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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116023/what-do-they-want-from-us-a-survey-of-em-program-directors-on-em-application-criteria
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Kevin King, Dara Kass
INTRODUCTION: Although a relatively young specialty, emergency medicine (EM) is popular among medical students and is one of the most competitive large specialties. Consequently, students increasingly seek more opportunity to differentiate themselves from their colleagues by pursuing more clerkships at the cost of taking out additional loans: this despite the fact that those who match in EM typically do so in their top three choices. We sought to ascertain what factors EM program directors seek in their typical candidate...
January 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116018/trends-in-nrmp-data-from-2007-2014-for-u-s-seniors-matching-into-emergency-medicine
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David E Manthey, Nicholas D Hartman, Aileen Newmyer, Jonah C Gunalda, Brian C Hiestand, Kim L Askew
INTRODUCTION: Since 1978, the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) has published data demonstrating characteristics of applicants who have matched into their preferred specialty in the NRMP main residency match. These data have been published approximately every two years. There is limited information about trends within these published data for students matching into emergency medicine (EM). Our objective was to investigate and describe trends in NRMP data to include the following: the ratio of applicants to available EM positions; United State Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 scores (compared to the national means); number of programs ranked; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA) membership among U...
January 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060237/a-comparison-of-matched-and-unmatched-orthopaedic-surgery-residency-applicants-from-2006-to-2014-data-from-the-national-resident-matching-program
#3
John B Schrock, Matthew J Kraeutler, Michael R Dayton, Eric C McCarty
BACKGROUND: The Association of American Medical Colleges publishes residency match data and reports through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) every year. The purpose of this study was to analyze trends in orthopaedic surgery residency matching data and characteristics of successful applicants to counsel medical students with regard to their chances of matching. METHODS: The annual reports of the NRMP were searched annually from 2006 to 2014 to determine the number of orthopaedic surgery residency positions available, the number of applicants, and the match rate among applicants...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032557/emotional-intelligence-in-surgery-is-associated-with-resident-job-satisfaction
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Robert H Hollis, Lauren M Theiss, Allison A Gullick, Joshua S Richman, Melanie S Morris, Jayleen M Grams, John R Porterfield, Daniel I Chu
BACKGROUND: Emotional intelligence (EI) has been associated with improved work performance and job satisfaction in several industries. We evaluated whether EI was associated with higher measures of work performance and job satisfaction in surgical residents. METHODS: We distributed the validated Trait EI Questionnaire and job satisfaction survey to all general surgery residents at a single institution in 2015. EI and job satisfaction scores were compared with resident performance using faculty evaluations of clinical competency-based surgical milestones and standardized test scores including the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE)...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007315/does-the-nbme-surgery-shelf-exam-constitute-a-double-jeopardy-of-usmle-step-1-performance
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Michael S Ryan, Jorie M Colbert-Getz, Salem N Glenn, Joel D Browning, Rahul J Anand
BACKGROUND: Scores from the NBME Subject Examination in Surgery (Surgery Shelf) positively correlate with United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 (Step 1). Based on this relationship, the authors evaluated the predictive value of Step 1 on the Surgery Shelf. METHODS: Surgery Shelf standard scores were substituted for Step 1 standard scores for 395 students in 2012-2014 at one medical school. Linear regression was used to determine how well Step 1 scores predicted Surgery Shelf scores...
