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Goonaseelan Pillai, Kelly Chibale, Edwin C Constable, Akiko N Keller, Marcelo M Gutierrez, Fareed Mirza, Christian Sengstag, Collen Masimirembwa, Paolo Denti, Gary Maartens, Michèle Ramsay, Bernhards Ogutu, Eyasu Makonnen, Richard Gordon, Carlos Gil Ferreira, Fernando Alberto Goldbaum, Wim M S Degrave, Jonathan Spector, Brigitta Tadmor, Hedwig J Kaiser
BACKGROUND: Scientific and professional development opportunities for early career scientists in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) are limited and not consistent. There is a disproportionately low number of biomedical and clinical researchers in LMIC's relative to their high burden of disease, a disparity that is aggravated by emigration of up to 70% of scientists from their countries of birth for education and employment elsewhere. To help address this need, a novel University-accredited, immersive fellowship program was established by a large public-academic-private network...
October 10, 2018: BMC Medical Education
Paolo Roma, Maria C Verrocchio, Cristina Mazza, Daniela Marchetti, Franco Burla, Maria E Cinti, Stefano Ferracuti
Background and Purpose: Research on the relationship between response latency (RL) and faking in self-administered testing scenarios have generated contradictory findings. We explored this relationship further, aiming to add further insight into the reliability of self-report measures. We compared RLs and T-scores on the MMPI-2-RF (validity and restructured clinical [RC] scales) in four experimental groups. Our hypotheses were that: the Fake-Good Speeded group would obtain a different completion time; show higher RLs than the Honesty Speeded Group in the validity scales; show higher T-Scores in the L-r and K-r scales and lower T-scores in the F-r and RC scales; and show higher levels of tension and fatigue...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Phillip E Funk, Patrick Knott, Lindsey Burdick, Michael Roberts
Education in the health professions occurs at the graduate level, increasing the barriers to underrepresented and first-generation students. Some programs attempt to alleviate these barriers by streamlining passage from the undergraduate campus to the medical campus within a university or by accelerating entry to the professions by bypassing the bachelor's degree. These solutions each have their own limitations for students, including added pressure to maintain grades and a limited ability to explore multiple professions...
September 2018: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
Nikki T Sawyer, Kristen E Frenzel
Epilepsy and seizure generation are at the center of this case study narrative. By exploring the nature of genetic mutations in voltage-gated sodium channels students will solidify fundamental concepts involving action potential generation and roles for excitatory and inhibitory neurons in the central nervous system. Students will wrestle with primary data, developing analytical and quantitative skills, and generate evidence-based hypotheses and predictions. As written here, the case is used in an upper-level undergraduate course, but because the case focuses on basic fundamental neuroscience concepts, the narrative could be easily adapted for uses in introductory neuroscience courses or potentially first-year graduate courses...
2018: Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: JUNE: a Publication of FUN, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
Shiroh Miura, Kengo Kosaka, Ryuta Fujioka, Yusuke Uchiyama, Tomofumi Shimojo, Takuya Morikawa, Azusa Irie, Takayuki Taniwaki, Hiroki Shibata
Spinocerebellar ataxia 27 (SCA27) is an autosomal dominant SCA caused by variants in the fibroblast growth factor 14 (FGF14) gene. We examined a Japanese SCA patient whose deceased father also suffered from SCA. The patient was a 63-year-old male. He graduated from junior high school but received no further education. The predominant complaint was slowly progressive dysarthria and gait disturbance, which appeared at age 47. He showed pathological saccadic dysmetria, saccadic intrusions into smooth pursuit eye movements, dysarthria, and limb and truncal ataxia...
July 11, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Granville E Wrensford, Kerry-Ann Stewart, Marja M Hurley
The Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs at UConn Health has developed the Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative (Aetna HPPI), a formal education consortium offering a comprehensive program of educational enrichment and support activities for underrepresented and first-generation students. The purpose is to identify and develop a diverse applicant pool of students who will eventually enter a health professions career with a focus on medicine and dental medicine. Activities are conducted for students in middle school through college...
