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Advances in Medical Education and Practice

Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi, Mitra Amini, Mohammad Reza Dehghani, Peyman Jafari, Zahra Parvizi
PURPOSE: Evaluation is the main component in design and implementation of educational activities and rapid growth of educational institution programs. Outpatient medical education and clinical training environment is one of the most important parts of training of medical residents. This study aimed to determine the validity and reliability of the Persian version of Ambulatory Care Learning Educational Environment Measure (ACLEEM) questionnaire, as an instrument for assessment of educational environments in residency medical clinics...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Fiorenza Broggi, Monica Bomba, Michela Rimondini, Maura Mutti, Sara Pasta, Chiara Ricci, Luca Tagliabue, Silvia Valsecchi, Elide Monaco, Francesca Neri, Silvia Oggiano, Renata Nacinovich
A mindful approach to education and training could improve students' reflective capacities and have positive effects on clinical practice because it facilitates a helping relationship. The main aims of this study were to investigate whether participation in a mindful-based University training was associated with increases in mindfulness skills as measured by the 5-Facet M Questionnaire, and to present the Italian validation of the questionnaire. Sixty-seven students from the course Neuro and Psychomotor Therapy were enrolled...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Jacqueline M Van Wyk, Soornarain S Naidoo, Kogie Moodley, Susan B Higgins-Opitz
INTRODUCTION: Following policy implementations to redress previous racial and gender discrepancies, this study explored how gender impacted on the clinical experiences of final-year medical students during their undergraduate training. It also gathered their perceptions and expectations for the future. METHODS: This cross-sectional, mixed-method study used a purposive sampling method to collect data from the participants (n=94). Each respondent was interviewed by two members of the research team...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Asma M Al-Jobair, Maha A AlSarheed
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Saudi dental students' opinions on the qualities and attributes of an effective dental teacher. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between March and May 2014 at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to all students enrolled in the 2013/2014 academic year. The questionnaire contained 43 items regarding students' opinions on the qualities and attributes of a good dental teacher...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Aamer Mughal, Alok Prasad, Imran Ahmed, Farheen Ebrahim, Syed Mustafa Ali Ahmad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Yared Belete Belay
INTRODUCTION: Job satisfaction is a multidimensional, enduring, important, and much-researched concept in the field of organizational behavior and has been identified as recognition in one's field of work, level of salary, opportunities for promotion, and achievement of personal goals. Job satisfaction directly affects the labor market behavior and economic efficiency by means of the impact on productivity and turnover of staff. The aim of this study was to assess the satisfaction level of pharmacy professionals in Mekelle city...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Shiria Banu, Fatema Zehra Juma, Tamkin Abas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Jay Mandan, Harmeet Singh Sidhu, Adil Mahmood
Clinical rotations form the foundation of medical education. Medical students in the UK are offered conventional rotations such as cardiology, surgery, and psychiatry as part of their undergraduate curriculum, but a rotation in hematology is not currently mandatory. This paper explores the benefits of a compulsory hematology rotation, and suggests recommendations for its implementation in UK medical school curricula.
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Fatema Zehra Juma, Tamkin Abas, Shiria Banu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Wee Hong Woo
As the role of a phlebotomist in a clinical setting involves patient interactions, correct patient identification, and blood specimen accessioning, it is essential that the phlebotomy education pay attention to these procedural tasks to inculcate a culture of patient safety. Using the Gagne's nine events of instruction as the basis of teaching model, this paper describes the lesson plan for teaching the topic of patient approach to a group of phlebotomy students without prior clinical experience.