February 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908638/using-the-acmge-milestones-as-a-handover-tool-from-medical-school-to-surgery-residency
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Lauren M Wancata, Helen Morgan, Gurjit Sandhu, Sally Santen, David T Hughes
OBJECTIVE: To map current medical school assessments for graduating students to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones in general surgery, and to pass forward individual performance metrics on level 1 milestones to receiving residency programs. DESIGN: The study included 20 senior medical students who were accepted into surgery internship positions. Data from medical school performance assessments from the third-year surgery clerkship, fourth-year surgery rotations, fourth-year surgery boot camp, Clinical Competency Assessment Examination, and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and 2 examinations were used to map each student's competency assessments to the General Surgery Milestones based on a scoring system created and validated by independent assessors...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866725/common-attributes-of-high-low-performing-general-surgery-programs-as-they-relate-to-qe-ce-pass-rates
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Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, Eliza Slama, Michael S Truitt
PURPOSE: This comparative study aims to identify the differences between high and low performing programs as defined by their ABS board pass rates. METHODS: We identified programs in the top 5% (TP) and lower 5% (LP) for 1st time QE/CE pass rates during the study period with resident and program related variables. All data was pooled and analyzed. RESULTS: TP had more U.S. graduates, higher average USMLE Step 1/2 scores, and all residents took the exam within a year of graduation...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863834/correlation-between-united-states-medical-licensing-examination-and-comprehensive-osteopathic-medical-licensing-examination-scores-for-applicants-to-a-dually-approved-emergency-medicine-residency
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Kathleen E Kane, Dawn Yenser, Kevin R Weaver, Gavin C Barr, Terrence E Goyke, Shawn M Quinn, Charles C Worrilow, Andre J Burckhart, Adam L Leonetti, Isamu E Yoshioka, Stephen W Dusza, Bryan G Kane
BACKGROUND: It is important for emergency medicine (EM) residency programs to be able to correlate the United States (US) Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) scores of applicants. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the correlation between USMLE and COMLEX scores for EM residency applicants. METHODS: Retrospectively, from 2006 through 2013, USMLE and COMLEX examination scores for applicants to our 4-year, 56-member, dually approved EM residency were analyzed...
February 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798818/an-evaluation-of-outcomes-following-the-replacement-of-traditional-histology-laboratories-with-self-study-modules
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Andrew R Thompson, D J Lowrie
Changes in medical school curricula often require educators to develop teaching strategies that decrease contact hours while maintaining effective pedagogical methods. When faced with this challenge, faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine converted the majority of in-person histology laboratory sessions to self-study modules that utilize multiple audiovisual modalities and a virtual microscope platform. Outcomes related to this shift were investigated through performance on in-house examinations, results of the United States Medical Licensing Examination(®) (USMLE(®) ) Step 1 Examination, and student feedback...
October 31, 2016: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779506/differential-weighting-for-subcomponent-measures-of-integrated-clinical-encounter-scores-based-on-the-usmle-step-2-cs-examination-effects-on-composite-score-reliability-and-pass-fail-decisions
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Yoon Soo Park, Matthew Lineberry, Abbas Hyderi, Georges Bordage, Kuan Xing, Rachel Yudkowsky
PURPOSE: Medical schools administer locally developed graduation competency examinations (GCEs) following the structure of the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Clinical Skills that combine standardized patient (SP)-based physical examination and the patient note (PN) to create integrated clinical encounter (ICE) scores. This study examines how different subcomponent scoring weights in a locally developed GCE affect composite score reliability and pass-fail decisions for ICE scores, contributing to internal structure and consequential validity evidence...
November 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702431/do-mcat-scores-predict-usmle-scores-an-analysis-on-5-years-of-medical-student-data
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Jacqueline L Gauer, Josephine M Wolff, J Brooks Jackson
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the associations and predictive values of Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) component and composite scores prior to 2015 with U.S. Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores, with a focus on whether students scoring low on the MCAT were particularly likely to continue to score low on the USMLE exams. METHOD: Multiple linear regression, correlation, and chi-square analyses were performed to determine the relationship between MCAT component and composite scores and USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores from five graduating classes (2011-2015) at the University of Minnesota Medical School (N=1,065)...
2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500163/investigating-the-impact-of-preparation-strategies-on-usmle-step-1-performance
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Patrick Bonasso, Brandon Lucke-Wold, Zebula Reed, John Bozek, Scott Cottrell
BACKGROUND: The USMLE Step 1 score helps differentiate applicants for competitive residency programs. Students frequently ask medical educators how to prepare for this high-stakes exam. Multiple resources exist such as books, training programs, and question banks. The purpose of this study is to provide medical educators with data on which resources correlate with higher exam scores. METHODS: 164 medical students at West Virginia University School of Medicine were given a survey following the completion of Step 1...
2015: MedEdPublish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413438/the-use-of-comlex-usa-and-usmle-for-residency-applicant-selection
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Jeanne M Sandella, John R Gimpel, Larissa L Smith, John R Boulet
BACKGROUND: The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) are recognized by all state medical licensing boards in the United States, and the Federation of State Medical Boards has supported the validity of both examinations for medical licensure. Many osteopathic medical students take both examinations. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate performance on COMLEX-USA Level 1 and USMLE Step 1 of students from colleges of osteopathic medicine where the majority of students took both examinations...