July 16, 2018: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Godfred O Boateng, Torsten B Neilands, Edward A Frongillo, Hugo R Melgar-Quiñonez, Sera L Young
Scale development and validation are critical to much of the work in the health, social, and behavioral sciences. However, the constellation of techniques required for scale development and evaluation can be onerous, jargon-filled, unfamiliar, and resource-intensive. Further, it is often not a part of graduate training. Therefore, our goal was to concisely review the process of scale development in as straightforward a manner as possible, both to facilitate the development of new, valid, and reliable scales, and to help improve existing ones...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
Erik Ingelsson, Mark I McCarthy
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) and obesity already represent 2 of the most prominent risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and are destined to increase in importance given the global changes in lifestyle. Ten years have passed since the first round of genome-wide association studies for T2D and obesity. During this decade, we have witnessed remarkable developments in human genetics. We have graduated from the despair of candidate gene-based studies that generated few consistently replicated genotype-phenotype associations, to the excitement of an exponential harvest of loci robustly associated with medical outcomes through ever larger genome-wide association study meta-analyses...
June 2018: Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine
Cindy Lee
This is a personal account of some of the people and factors that were important in my career in chemical oceanography. I also discuss two areas of oceanographic research and training that I think need more attention. The first is how the difficulty in getting appropriate samples hampers our ability to fully understand biogeochemical processes in the sea. I have worked on dissolved materials, suspended and sinking particles, and sediments in lakes, oceans, rivers, and aerosols. Sample collection problems affect all those areas, although to different degrees...
May 31, 2018: Annual Review of Marine Science
Lamia Yusuf, Amina Ahmed, Raheela Yasmin
Background and objective: Workplace based assessment has a strong educational impact in terms of student's clinical performance by steering their learning towards the desired learning outcomes. Educational impact is hardly measured in the sphere of medical education and this study is an attempt to measure educational impact of post graduate residents. The aim of this study was "To explore educational impact of Minicex (Mini-clinical evaluation exercise) on residents with respect to their learning"...
March 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Shahin Akhondzadeh, Asghar Ebadifar, Monir Baradaran Eftekhari, Katayoun Falahat
BACKGROUND: During the last 3 decades, Iran has experienced a rapid population growth and at the same time the health of Iranian people has improved greatly. This achievement was mainly due to training and availability of health manpower, well organized public health network and medical science and research improvement. In this article, we aimed to report the relevant data about the medical science and research situation in Iran and compare them with other countries. METHODS: In this study, after reviewing science development and research indicators in medical sciences with participation of key stakeholders, we selected 3 main hybrid indexes consisting of "Research and Development (R&D) expenditures," "Personnel in Science and Technology sector" and "knowledge generation" for evaluation of medical science and research situation...
November 1, 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
J Benjamin Jackson, Scott Vincent, James Davies, Kevin Phelps, Chris Cornett, Greg Grabowski, Brian Scannell, Alan Stotts, Miranda Bice
Background : Funding for graduate medical education is at risk despite the services provided by residents. Objective : We quantified the potential monetary value of services provided by on-call orthopedic surgery residents. Methods : We conducted a prospective, cross-sectional, multicenter cohort study design. Over a 90-day period in 2014, we collected data on consults by on-call orthopedic surgery residents at 4 tertiary academic medical centers in the United States...
February 2018: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Timothy H Wideman, Jordan Miller, Geoff Bostick, Aliki Thomas, André Bussières
Purpose: This article reports on a national stakeholder workshop that focused on advancing pain education in physiotherapy programmes across Canada. Methods: Workshop participants included national leaders from the following stakeholder groups: people living with pain; physiotherapy students and recent graduates; pain educators; physiotherapy programme administrators; and representatives from the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators, Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and Physiotherapy Practice Profile project...
