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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238704/effectiveness-of-a-perioperative-transthoracic-ultrasound-training-program-for-students-and-residents
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Juliet June Ray, Jonathan P Meizoso, Valerie Hart, Davis Horkan, Vicente Behrens, Krishnamurti A Rao, Charles A Karcutskie, Joshua Lenchus, Carl I Schulman, Roman Dudaryk
OBJECTIVE: Focused ultrasound (US) is being incorporated across all levels of medical education. Although many comprehensive US courses exist, their scope is broad, requiring expert instructors, access to simulation, and extensive time commitment by the learner. We aim to compare learning across levels of training and specialties using a goal-directed, web-based course without live skills training. DESIGN: A prospective observational study of students and residents from medicine, surgery, and anesthesiology...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238058/training-or-non-surgical-factors-what-determines-a-good-surgical-performance-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Cornelia Lindlohr, R Lefering, S Saad, M M Heiss, C Pape-Köhler
BACKGROUND: Acquiring laparoscopic skills is a necessity for every young surgeon. Whether it is a talent or a non-surgical skill that determines the surgical performance of an endoscopic operation has been discussed for years. In other disciplines aptitude testing has become the norm. Airlines, for example, have implemented assessments to test the natural aptitude of future pilots to predict their performance later on. In the medical field, especially surgery, there are no similar comparable tests implemented or even available...
February 25, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236158/evaluation-of-a-cross-cultural-curriculum-changing-knowledge-attitudes-and-skills-in-pediatric-residents
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Susan Horky, Joseph Andreola, Erik Black, Michele Lossius
Objectives The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of six online modules, the Cross Cultural Case Stories, designed to teach healthcare professionals and trainees to provide culturally competent care to children with chronic respiratory conditions and their families. Modules increase provider awareness of the types of factors that may vary between cultures. This study assessed learner change in the three domains of knowledge, attitudes and self-reported skills. Improving on earlier studies, this evaluation included a control group for comparison...
February 24, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227788/lessons-learnt-from-a-mooc-about-social-media-for-digital-health-literacy
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Suleman Atique, Mowafa Hosueh, Luis Fernandez-Luque, Elia Gabarron, Marian Wan, Onkar Singh, Vicente Traver Salcedo, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Syed-Abdul Shabbir, Suleman Atique, Mowafa Hosueh, Luis Fernandez-Luque, Elia Gabarron, Marian Wan, Onkar Singh, Vicente Traver Salcedo, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Syed-Abdul Shabbir, Elia Gabarron, Marian Wan, Mowafa Hosueh, Luis Fernandez-Luque, Onkar Singh, Syed-Abdul Shabbir, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Vicente Traver Salcedo, Suleman Atique
Nowadays, the Internet and social media represent prime channels for health information seeking and peer support. However, benefits of health social media can be reduced by low digital health literacy. We designed a massive open online course (MOOC) course about health social media to increase the students' digital health literacy. In this course, we wanted to explore the difficulties confronted by the MOOC users in relation to accessing quality online health information and to propose methods to overcome the issues...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225466/the-use-of-social-media-in-graduate-medical-education-a-systematic-review
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Madeline Sterling, Peggy Leung, Drew Wright, Tara F Bishop
PURPOSE: Despite the growing presence of social media in graduate medical education (GME), few studies have attempted to characterize their effect on residents and their training. The authors conducted a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature to understand the effect of social media on resident (1) education, (2) recruitment, and (3) professionalism. METHOD: The authors identified English-language peer-reviewed articles published through November 2015 using Medline, Embase, Cochrane, PubMed, Scopus, and ERIC...
February 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225462/validity-evidence-from-ratings-of-pediatric-interns-and-subinterns-on-a-subset-of-pediatric-milestones
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Teri L Turner, Vasudha L Bhavaraju, Ulana A Luciw-Dubas, Patricia J Hicks, Sara Multerer, Amanda Osta, Jennifer McDonnell, Sue Poynter, Daniel J Schumacher, Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Alan Schwartz
PURPOSE: To investigate evidence for validity of faculty members' pediatric milestone (PM) ratings of interns (first-year residents) and subinterns (fourth-year medical students) on nine subcompetencies related to readiness to serve as a pediatric intern in the inpatient setting. METHOD: The Association of Pediatric Program Directors Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (APPD LEARN) and the National Board of Medical Examiners collaborated to investigate the utility of assessments of the PMs for trainees' performance...
