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Rebecca L Hoffman, Brenda Bryant, Steve R Allen, Major K Lee, Cary B Aarons, Rachel R Kelz
BACKGROUND: Fostering surgeon engagement in community outreach was recently identified as a major priority toward reducing health care disparities in surgery. We aimed to increase surgeon engagement in the local community, understand prevalent beliefs, and identify educational opportunities in the local community regarding cancer screening and treatment using community outreach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In collaboration with the university's cancer center, the medical student surgical interest group, surgical faculty, and residents developed a community outreach program...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
H Hopia, A Karhunen, J Heikkilä
OBJECTIVE: To describe facilitators and barriers in relation to the growth of nurse prescribing competence from the perspective of the nurses studying in a prescribing programme. BACKGROUND: The number of nurses enrolled in a nurse prescribing programme is rapidly increasing in XXX. However, few studies on nurse prescribing education are available and therefore research is needed, particularly from the point of view of nurses studying in the programme. DESIGN: The descriptive, qualitative study used the text of student online learning diaries as data during a 14-month prescribing programme...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Melanie J Lewis, Rose Ellis, Sunil K Adusumilli, Ian Cameron
INTRODUCTION: The New South Wales Rural Resident Medical Officer Cadetship Program began in 1988 as a strategy to increase the numbers of junior doctors in rural hospitals. This article outlines the results of an evaluation undertaken in 2014. Specifically, it will look at where former cadets who entered the program between 1989 and 2010 were working in 2014, what training programs they chose and their attitudes toward the program. METHOD: Data were collected using a semi-structured questionnaire sent to all the former cadets who entered the program from 1989 until 2010...
October 2016: Rural and Remote Health
Salla Atkins, Sophie Marsden, Vishal Diwan, Merrick Zwarenstein
BACKGROUND: Research capacity enhancement is needed in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) for improved health, wellbeing, and health systems' development. In this article, we discuss two capacity-building projects, the African/Asian Regional Capacity Development (ARCADE) in Health Systems and Services Research (HSSR) and Research on Social Determinants of Health (RSDH), implemented from 2011 to 2015. The two projects focussed on providing courses in HSSR and social determinants of health research, and on developing collaborations between universities, along with capacity in LMIC universities to manage research grant submissions, financing, and reporting...
2016: Global Health Action
Mathieu Saubade, Christos Karatzios, Cyril Besson, Anne-Charlotte Farasse, Benaim Charles, Gérald Gremion
OBJECTIVE: Approximately 42% of Europeans never practice physical activity (PA) or sports and 40% spend more than 5:30 per day in a sitting position. The objective of this literature review is to identify the necessary means to promote PA and tools available for physicians to advise and prescribe a suitable AP. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Electronic database research using Medline, the Cochrane Library and Google Scholar. RESULTS: Prescription of PA in the medical office is more and more encouraged...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Salman Y Guraya
BACKGROUND: Online social networking sites (SNSs) (e.g., Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube) have emerged as rapidly growing mechanisms to exchange personal and professional information among university students. This research aims to determine the medical students' extent of usage of SNSs for educational purposes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Educational Resources Information Centre (ERIC), Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), the Cochrane library, and Excerpta Medica Data Base (EMBASE) were searched to retrieve articles from 2004 to 2014, applying predefined search terms and inclusion criteria...
July 2016: North American Journal of Medical Sciences
Raman Kumar
Family medicine (FM) is an independent and distinct medical specialty in the developed countries such as USA, UK, Australia, and Canada since 1960s. FM teaching is imparted at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in countries such as Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Family practice is the practicing vocation of the majority doctors in India. The practitioners of FM include general practitioners, family physicians, FM specialists, and medical officers in the public sector. Medical students are largely unaware about FM career as this concept is not introduced at MBBS level...
January 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Tara M Tancred, Meike Schleiff, David H Peters, Dina Balabanova
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics of health policy and systems research training globally and to identify recommendations for improvement and expansion. METHODS: We identified institutions offering health policy and systems research training worldwide. In 2014, we recruited participants from identified institutions for an online survey on the characteristics of the institutions and the courses given. Survey findings were explored during in-depth interviews with selected key informants...
July 1, 2016: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Takashi Mochizuki
In May 2015, information on the current status of mycological examinations in university clinics, and the education of students, and junior and senior residents in Japanese universities was gathered using a questionnaire, which was completed by 98 of the 117 (83.8%) professors or directors in charge of dermatology departments in Japan that were included in the survey.The questionnaire items were divided into three parts; namely, Part A, inspection methods used for diagnosis of cutaneous mycoses in each university clinic; Part B, need for a network and construction of a support system for medical care and education; and Part C, status of education of undergraduate students and residents...
2016: Medical Mycology Journal
Izet Masic, Edin Begic, Nedim Begic
INTRODUCTION: Information technologies (IT) are becoming a tool without which further education of both medical students and doctors would not be possible. AIM: The aim of this paper was to analyze the use of IT in the prism of two systems, the old system and the Bologna system. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Answers from questionnaires from total of 459 students (2012/13-2015/16 generation) were analyzed. RESULTS: The presence of large number of female students, in both systems is significant (p <0...
April 2016: Materia Socio-medica
G Dreier, J Löhler
BACKGROUND: Treating patients requires the inclusion of existing evidence in any health care decision, to be able to choose the best diagnosis or treatment measure or to make valid prognosis statements for a particular patient in consideration of the physician's own expertise.The basis are clinical trials, the results of which are ideally gathered in systematic reviews, rated, summarized and published. In addition to the GCP (Good Clinical Practice)-compliant planning, conducting and analysis of clinical studies it is essential, that all study results are made publicly available, in order to avoid publication bias...
