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Korean Journal of Medical Education

Sun Huh
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September 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Asmita Ashok Patil, Vijaya Laxman Chaudhari
PURPOSE: The educational environment (EE) plays a very important role in effective student learning. The Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) is a validated tool to assess the EE. This study aimed to collect baseline information about our medical student's perception of the EE, and to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses as well as scope for improvements in the current EE. METHODS: Medical students and interns were included in this cross-sectional study...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Kwi Hwa Park, Soo-Koung Jun, Ie Byung Park
PURPOSE: There has been limited research on physicians' perceptions of the specialty characteristics that are needed to sustain a successful career in medical specialties in Korea. Medical Specialty Preference Inventory in the United States or SCI59 (specialty choice inventory) in the United Kingdom are implemented to help medical students plan their careers. The purpose of this study was to explore the characteristics of the major specialties in Korea. METHODS: Twelve physicians from different specialties participated in an exploratory study consisting of qualitative interviews about the personal ability and emotional characteristics and job attributes of each specialty...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Hong Bin Kim, Sun Jung Myung, Hyeong Gon Yu, Ji Young Chang, Chan Soo Shin
PURPOSE: The promotion of educators is challenged by the lack of accepted standards to evaluate the quality and impact of educational activities. Traditionally, promotion is related to research productivity. This study developed an evaluation tool for educational performance of medical school faculty using educator portfolios (EPs). METHODS: Design principles and quantitative items for EPs were developed in a consensus workshop. These principles were tested in a simulation and revised based on feedback...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Hyun Kyoung Kim
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the program outcome in nursing baccalaureate in Korea. The analysis based on course embedded assessment. The concrete objectives were establishment of program outcome assessment, confirmation of student competency through weighting of program outcomes, and using the results of the evaluation in the circular feedback process in a nursing school in Korea. METHODS: This study was conducted with a nursing education curriculum in a Korean nursing school...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Yera Hur, A Ra Cho, Sun Kim
PURPOSE: Empathy is an important trait in physicians and a key element in the physician-patient relationship. Accordingly, one of the goals in medical education is developing empathy in students. We attempted to practically assess medical students' empathy through their direct verbal expressions. METHODS: The medical students' empathy was measured using the modified Pencil-and-Paper Empathy Rating Test by Winefield and Chur-Hansen (2001). The students took 15 minutes or so to complete the scale, and it was then scored by one of two trained evaluators (0 to 4 points for each item, for a total score of 40)...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Ann Rolfe
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September 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Se Won Hwang, Hun Kim, Ae Yang Kim, Kun Hwang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to find what medical students think the reward for their future work should be and whether they would keep their ideals or abandon them for prestige and wealth by analyzing the book reports of Cronin's The Citadel. METHODS: Participants were 50 medical students of junior class. A month before the classroom lecture, the book and digital video disk were provided. Students had discussions in groups of seven and wrote book reports which include answers of three questions...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Seung Won Park, Hye Won Jang, Yon Ho Choe, Kyung Soo Lee, Yong Chan Ahn, Myung Jin Chung, Kyu-Sung Lee, Kyunghoon Lee, Taehee Han
PURPOSE: In outbreaks of infectious disease, medical students are easily overlooked in the management of healthcare personnel protection although they serve in clinical clerkships in hospitals. In the early summer of 2015, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) struck South Korea, and students of Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine (SKKUSOM) were at risk of contracting the disease. The purpose of this report is to share SKKUSOM's experience against the MERS outbreak and provide suggestions for medical schools to consider in the face of similar challenges...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Narges Neyazi, Mohammad Arab, Freshteh Farzianpour, Mahmood Mahmoudi
PURPOSE: Objective of this research is to find out weaknesses of undergraduate programs in terms of personnel and financial, organizational management and facilities in view of faculty and library staff, and determining factors that may facilitate program quality-improvement. METHODS: This is a descriptive analytical survey research and from purpose aspect is an application evaluation study that undergraduate groups of selected faculties (Public Health, Nursing and Midwifery, Allied Medical Sciences and Rehabilitation) at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) have been surveyed using context input process product model in 2014...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Su Jin Chae, Miran Kim, Ki Hong Chang