2018: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
Rajiv Saini, Kalpana Srivastava, Sunil Agrawal, R C Das
Background: It is well known that environmental factors play an important role in human performance. High temperature and humidity particularly impair mental performance by altering brain neurochemistry and electrolyte disturbance which in turn affect one's overall efficiency. While the physiological responses to environmental heat have been well established, it is less clear about its impact on cognition. Study aims to investigate the impact of thermal strain on cognition. Methods: One hundred (100) healthy soldiers aged between 20 and 30 years who had spent minimum of one year in desert conditions prior to their induction in the study formed sample of the study...
October 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Piotr Woltanowski, Andrzej Wincewicz, Stanisław Sulkowski
Tutor of generations of Warsaw medical doctors, Julian Kramsztyk (1851-1926) was son of Rabbi Izaak Kramsztyk, Polish patriot and fighter for independent Poland. Julian Kramsztyk graduated in medicine from Warsaw University in 1873 to soon work as a supervisor of the Internal Diseases Department of Bersohns and Baumans Children's Hospital from 1878 to 1910, and despite of refusing professorship from Imperial Warsaw University, he worked as a lecturer of pediatric disorders from 1880 with strong association of his medical practice with scientific and editorial tasks as well as engaging in charity...
2018: Global Pediatric Health
Gundula Bosch, Arturo Casadevall
There is a growing realization that graduate education in the biomedical sciences is successful at teaching students how to conduct research but falls short in preparing them for a diverse job market, communicating with the public, and remaining versatile scientists throughout their careers. Major problems with graduate level education today include overspecialization in a narrow area of science without a proper grounding in essential critical thinking skills. Shortcomings in education may also contribute to some of the problems of the biomedical sciences, such as poor reproducibility, shoddy literature, and the rise in retracted publications...
December 19, 2017: MBio
Cherie A Fathy, James W Pichert, Henry Domenico, Sahar Kohanim, Paul Sternberg, William O Cooper
Importance: Understanding the distribution of patient complaints by physician age may provide insight into common patient concerns characteristic of early, middle, and late stages of careers in ophthalmology. Most previous studies of patient dissatisfaction have not addressed the association with physician age or controlled for other characteristics (eg, practice setting, subspecialty) that may contribute to the likelihood of patient complaints, unsafe care, and lawsuits. Objective: To assess the association between ophthalmologist age and the likelihood of generating unsolicited patient complaints (UPCs) among a cohort of ophthalmologists...
January 1, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
Ashra Kolhatkar, Andrea Keesey, Bob Bluman, Brenna Lynn, Tandi Wilkinson
INTRODUCTION: The challenges facing emergency medicine (EM) services in Canada reflect the limitations of the entire healthcare system. The emergency department (ED) is uniquely situated in the healthcare system such that shortcomings in hospital- and community-based services are often first revealed there. This is especially true in rural settings, where there are additional site-specific barriers to the provision of EM care. Existing studies look at the factors that influence rural EM physicians in isolation...
November 2017: Rural and Remote Health
Purnima Unni, Cristina M Estrada, Dai H Chung, Emily B Riley, Lesley Worsley-Hynd, Neil Stinson
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teen drivers. The main goal of this program was to reduce texting while driving among high school teens through a unique peer-generated anti-texting campaign. METHODS: The program consisted of two phases. In phase 1, student leaders participated in a half-day, hospital-based experiential program that emphasized safe teen driving. In phase 2, these students conceptualized and implemented an anti-texting while driving campaign during the school year...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Renee Solomon, M Joanna Mellor
There is an absence of adequately trained social workers to meet the health and social service needs of a rapidly increasing aging population. Educators face the challenge of helping social workers in the field both to upgrade their gerontological knowledge and skills and to become functioning members of the emerging modality-the interdisciplinary care team. A historical review of gerontological social work education suggests that 'first generation' education programs based on a medical model of intervention gave way to the 'second generation' in which aging was viewed as a normative step in the life cycle...
June 1992: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
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