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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928347/improving-breastfeeding-medicine-in-undergraduate-medical-education-a-student-survey-and-extensive-curriculum-review-with-suggestions-for-improvement
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Anna J Gary, Erin E Birmingham, Laurie B Jones
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding education should be incorporated routinely into medical school curricula. Despite strong evidence supporting exclusive breastfeeding of infants, lack of physician education has continued to undermine the practice of breastfeeding. Protecting and supporting breastfeeding should be a public health priority as it has the potential to save billions of dollars in health care and also provide the most benefit to the newborn infant. The purpose of this article was to evaluate how the United States undergraduate medical institution incorporates breastfeeding medicine into its curriculum and to suggest modifications that will improve breastfeeding education at all undergraduate medical institutions...
May 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928031/effect-of-curriculum-changes-on-student-performance-during-general-surgical-clerkship
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Elizabeth A Hagan, Bernard M Jaffe
INTRODUCTION: Good clinical knowledge of anatomy, taught in medical school, is necessary for practicing physicians. It is a key feature of performance on the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 score. Student performance on anatomy is also an early indicator of overall medical student performance. Unfortunately, curricular time provided for the teaching of anatomy has declined significantly over the last 30 years, leading to growing concerns that the anatomical knowledge of new medical graduates may not be adequate...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923519/disability-rights-in-higher-education-programs-the-case-of-medical-schools-and-other-health-related-disciplines
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Anastasia Liasidou, Katerina Mavrou
Recognising and respecting the human rights of persons with disabilities constitutes an integral element of a democratic society. This caveat has been long articulated in health professionals' rhetoric on the importance of embedding a human rights discourse in the protection and promotion of individual and global health. Having signed and ratified the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), state parties are expected to educate doctors and other health professionals to understand the human rights dimension of disability...
September 8, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922654/student-s-perception-about-innovative-teaching-learning-practices-in-forensic-medicine
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Sanjay Gupta, Utsav N Parekh, Jaishree D Ganjiwale
BACKGROUND: Since decades, Forensic Medicine is mainly taught by didactic methods but in last couple of years some other teachinglearning and assessment methods are also introduced at some places which also lacks uniformity. Feedback from learners is most fundamental aspect to assess effectiveness of applied methods, but is not implemented in practice at most medical schools in India. Unfortunately, medical students are deprived of this practical empowerment and thus may not be efficient enough to contribute potentially to the justice system during their professional life...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918826/islamic-medicine-in-the-middle-ages
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EDITORIAL
Hawa Edriss, Brittany N Rosales, Connie Nugent, Christian Conrad, Kenneth Nugent
The Islamic culture flourished between the 9th and 13th centuries. Scholars from this era made significant contributions in mathematics, science and medicine. Caliphs and physicians built hospitals that provided universal care and the foundation for medical education. Physician-scientists made significant advances in medical care, surgery and pharmacology. Notable authorities include al-Razi (865-925 CE) who wrote the Kitab al-Hawi fi al-tibb (The Comprehensive Book on Medicine), a 23-volume textbook that provided the main medical curriculum for European schools into the 14th century...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913597/trauma-leagues-a-novel-option-to-attract-medical-students-to-a-surgical-career
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Romeo Lages Simões, Alcir Escocia Dorigatti, Henrique José Virgili Silveira, Thiago Rodrigues Araujo Calderan, Sandro Rizoli, Gustavo Pereira Fraga
BACKGROUND: In Brazil, most medical schools do not offer trauma surgery in their undergraduate curriculum. The Trauma Leagues arose in Brazil as an important promoter of trauma education and stimulated activities related to surgical skills and practices. In recent decades, studies have demonstrated that the number of surgical residency applicants has decreased worldwide. Strategies to motivate medical students to choose surgery are needed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of participation in the Unicamp Trauma League (UTL) during a 20-year period in the choice for a surgical career...
September 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899390/-if-it-s-a-medical-issue-i-would-have-covered-it-by-now-learning-about-fibromyalgia-through-the-hidden-curriculum-a-qualitative-study
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V Silverwood, C A Chew-Graham, I Raybould, B Thomas, S Peters
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a long-term condition that affects between 1 and 5% of the general population and lies within the spectrum of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). FMS can be difficult to diagnose and is usually done so as a diagnosis of exclusion. There is continuing debate regarding its legitimacy excluding other causes of symptoms. It is known that the diagnosis and management of MUS, including FMS, receives little attention in medical curricula and attitudes towards patients with FMS amongst medical professionals and trainees can be negative...