April 2016: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
Richard Watters, Elizabeth R Moore, Kenneth Wallston
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study developed and validated a theory of planned behavior (TPB)-based self-report instrument to measure nursing students' attitudes toward evidence-based practice (EBP), perceived support, self-efficacy, and implementation of EBP. METHODS: There were 348 nursing students at 1 university who completed the measure as a pretest at the beginning of a course designed to teach them about EBP; 164 at the end of the course as a posttest. RESULTS: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students reported higher EBP implementation scores than Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students who, in turn, had higher scores than prespecialty students...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Helena Liira, Tuomas Koskela, Hans Thulesius, Kaisu Pitkälä
OBJECTIVE: Research and PhDs are relatively rare in family medicine and primary care. To promote research, regular one-year research courses for primary care professionals with a focus on clinical epidemiology were started. This study explores the academic outcomes of the first four cohorts of research courses and surveys the participants' perspectives on the research course. DESIGN: An electronic survey was sent to the research course participants. All peer-reviewed scientific papers published by these students were retrieved by literature searches in PubMed...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
Jason Silvestre, Ines C Lin, Joseph M Serletti, Benjamin Chang
BACKGROUND: The integrated plastic surgery match is among the most competitive residency matches in recent years. Although previous studies have correlated applicant characteristics with successful match outcomes, none have comprehensively investigated the role of geography in the match. This study elucidates regional biases in the match. METHODS: Plastic surgery residents who matched during 2011-2015 were eligible for study inclusion. Names of residents were obtained from official residency program websites and cross-referenced with data obtained from the Student Doctor Network...
March 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
Hyo Hyun Yoo, Jun-Ki Lee, Arem Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to analyze the differences in the perception of the "good doctor" image between faculty and students, based on the competencies of the "Korean doctor's role." METHODS: The study sample comprised 418 students and 49 faculty members in medical school. They were asked to draw images of a "good doctor," and the competencies were then analyzed using the Draw-A-Scientist test and the social network program Netminer 4.0. RESULTS: Of the competency areas, "communication and collaboration with patient" and "medical knowledge and clinical skills" were the most frequently expressed, and "education and research," "professionalism," and "social accountability" were less commonly expressed...
December 2015: Korean Journal of Medical Education
Esther Giroldi, Wemke Veldhuijzen, Annika Dijkman, Maxime Rozestraten, Jean Muris, Cees van der Vleuten, Trudy van der Weijden
BACKGROUND: Gathering information from talkative patients presents a challenge to clinicians. Empirical evidence on how to effectively deal with this challenge is scant. OBJECTIVE: This study explores communication strategies and their underlying mechanisms that GPs consider effective when gathering information from talkative patients in order to inform the development of best practices. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative study with experienced GPs...
February 2016: Family Practice
Jens Holst, Oliver Normann, Markus Herrmann
CONTEXT: After decades of providing a dense network of quality medical care, Germany is facing an increasing shortage of medical doctors in rural areas. Current graduation rates of generalists do not counterbalance the loss due to retirement. Informed by international evidence, different strategies to ensure rural medical care are under debate, including innovative teaching approaches during undergraduate training. ISSUES: The University of Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt was the first medical school in Germany to offer a rural elective for graduate students...
2015: Rural and Remote Health
Athos Antoniades, Iolie Nicolaidou, Dimitris Spachos, Jarkko Mylläri, Daniela Giordano, Eleni Dafli, Evangelia Mitsopoulou, Christos N Schizas, Constantinos Pattichis, Maria Nikolaidou, Panagiotis Bamidis
BACKGROUND: The mEducator Best Practice Network (BPN) implemented and extended standards and reference models in e-learning to develop innovative frameworks as well as solutions that enable specialized state-of-the-art medical educational content to be discovered, retrieved, shared, and re-purposed across European Institutions, targeting medical students, doctors, educators and health care professionals. Scenario-based evaluation for usability testing, complemented with data from online questionnaires and field notes of users' performance, was designed and utilized for the evaluation of these solutions...
2015: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Elizabeth da Trindade de Andrade, Élida Azevedo Hennington, Hélio Ribeiro de Siqueira, Valeria Cavalcanti Rolla, Celina Mannarino
INTRODUCTION: The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies 8.7 million new cases of tuberculosis (TB) annually around the world. The unfavorable outcomes of TB treatment prevent the achievement of the WHO's cure target. GOAL: To evaluate existing intersections in the conceptions relative to the knowledge of TB, the experience of the illness and the treatment. METHODS: Doctors, medical students and patients were selected from a public university in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 2011 to 2013...
2015: PloS One
Iolie Nicolaidou, Athos Antoniades, Riana Constantinou, Charis Marangos, Efthyvoulos Kyriacou, Panagiotis Bamidis, Eleni Dafli, Constantinos S Pattichis
BACKGROUND: Serious games involving virtual patients in medical education can provide a controlled setting within which players can learn in an engaging way, while avoiding the risks associated with real patients. Moreover, serious games align with medical students' preferred learning styles. The Virtual Emergency TeleMedicine (VETM) game is a simulation-based game that was developed in collaboration with the mEducator Best Practice network in response to calls to integrate serious games in medical education and training...
2015: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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