key desirable characteristics of written patient feedback to doctors and/or students that focuses on patient-centeredness in consultations, and 2) to critically evaluate existing instruments to identify any suitable instrument for use for medical student teaching...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260961/students-perspective-on-attendance-monitoring-in-undergraduate-obstetrics-and-gynecology
#20
COMMENT
Prashant Bamania, Nicholas J Burstow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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