September 12, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892720/physicians-in-training-are-not-prepared-to-prescribe-medical-marijuana
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Anastasia B Evanoff, Tiffany Quan, Carolyn Dufault, Michael Awad, Laura Jean Bierut
BACKGROUND: While medical marijuana use is legal in more than half of U.S. states, evidence is limited about the preparation of physicians-in-training to prescribe medical marijuana. We asked whether current medical school and graduate medical educational training prepare physicians to prescribe medical marijuana. METHODS: We conducted a national survey of U.S. medical school curriculum deans, a similar survey of residents and fellows at Washington University in St...
September 4, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880605/podiatric-physicians-and-genomic-medicine
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Leonard A Levy
It has been more than 14 years since identification of the human genome. This phenomenon is creating a revolution in all components of the health-care world. To date, little has been included in the podiatric medical literature despite the fact that so many of the conditions affecting the pedal extremity have genomic implications. Genomics will have a major effect on prevention, diagnosis, and patient management and needs to be included in podiatric medical practice as well as in the curriculum of podiatric medical schools...
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877363/establishing-an-ultrasound-curriculum-in-undergraduate-medical-education-how-much-time-does-it-take
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Yonaton Siegel-Richman, John Kendall
OBJECTIVES: Over the years, the use of ultrasound in the medical profession has become a common occurrence. As a result, many medical schools are considering an ultrasound curriculum for first- and second-year medical students. The question posed by many of these programs is how much time and effort are required to establish such a curriculum. We at the University of Colorado School of Medicine sought to quantify the resources and time required. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study that analyzed the time spent teaching, as well as the types of instructors (eg, faculty, resident, and peer student) that contributed to our ultrasound curriculum...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876995/benefits-and-challenges-of-developing-a-customized-rubric-for-curricular-review-of-a-residency-program-in-laboratory-animal-medicine
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Tiffany L Whitcomb, Ronald P Wilson
Rigorous curricular review of post-graduate veterinary medical residency programs is in the best interest of program directors in light of the requirements and needs of specialty colleges, graduate school administrations, and other stakeholders including prospective students and employers. Although minimum standards for training are typically provided by specialty colleges, mechanisms for evaluation are left to the discretion of program directors. The paucity of information available describing best practices for curricular assessment of veterinary medical specialty training programs makes resources from other medical fields essential to informing the assessment process...
2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876985/curriculum-review-and-revision-at-the-university-of-minnesota-college-of-veterinary-medicine
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Margaret V Root Kustritz, Laura K Molgaard, Erin Malone
Curriculum review is an essential part of ongoing curriculum development, and is a mandate of the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE), the accrediting body of all North American schools and colleges of veterinary medicine. This article describes the steps in curriculum review undertaken by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (UMN CVM) in response to this mandate from the COE and to a recommendation from a recent collegiate review that was part of a larger university-level strategic planning effort...
2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876424/evaluation-of-medical-interns-attitudes-towards-relevant-aspects-of-medical-practice
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Áquila Talita Lima Santana Alves, Fernando Vinicius Alves, Enaldo Vieira Melo, Edméa Fontes de Oliva-Costa
Introduction: In traditional medical school curriculum, sixth-year is the moment in which students experience medical practice more intensively. Attitudes can be considered predictors of behaviors and actions. Evaluating them contributes to improve medical training. Objective: To evaluate attitudes during medical internship considering medical practice and associated factors in a Brazilian public university. Method: Cross-sectional study that included 69 students, based on a structured questionnaire and an attitude scale (Colares, 2002)...