February 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195962/ebus-stat-subscore-analysis-to-predict-the-efficacy-and-assess-the-validity-of-virtual-reality-simulation-for-ebus-tbna-training-among-experienced-bronchoscopists
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Simone Scarlata, Patrizio Palermo, Piero Candoli, Ariela Tofani, Tommasangelo Petitti, Lorenzo Corbetta
BACKGROUND: Linear endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) represents a pivotal innovation in interventional pulmonology; determining the best approach to guarantee systematic and efficient training is expected to become a main issue in the forthcoming years. Virtual reality simulators have been proposed as potential EBUS-TBNA training instruments, to avoid unskilled beginners practicing directly in real-life settings. A validated and perfected simulation program could be used before allowing beginners to practice on patients...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192383/pilot-study-evaluating-the-impact-of-otology-surgery-videos-on-otolaryngology-resident-education
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Charles Poon, Shawn M Stevens, Justin S Golub, Myles L Pensak, Ravi N Samy
OBJECTIVES: Use of videos as educational tools is not a novel concept; however, there is a paucity of high-quality video resources available to otolaryngology trainees. We hypothesized that residents would deem surgical-videos using a multimedia-style format more valuable as preparatory tools. Aims of this study: 1) develop portfolio of otology/neurotology videos overviewing key steps, anatomy, and pearls by a senior surgeon; 2) have residents rate the effectiveness of the videos as a preoperative tool...
March 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183414/transitioning-from-medical-educator-to-scholarship-in-medical-education
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Alix G Darden, Stephanie D DeLeon
Clinician educators spend most of their time in clinical practice, educating trainees in all types of care settings. Many are involved in formal teaching, curriculum development and learner assessment while holding educational leadership roles as well. Finding time to engage in scholarly work that can be presented and published is an academic expectation, but also a test of efficiency. Just as clinical research originates from problems related to patients, so should educational research originate from issues related to educating the next generation of doctors...
February 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177958/feedback-for-learners-in-medical-education-what-is-known-a-scoping-review
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Robert Bing-You, Victoria Hayes, Kalli Varaklis, Robert Trowbridge, Heather Kemp, Dina McKelvy
PURPOSE: To conduct a scoping review of the literature on feedback for learners in medical education. METHOD: In 2015-2016, the authors searched the Ovid MEDLINE, ERIC, CINAHL, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, Web of Science, and Scopus databases and seven medical education journals (via OvidSP) for articles published January 1980-December 2015. Two reviewers screened articles for eligibility with inclusion criteria. All authors extracted key data and analyzed data descriptively...
February 7, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176916/is-there-a-way-for-clinical-teachers-to-assist-struggling-learners-a-synthetic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Boileau, Christina St-Onge, Marie-Claude Audétat
Struggling medical trainees pose a challenge to clinical teachers, since these learners warrant closer supervision that is time-consuming and competes with time spent on patient care. Clinical teachers' perception that they are ill equipped to address learners' difficulties efficiently may lead to delays or even lack of remediation for these learners. Because of the paucity of evidence to guide best practices in remediation, the best approach to guide clinical teachers in the field remains to be established...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166578/piloting-the-mobile-medical-milestones-application-m3app%C3%A2-a-multi-institution-evaluation
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Cristen Page, Alfred Reid, Catherine L Coe, Janalynn Beste, Blake Fagan, Erica Steinbacher, Warren P Newton
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Competency-based evaluation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Milestones requires the development of new evaluation tools that can better capture learners' behavior. This study describes the implementation and initial assessment of an innovative point-of-care mobile application, the M3App,© linked to the Family Medicine Milestones. METHODS: Seven family medicine residency programs in North Carolina implemented the M3App...
January 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160874/milestones-and-millennials-a-perfect-pairing-competency-based-medical-education-and-the-learning-preferences-of-generation-y
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REVIEW
Janeve R Desy, Darcy A Reed, Alexandra P Wolanskyj
Millennials are quickly becoming the most prevalent generation of medical learners. These individuals have a unique outlook on education and have different preferences and expectations than their predecessors. As evidenced by its implementation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in the United States and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, competency based medical education is rapidly gaining international acceptance. Characteristics of competency based medical education can be perfectly paired with Millennial educational needs in several dimensions including educational expectations, the educational process, attention to emotional quotient and professionalism, assessment, feedback, and intended outcomes...
February 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157389/critical-thinking-in-critical-care-five-strategies-to-improve-teaching-and-learning-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Margaret M Hayes, Souvik Chatterjee, Richard M Schwartzstein
Critical thinking, the capacity to be deliberate about thinking, is increasingly the focus of undergraduate medical education, but is not commonly addressed in graduate medical education. Without critical thinking, physicians, particularly residents, are prone to cognitive errors, which can lead to diagnostic errors, especially in a high stakes environment such as the intensive care unit. Although challenging, critical thinking skills can be taught. Currently there is a paucity of data to support an educational gold standard for teaching critical thinking, but we believe that five strategies, routed in cognitive theory and our personal teaching experiences, provide an effective framework to teach critical thinking in the intensive care unit...
