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Kristina M Shumard, Jeffrey M Denney, Kristen Quinn, Arnold S Grandis, Paul W Whitecar, John Bailey, Rubymel J Jijon-Knupp, Chenchen Huang, Kendra Kesty, Brian C Brost, Joshua F Nitsche
OBJECTIVE: Simulation training has been demonstrated to increase medical student confidence with vaginal deliveries; however, effect on skill performance is still lacking. To determine if integration of simulation training into the OB/GYN clerkship improves performance of vaginal deliveries, we assessed the effectiveness of simulation in third-year medical students. METHODS: During the OB/GYN clerkship, third-year students were assigned to receive vaginal delivery simulation (n=54) or cervical exam simulation (n=56), with each group serving as a simulation naïve control for the other skill...
October 2016: Family Medicine
Daniel A London, Ryan P Calfee, Martin I Boyer
Orthopedic surgery lacks racial and sexual diversity, which we hypothesized stems from absence of exposure to orthopedics during medical school. We conducted a study to determine whether diversity of matched orthopedic surgery residency applicants increased after introduction of a required third-year rotation. We compared 2 groups: precurriculum and postcurriculum. The postcurriculum group was exposed to a required 1-month musculoskeletal rotation during the third year of medical school. Comparisons were made of percentage of total students exposed to orthopedics, percentage who applied to and matched to orthopedic surgery, and proportion of women and underrepresented minorities...
September 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
Kathryn L Butler, David A Hirsh, Emil R Petrusa, D Dante Yeh, Dana Stearns, David E Sloane, Jeffrey A Linder, Gaurab Basu, Lisa A Thompson, Marc A de Moya
OBJECTIVE: Optimal methods for medical student assessment in surgery remain elusive. Faculty- and housestaff-written evaluations constitute the chief means of student assessment in medical education. However, numerous studies show that this approach has poor specificity and a high degree of subjectivity. We hypothesized that an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in the surgery clerkship would provide additional data on student performance that would confirm or augment other measures of assessment...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
Edem K Binka, Linda O Lewin, Peter R Gaskin
The objective of this study was to determine if a training module improves the auscultation skills of medical students at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Second-year medical students completed pretests on 12 heart sounds followed by a 45-minute training module on clinical auscultation, with retesting immediately after the intervention and during their third-year pediatrics clerkship. The control group consisted of third-year medical students who did not have the intervention. There was a 23% improvement in the identification of heart sounds postintervention (P < ...
2016: Global Pediatric Health
Carla Lupi, Melissa Ward-Peterson, Stefany Coxe, Suzanne Minor, Irmanie Eliacin, Vivian Obeso
OBJECTIVE: To further the validity of a tool to assess nondirective pregnancy options counseling skills. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, we explored four sources of construct validity evidence for an objective structured clinical examination for training and assessment of nondirective pregnancy options counseling: content, response process, internal structure, and relations to other variables. Content of the previously developed tool was enhanced through input from five family medicine educators...
October 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anita V Kusnoor, Linda A Stelljes
BACKGROUND: Interprofessional education (IPE) aims to improve patient outcomes. Interprofessional shadowing improves students' knowledge of different roles and attitudes toward other professionals. AIM: This study evaluates (1) how pre-clinical medical students describe the roles of the healthcare professionals they shadowed, and (2) whether shadowing can be used to introduce medical students to the benefits of interprofessional collaboration, and if so, in what ways...
September 20, 2016: Medical Teacher
Cianna Pender, Vladimir Kiselov, Qingzhao Yu, Jennifer Mooney, Patrick Greiffenstein, John T Paige
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effectiveness of implementing a proficiency-driven, simulation-based knot tying and suturing curriculum for medical students during their 3rd-year surgery clerkship. METHODS: Medical students on the 3rd-year surgical clerkship completed a proficiency-driven, simulation-based knot tying and suturing curriculum consisting of 6 tasks. The effectiveness was evaluated by comparing the initial presession scores to the final postsession scores on an 8-item self-efficacy scale and evaluating pass rates on end of clerkship skills testing...
August 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Jennifer D Taylor, Sarah E Goletz
INTRODUCTON: In the USA, area health education centers (AHECs) work to recruit and educate students to serve in medically underserved communities, primary care, and rural settings. One important aspect of their work is connecting students with rural clinical experiences. Within these experiences, AHECs incorporate a community health/socioeconomic experience within the family medicine clerkship that may not be as prevalent in the standard family medicine clerkship experiences. The purpose of the study was to assess the relationship between AHEC-sponsored family medicine clerkships with a self-reported intent to practice in a rural setting upon graduation...
July 2016: Rural and Remote Health
Jorie M Colbert-Getz, Sean Tackett, Scott M Wright, Robert S Shochet
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to characterize the relative strength of associations of learning environment perception with academic performance and with personal growth. METHODS: In 2012-2014 second and third year students at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine completed a learning environment survey and personal growth scale. Hierarchical linear regression analysis was employed to determine if the proportion of variance in learning environment scores accounted for by personal growth was significantly larger than the proportion accounted for by academic performance (course/clerkship grades)...