July 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27312956/impact-of-a-scholarly-track-on-quality-of-residency-program-applicants
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Julie M Celebi, Cathina T Nguyen, Amelia L Sattler, Michael B Stevens, Steven Y Lin
INTRODUCTION: It is generally believed that residency programs offering scholarly tracks attract higher quality applicants, although there is little evidence of this in the literature. We explored the impact of a clinician-educator track on the quality of applicants to our residency program by comparing the volume and characteristics of applicants before (2008-2011) and after (2012-2015) the track was introduced. METHODS: The total number of applications received was compared between the pre-track and post-track years...
November 2016: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27175403/enhancement-of-anesthesiology-in-training-exam-performance-with-institution-of-an-academic-improvement-policy
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Julie A Joseph, Chris M Terry, Eva J Waller, Andrey V Bortsov, David A Zvara, David C Mayer, Susan M Martinelli
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiology resident physicians across the United States complete an annual in-training examination (ITE). The ITE evaluates resident knowledge and provides personalized feedback to guide future study in low scoring sections(1). Performance on the ITE correlates with outcomes on the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) written board examination(2). Over the last several years, declining ITE scores were observed at the University of North Carolina (UNC). In response to this decline, our department reprioritized the ITE by instituting an academic improvement policy (AIP)...
January 2014: Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine: JEPM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27147692/academic-characteristics-of-orthopaedic-surgery-residency-applicants-from-2007-to-2014
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J Mason DePasse, Mark A Palumbo, Craig P Eberson, Alan H Daniels
BACKGROUND: Based on a relatively stable match rate, several authors have concluded that the competition for orthopaedic residency positions has not changed over the past 3 decades. However, the objective measures of applicant competitiveness have not been quantified in detail. METHODS: National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) data from 2007 to 2014 for U.S. orthopaedic surgery applicants were compared with data for applicants to all specialties. Trends in the United Stated Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step-1 and Step-2 scores, publications and research experiences, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) status, and the presence of an advanced degree are reported...
May 4, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27087016/family-centered-rounds-and-medical-student-performance-on-the-nbme-pediatrics-subject-shelf-examination-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Tiffany N Kimbrough, Victor Heh, N Romesh Wijesooriya, Michael S Ryan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between family-centered rounds (FCR) and medical student knowledge acquisition as assessed by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) pediatric subject (shelf) exam. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of third-year medical students who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine between 2009 and 2014. This timeframe represented the transition from 'traditional' rounds to FCR on the pediatric inpatient unit...
2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27007882/the-usmle-step-2-cs-time-for-a-change
#18
Matthew D Alvin
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE(®)) Steps are a series of mandatory licensing assessments for all allopathic (MD degree) medical students in their transition from student to intern to resident physician. Steps 1, 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and 3 are daylong multiple-choice exams that quantify a medical student's basic science and clinical knowledge as well as their application of that knowledge using a three-digit score. In doing so, these Steps provide a standardized assessment that residency programs use to differentiate applicants and evaluate their competitiveness...
August 2016: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26934906/united-states-medical-licensing-examination-step-1-and-2-scores-predict-neuroradiology-fellowship-success
#19
Ilyssa J Yousem, Li Liu, Nafi Aygun, David M Yousem
PURPOSE: Many neuroradiology programs use United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores to assess fellowship candidates. The authors hypothesized that because they are taken several years before fellowship, USMLE scores would correlate poorly with success in fellowship training as measured by faculty evaluations. METHODS: USMLE scores from 10 years of neuroradiology fellows (n = 73) were compared with their cumulative mean E*Value scores from their fellowship years and their best-to-worst rankings within their fellowship years...
April 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26759671/correlation-of-the-national-emergency-medicine-m4-clerkship-examination-with-usmle-examination-performance
#20
Luan E Lawson, Davis Musick, Kori Brewer
INTRODUCTION: Assessment of medical students' knowledge in clinical settings is complex yet essential to the learning process. Clinical clerkships use various types of written examinations to objectively test medical knowledge within a given discipline. Within emergency medicine (EM), a new national standardized exam was developed to test medical knowledge in this specialty. Evaluation of the psychometric properties of a new examination is an important issue to address during test development and use...
December 2015: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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