June 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870710/communication-skills-training-in-ophthalmology-results-of-a-needs-assessment-and-pilot-training-program
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Anuradha Mishra, David Browning, Miriam J Haviland, Mary Lou Jackson, Donna Luff, Elaine C Meyer, Katherine Talcott, Carolyn E Kloek
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a needs assessment to identify gaps in communication skills training in ophthalmology residency programs and to use these results to pilot a communication workshop that prepares residents for difficult conversations. DESIGN: A mixed-methods design was used to perform the needs assessment. A pre-and postsurvey was administered to workshop participants. SETTING: Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School (HMS), Department of Ophthalmology...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868274/advancing-physical-therapy-practice-through-curriculum-revision-the-malawi-experience
#15
Janna Beling, Enock Chisati
Challenged health systems are a motivation for health education reform. Although resources-limited areas cover our planet, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest disease burden, yet the lowest health-care provider and medical school density of any region in the world. Malawi is among the most under-resourced countries in the world. While much of the data focus on dental, medical, and psychiatric service provision, physical therapists are also in short supply. Among the barriers to achieving the recommended standards for physical therapist education, African physiotherapists (the term for "physical therapists" in Africa) identify limited training opportunities, limited research education, and limited resources and funding...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866608/medical-research-and-audit-skills-training-for-undergraduates-an-international-analysis-and-student-focused-needs-assessment
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INTRODUCTION: Interpreting, performing and applying research is a key part of evidence-based medical practice, however, incorporating these within curricula is challenging. This study aimed to explore current provision of research skills training within medical school curricula, provide a student-focused needs assessment and prioritise research competencies. METHODS: A international, cross-sectional survey of final year UK and Irish medical students was disseminated at each participating university...
September 2, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864488/how-does-preclinical-laboratory-training-impact-physical-examination-skills-during-the-first-clinical-year-a-retrospective-analysis-of-routinely-collected-objective-structured-clinical-examination-scores-among-the-first-two-matriculating-classes-of-a-reformed
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Jolanta Świerszcz, Agata Stalmach-Przygoda, Marcin Kuźma, Konrad Jabłoński, Tomasz Cegielny, Agnieszka Skrzypek, Ewa Wieczorek-Surdacka, Olga Kruszelnicka, Kaja Chmura, Bernadeta Chyrchel, Andrzej Surdacki, Michał Nowakowski
OBJECTIVE: As a result of a curriculum reform launched in 2012 at our institution, preclinical training was shortened to 2 years instead of the traditional 3 years, creating additional incentives to optimise teaching methods. In accordance with the new curriculum, a semester-long preclinical module of clinical skills (CS) laboratory training takes place in the second year of study, while an introductory clinical course (ie, brief introductory clerkships) is scheduled for the Fall semester of the third year...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861707/the-impact-of-a-required-longitudinal-stress-management-and-resilience-training-course-for-first-year-medical-students
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Liselotte N Dyrbye, Tait D Shanafelt, Ling Werner, Amit Sood, Daniel Satele, Alexandra P Wolanskyj
BACKGROUND: Although psychological distress is common among medical students, little remains known about effective interventions. One promising individual-focused approach is mindfulness-based stress management interventions; however, studies to date have relied on volunteers. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a required longitudinal stress management and resilience course improves well-being among first-year medical students. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental study...
August 31, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854838/how-do-national-specialty-groups-develop-undergraduate-guidelines-for-medical-schools-and-which-are-successful-a-systematic-review
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Kathrin Joanna Whitehouse, Anne Josephine Moore, Nicolas Cooper
PURPOSE: To better understand the steps undertaken by medical specialties to develop and implement undergraduate national, and international, educational guidelines for use in medical schools, and to find what makes them successful in terms of uptake and knowledge. METHODS: Systematic review of databases to find inter- and nationally-created undergraduate medical specialty guidelines, and descriptions of development and analysis, from 1998 to January 2015. RESULTS: Ninety six eligible papers were found, covering 59 different guidelines in 32 specialties...
August 30, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851343/teaching-the-pediatric-ear-exam-and-diagnosis-of-acute-otitis-media-a-teaching-and-assessment-model-in-three-groups
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Caroline R Paul, Craig L Gjerde, Gwen McIntosh, Lori S Weber
BACKGROUND: The serious consequences of inaccurate diagnosis of acute otitis media have led to a call for greater education to develop proficient pediatric otoscopy skills. Despite the clinical and educational needs, peer-reviewed standardized curricula with validated assessment instruments remain limited. This study evaluated a pediatric otoscopy curriculum incorporated into the Pediatric medical student clerkship with use of outcome measures that included assessment of skills with real patients...
August 29, 2017: BMC Medical Education
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