February 3, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155004/stakeholder-perspectives-on-workplace-based-performance-assessment-towards-a-better-understanding-of-assessor-behaviour
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Laury P J W M de Jonge, Angelique A Timmerman, Marjan J B Govaerts, Jean W M Muris, Arno M M Muijtjens, Anneke W M Kramer, Cees P M van der Vleuten
Workplace-Based Assessment (WBA) plays a pivotal role in present-day competency-based medical curricula. Validity in WBA mainly depends on how stakeholders (e.g. clinical supervisors and learners) use the assessments-rather than on the intrinsic qualities of instruments and methods. Current research on assessment in clinical contexts seems to imply that variable behaviours during performance assessment of both assessors and learners may well reflect their respective beliefs and perspectives towards WBA. We therefore performed a Q methodological study to explore perspectives underlying stakeholders' behaviours in WBA in a postgraduate medical training program...
February 2, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141880/factors-influencing-nursing-student-self-assessment-in-relation-to-instructor-assessment
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Salam Hadid
BACKGROUND: Self-assessment in nursing education is a ubiquitous tool for developing independent learners and critical thinkers. However, self-assessment may be influenced by both demographic and perceptual factors, making it far more complex than students or instructors realize. METHOD: A demographically heterogeneous group of nursing students (N = 322) was asked to evaluate their performance of a standard clinical procedure-the insertion of a needle into a peripheral vein of an arm simulator; their assessments were compared with those of an instructor...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139836/personalized-assessment-based-and-tiered-medical-education-curriculum-integrating-treatment-guidelines-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Brian C Lee, Karyn D Ruiz-Cordell, Steven M Haimowitz, Cara Williams, Bruce S Stambler, Anthia Mandarakas
BACKGROUND: This continuing medical education (CME) curriculum utilizes the Learner Assessment Platform (LAP), providing learners with personalized educational pathways related to atrial fibrillation treatment. HYPOTHESIS: There are improvements in knowledge among physician learners after CME, especially among LAP learners. METHODS: In this LAP-based curriculum, an evaluation of learner deficits on designated learning objectives was conducted in tier 1 and used to direct learners to individualized tier 2 activities...
January 31, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135379/comparison-of-nurses-self-reported-and-objectively-measured-evidence-based-practice-knowledge
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Amy Hagedorn Wonder, Angela M McNelis, Darrell Spurlock, Pamela M Ironside, Shelley Lancaster, Carmen R Davis, Marlena Gainey, Nancy Verwers
BACKGROUND: This study provides a first-time, objective assessment of the evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge of RNs working in Magnet(®)-designated hospitals. METHOD: This multisite, cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational study uses the Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge Assessment in Nursing (EKAN) and Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire (EBPQ). RESULTS: EBPQ subscale scores revealed overall positive self-ratings of EBP knowledge/skills, attitudes, and practice/use...
1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127792/learner-improvement-from-a-simulation-enhanced-ultrasonography-curriculum-for-first-year-medical-students
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Geoffrey T Miller, Mark W Scerbo, Samantha Zybak, Donald V Byars, Craig W Goodmurphy, Frank A Lattanzio, Barry J Knapp, Felicia Toreno, Alex Levitov, Sarah Shaves, Alfred Abuhamad
OBJECTIVES: We describe a simulation-enhanced ultrasonography (US) curriculum for first-year medical students as part of a comprehensive curricular integration of US skills. Our goal was to assess student knowledge and performance of US and determine their satisfaction with the integrated curriculum. METHODS: A committee of basic science, clinical, and interinstitutional faculty developed 7 educational US modules integrated into existing anatomy and physiology courses...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126380/procedural-skills-of-the-entrustable-professional-activities-are-graduating-us-medical-students-prepared-to-perform-procedures-in-residency
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Adrienne N Bruce, Anagha Kumar, Sonya Malekzadeh
PURPOSE: Competency-based medical education has been successfully instituted in graduate medical education through the development of Milestones. Consequently, the Association of American Medical Colleges implemented the core entrustable professional activities initiative to complement this framework in undergraduate medical education. We sought to determine its efficacy by examining the experiences and confidence of recent medical school graduates with general procedural skills (entrustable professional activities 12)...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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