PURPOSE: To determine whether disclosure of scoring rubric for objective basic clinical skills can improve the scores on the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in medical students. METHODS: Clinical performance score results of one university medical students (study group, n=345) were compared to those of another university (control group, n=1,847). Both groups took identical OSCE exam. OSCE rubric was not revealed to the study group until they were in the last 2 years of medical school...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Myung Jin Lee
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June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Ji-Hyun Seo, Hyun-Hee Kong, Sun-Ju Im, HyeRin Roh, Do-Kyong Kim, Hwa-Ok Bae, Young-Rim Oh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was evaluation of the current status of medical students' documentation of patient medical records. METHODS: We checked the completeness, appropriateness, and accuracy of 95 Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan (SOAP) notes documented by third-year medical students who participated in clinical skill tests on December 1, 2014. Students were required to complete the SOAP note within 15 minutes of an standard patient (SP)-encounter with a SP complaining rhinorrhea and warring about meningitis...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Sang Hyun Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate medical school applicants' involvements in extracurricular activities including medical volunteering/community services, nonmedical community services, club activities, leadership role, and research. METHODS: Extracurricular characteristics were compared for 448 applicants (223 males and 225 females) who applied to Kangwon Medical School in 2013 to 2014. Frequency analysis, chi-square test, and simple correlation were conducted with the collected data...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Kandaswamy Deivanayagam, Anbarasi K
PURPOSE: Students of health education are often offended by the transitions and challenges they face while encountering diverse people, ideas and academic workloads. They may be offended because of reasons not only related to their societal background but also to their basic competence in managing transitions. In the Asian scenario, students enter the first year of professional education in their late teen age along with the definition of self which was created by their parents. There are different issues that arise in this age group that may positively shape or negatively affect the personalities of students...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Bo Young Yoon, Ikseon Choi, Seokjin Choi, Tae-Hee Kim, Hyerin Roh, Byoung Doo Rhee, Jong-Tae Lee
PURPOSE: The quality of problem representation is critical for developing students' problem-solving abilities in problem-based learning (PBL). This study investigates preclinical students' experience with standardized patients (SPs) as a problem representation method compared to using video cases in PBL. METHODS: A cohort of 99 second-year preclinical students from Inje University College of Medicine (IUCM) responded to a Likert scale questionnaire on their learning experiences after they had experienced both video cases and SPs in PBL...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Sylvain Boet, Ashlee-Ann E Pigford, Viren N Naik
PURPOSE: In July 2015, the University of Ottawa introduced a competency-based medical education (CBME) postgraduate program for anesthesia. Prior to program implementation, this study aimed to identify Canadian anesthesiology program directors perceptions of CBME and residents' opinion on how the program should be designed and perceived consequences of CBME. METHODS: This two-phase, qualitative study included semi-structured interviews with Canadian anesthesia program directors (Phase I) and a focus group interview with residents enrolled in the University of Ottawa time-based anesthesia program (Phase II)...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Anthony C Berman, Darryl S Chutka
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June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Tabandeh Sadeghi, Marzeyeh Loripoor
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical nursing students using 360 degree evaluation. METHODS: In this descriptive cross-sectional study that conducted between September 2014 and February 2015, 28 students who were selected by census from those who were passing the last semester of the Nursing BSc program in Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences. Data collection tools included demographic questionnaire and students' evaluation questionnaire, to evaluate "professional behavior" and "clinical skills" in pediatric ward...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Yera Hur
PURPOSE: Deciding on a future career path or choosing a career specialty is an important academic decision for medical students. The purpose of this study is to develop a career coaching model for medical students. METHODS: This research was carried out in three steps. The first step was systematic review of previous studies. The second step was a need assessment of medical students. The third step was a career coaching model using the results acquired from the researched literature and the survey...
March 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
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