2016: International Journal of Medical Education
Eric M Wise, William R McIvor, Michael P Mangione
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The goals of this study were to assess students' usage data of Web-based simulation (WBS), to determine if it can fill gaps in clinical experience-based medical education, and to determine students' perceived value of this kind of simulation during a clinical clerkship. DESIGN: Observational/prospective cohort. SETTING: Medical school affiliated with a large academic hospital. SUBJECTS: A total od 138 medical students...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Bonnie M Vest, Abigail Lynch, Denise McGuigan, Timothy Servoss, Karen Zinnerstrom, Andrew B Symons
BACKGROUND: Despite demonstrated benefits of continuity of care, longitudinal care experiences are difficult to provide to medical students. A series of standardized patient encounters was developed as an innovative curricular element to address this gap in training for medical students in a family medicine clerkship. The objective of this paper is to describe the development and implementation of the curriculum, evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum for increasing student confidence around continuity of care and chronic disease management, and explore student opinions of the value of the experience...
2016: BMC Medical Education
Sara G Tariq, Carol R Thrush, Molly Gathright, John J Spollen, James Graham, Jeannette M Shorey
PURPOSE: To assess the learning environment at our medical school, third-year medical students complete an 11-item survey called the Learning Environment for Professionalism (LEP) at the end of each clerkship. The LEP survey asks about the frequency of faculty and resident professional and unprofessional behaviors that students observed; two of the items specifically address derogatory comments. This study used focus group methodology to explore how medical students interpret the derogatory comments they reported on the LEP survey...
2016: Medical Education Online
Abraar Karan
As a third-year medical student on an internal medical clerkship, I learned the most important lesson about how to care for patients. I saw my attending physician give attention first to the person he was treating, and then to the patient and her clinical picture. They are not the same, and our training in medical school does not always teach us this distinction. Months later I found myself with an opportunity to truly help another individual who had been clinically and emotionally overcome by his disease. My attending physician's lesson guided me in a very meaningful way: it allowed me to remind a man that he was more than the disease he was fighting...
July 2016: Annals of Family Medicine
Keith M Pickett
OBJECTIVE: This research study sought to determine the formats (print or electronic) of articles and book chapters most-preferred by first-year medical students, third-year medical students entering clinical clerkships, and incoming residents and to determine if these preferences change during the course of the medical curriculum. These trends will enable academic health sciences libraries to make appropriate collection development decisions to best cater to their user populations. METHODS: First-year medical students, third-year medical students, and incoming medical residents were asked to complete a paper survey from September 2014 to June 2015...
July 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Margot Chima, Gary Beck Dallaghan
BACKGROUND: Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) have been used to assess the clinical competence and interpersonal skills of healthcare professional students for decades. However, the relationship between preclinical (second year or M2) OSCE grades and clerkship performance had never been evaluated, until it was explored to provide information to educators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). In addition, the relationship between M2 OSCE communication scores (which is a portion of the total score) and third-year (M3) Internal Medicine (IM) clerkship OSCE scores was also explored...
2016: Medical Education Online
Ryan Miller, Hang Ho, Vivienne Ng, Melissa Tran, Douglas Rappaport, William J A Rappaport, Stewart J Dandorf, James Dunleavy, Rebecca Viscusi, Richard Amini
INTRODUCTION: Over the past decade, medical students have witnessed a decline in the opportunities to perform technical skills during their clinical years. Ultrasound-guided central venous access (USG-CVA) is a critical procedure commonly performed by emergency medicine, anesthesia, and general surgery residents, often during their first month of residency. However, the acquisition of skills required to safely perform this procedure is often deficient upon graduation from medical school...
May 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
A Noel Rodriguez, Peter DeWitt, Jennifer Fisher, Kirsten Broadfoot, K Joseph Hurt
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the psychometric properties of a novel Obstetric Communication Assessment Tool (OCAT) in a pilot study of standardized difficult OB communication scenarios appropriate for undergraduate medical evaluation. METHODS: We developed and piloted four challenging OB Standardized Patient (SP) scenarios in a sample of twenty-one third year OB/GYN clerkship students: Religious Beliefs (RB), Angry Father (AF), Maternal Smoking (MS), and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)...
2016: International Journal of Medical Education
Mohamed A Hendaus, Shabina Khan, Samar Osman, Yasser Alsamman, Tushar Khanna, Ahmed H Alhammadi
BACKGROUND: The average number of clerkship weeks required for the pediatric core rotation by the US medical schools is significantly lower than those required for internal medicine or general surgery. OBJECTIVE: The objective behind conducting this survey study was to explore the perceptions and expectations of medical students and pediatric physicians about the third-year pediatric clerkship. METHODS: An anonymous survey questionnaire was distributed to all general pediatric physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation and to students from Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Mark E Harrison, Anthony M Paolo, Scott E Moser, Anne Walling
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to assess the impact of disruption by a new 2-week vacation break on outcomes of required third-year clerkships. METHODS: Mean scores on National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) clerkship specific clinical science subject ("subject") examinations and overall student evaluations were compared for clerkships with the break and those over the previous 3 years without the break. Students were surveyed about the impact of the break on learning and the time spent studying during the break...
June 2016: Family Medicine
Alexander Morzycki, Alexandra Hudson, Jason Williams
OBJECTIVE: Medical students often feel faint (presyncopal) in the operating room (OR). Despite mandatory surgical rotations in clerkship, there is little formal training and acclimatization to the operating suite in the first 2 years of medical school. This study aimed to assess presyncope and syncope in the OR in first, second, third, and fourth year medical students at a large Canadian academic center. DESIGN: Following an extensive literature review, we developed a mixed methods survey de novo to assess medical students' experience in the OR and determine the frequency of presyncopal and syncopal events...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
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