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Thomas Kötter, Frank Niebuhr
INTRODUCTION: The years spent in acquiring medical education is considered a stressful period in the life of many students. Students whose mental health deteriorates during this long period of study are less likely to become empathic and productive physicians. In addition to other specific stressors, academic examinations seem to further induce medical school-related stress and anxiety. Combined group and individual resource-oriented coaching early in medical education might reduce examination-related stress and anxiety and, consequently, enhance academic performance...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Awab Ali Ibrahim, Sittana Shamseldin Elshafie
BACKGROUND: Medical students can be exposed to serious health care-associated infections, if they are not following infection prevention and control (IPC) measures. There is limited information regarding the knowledge, awareness, and practices of medical students regarding IPC and the educational approaches used to teach them these practices. AIM: To evaluate the knowledge, awareness, and attitude of medical students toward IPC guidelines, and the learning approaches to help improve their knowledge...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Richard P Deane, Deirdre J Murphy
BACKGROUND: Medical students face many challenges when learning within clinical environments. How students plan to use their time and engage with learning opportunities is therefore critical, as it may be possible to highlight strategies that optimize the learning experience at an early stage in the rotation. The aim of the study was to describe the learning drivers and proposed learning strategies of medical students for a clinical rotation in obstetrics and gynecology. METHODS: A descriptive study of personal learning plans completed by students at the start of their clinical rotation in obstetrics and gynecology was undertaken...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Farhad Faridhosseini, Ali Saghebi, Majid Khadem-Rezaiyan, Fatemeh Moharari, Maliheh Dadgarmoghaddam
INTRODUCTION: Journal club is a valuable educational tool in the medical field. This method follows different goals. This study aims to investigate the effect on psychiatry residents of changing journal clubs from the traditional method to the evidence-based method. METHOD: This study was conducted using a before-after design. First- and second-year residents of psychiatry were included in the study. First, the status quo was evaluated by standardized questionnaire regarding the effect of journal club...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Krisada Sawaengdee, Kanang Kantamaturapoj, Parinda Seneerattanaprayul, Weerasak Putthasri, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Nurses play a major role in Thailand's health care system. In recent years, the production of nurses, in both the public and private sectors, has been growing rapidly to respond to the shortage of health care staff. Alongside concerns over the number of nurses produced, the quality of nursing graduates is of equal importance. This study therefore aimed to 1) compare the self-assessed competency of final year Thai nursing students between public and private nursing schools, and 2) explore factors that were significantly associated with competency level...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Andreas Eberbach, Annette Becker, Justine Rochon, Holger Finkemeler, Achim Wagner, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff
BACKGROUND: General practitioners (GPs) are confronted with a wide variety of clinical questions, many of which remain unanswered. METHODS: In order to assist GPs in finding quick, evidence-based answers, we developed a learning program (LP) with a short interactive workshop based on a simple three-step-heuristic to improve their search and appraisal competence (SAC). We evaluated the LP effectiveness with a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Participants (intervention group [IG] n=20; control group [CG] n=31) rated acceptance and satisfaction and also answered 39 knowledge questions to assess their SAC...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Adaya Meirovich, Rosalie Ber, Michael Moore, Avi Rotschild
BACKGROUND: Curriculum planners and medical teachers attempt to enhance medical students' empathy and patient-centeredness. Despite educational efforts, there is stability in medical students' empathy and patient-centered medicine during the preclinical stage and a decline in both of them throughout the clinical years. Student-tutor relationship plays a key role in students' learning. This study tests the effect of learner-centered tutoring on students' empathy, patient-centeredness, and behavior...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
L R Stoneking, A L Waterbrook, J Garst Orozco, D Johnston, A Bellafiore, C Davies, T Nuño, J Fatás-Cabeza, O Beita, V Ng, K H Grall, W Adamas-Rappaport
BACKGROUND: After emergency department (ED) discharge, Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiency are less likely than English-proficient patients to be adherent to medical recommendations and are more likely to be dissatisfied with their visit. OBJECTIVES: To determine if integrating a longitudinal medical Spanish and cultural competency curriculum into emergency medicine residency didactics improves patient satisfaction and adherence to medical recommendations in Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiency...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Gowri Anandarajah, Christopher Furey, Rabin Chandran, Arnold Goldberg, Fadya El Rayess, David Ashley, Roberta E Goldman
BACKGROUND: Although the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is considered important for the future of primary care in the USA, it remains unclear how best to prepare trainees for PCMH practice and leadership. Following a baseline study, the authors added a new required PCMH block rotation and resident team to an existing longitudinal PCMH immersion and didactic curriculum within a Level 3-certified PCMH, aiming for "enhanced situated learning". All 39 residents enrolled in a USA family medicine residency program during the first year of curricular implementation completed this new 4-week rotation...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Thelma Quince, Pia Thiemann, John Benson, Sarah Hyde
Empathy is important to patient care. It enhances patients' satisfaction, comfort, self-efficacy, and trust which in turn may facilitate better diagnosis, shared decision making, and therapy adherence. Empathetic doctors experience greater job satisfaction and psychological well-being. Understanding the development of empathy of tomorrow's health care professionals is important. However, clinical empathy is poorly defined and difficult to measure, while ways to enhance it remain unclear. This review examines empathy among undergraduate medical students, focusing upon three main questions: How is empathy measured? This section discusses the problems of assessing empathy and outlines the utility of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy - Student Version and Davis's Interpersonal Reactivity Index...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
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