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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468920/training-medical-students-for-the-twenty-first-century-rationale-and-development-of-the-utrecht-curriculum-cru
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Olle Ten Cate, Jan Borleffs, Marijke van Dijk, Tineke Westerveld
AIM: The aim of this report, written for the 40th anniversary issue of Medical Teacher, is to document 20 years of development of the Utrecht undergraduate medical curriculum, as both to exhibit accountability and to inform the community of the process and choices that can be made in long-term curriculum development. METHODS: We used the SPICES model, created by Medical Teacher's Editor Ronald Harden and colleagues in 1984. RESULTS: The Utrecht six-year program, now called "CRU+", has many distinct features that were introduced, most of which are well documented...
February 22, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461453/noncognitive-attributes-in-physician-assistant-education
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Anthony E Brenneman, Constance Goldgar, Karen J Hills, Jennifer H Snyder, Stephane P VanderMeulen, Steven Lane
Physician assistant (PA) admissions processes have typically given more weight to cognitive attributes than to noncognitive ones, both because a high level of cognitive ability is needed for a career in medicine and because cognitive factors are easier to measure. However, there is a growing consensus across the health professions that noncognitive attributes such as emotional intelligence, empathy, and professionalism are important for success in clinical practice and optimal care of patients. There is also some evidence that a move toward more holistic admissions practices, including evaluation of noncognitive attributes, can have a positive effect on diversity...
March 2018: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457929/growth-of-the-james-cook-university-medical-program-maintaining-quality-continuing-the-vision-developing-postgraduate-pathways
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Tarun Sen Gupta, Peter Johnson, Roy Rasalam, Richard Hays
BACKGROUND: James Cook University (JCU) enrolled its first cohort of 64 in 2000 into a 6-year undergraduate medical program aimed at producing graduates capable of meeting the needs of North Queensland, Australia, with a focus on rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical health. The school's 1465 graduates over 13 cohorts who have a pattern of practice likely to meet the region's health needs. The JCU course was the first new Australian medical program for 25 years. The number of Australian medical schools has since doubled, while enrollments have almost tripled...
February 19, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456125/development-and-validation-of-a-tool-to-measure-dietitians-self-efficacy-with-using-mobile-health-apps-in-dietetic-practice
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Juliana Chen, Margaret Allman-Farinelli
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a tool for assessing dietitians' self-efficacy with using mobile health (mHealth) apps in dietetic practice. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A tool for measuring mHealth app self-efficacy among dietitians was constructed based on a literature review, consultation with experts, and Bandura's self-efficacy scales development guide. Senior dietetic students and new graduate dietitians in Australia (n = 100) tested the tool. OUTCOME MEASURES AND ANALYSIS: Validation of the tool was conducted using factor analysis...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453235/a-workforce-survey-on-developmental-behavioral-pediatrics
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Carolyn Bridgemohan, Nerissa S Bauer, Britt A Nielsen, Anne DeBattista, Holly S Ruch-Ross, Linda B Paul, Nancy Roizen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Developmental-behavioral conditions are common, affecting ∼15% of US children. The prevalence and complexity of these conditions are increasing despite long wait times and a limited pipeline of new providers. We surveyed a convenience sample of the developmental-behavioral pediatric (DBP) workforce to determine current practices, workforce trends, and future needs. METHODS: An electronic survey was e-mailed to 1568 members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Council on Children with Disabilities, the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Developmental and Behavioral Mental Health Special Interest Group...
February 16, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445882/procedure-rates-performed-by-emergency-medicine-residents-a-retrospective-review
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Joshua T Bucher, Christopher Bryczkowski, Grant Wei, Renee L Riggs, Anoop Kotwal, Brian Sumner, Jonathan V McCoy
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study is to investigate rates of individual procedures performed by residents in our emergency medicine (EM) residency program. Different programs expose residents to different training environments. Our hypothesis is that ultrasound examinations are the most commonly performed procedure in our residency. METHODS: The study took place in an academic level I trauma center with multiple residency and fellowship programs including surgery, surgical critical care, trauma, medicine, pulmonary/critical care, anesthesiology and others...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435394/mentor-mentee-relationship-a-win-win-contract-in-graduate-medical-education
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EDITORIAL
Hale Z Toklu, Jacklyn C Fuller
Scholarly activities (i.e., the discovery of new knowledge; development of new technologies, methods, materials, or uses; integration of knowledge leading to new understanding) are intended to measure the quality and quantity of dissemination of knowledge. A successful mentorship program is necessary during residency to help residents achieve the six core competencies (patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills) required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)...
December 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434002/young-driver-compliance-with-graduated-driver-licensing-restrictions-before-and-after-implementation-of-a-decal-provision
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Aimee J Palumbo, Melissa R Pfeiffer, Michael R Elliott, Allison E Curry
PURPOSE: In May 2010, New Jersey implemented the first-in-the-nation decal provision to increase intermediate drivers' compliance with Graduated Driver Licensing restrictions and ultimately reduce young driver crashes. We previously found that the provision was associated with a 9.5% decline in crash rates. This study evaluates whether the decal provision was associated with an increase in compliance with passenger and nighttime restrictions. METHODS: We analyzed New Jersey driver licensing and crash data from 2008 through 2012...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432627/the-cost-of-family-medicine-residency-training-impacts-of-federal-and-state-funding
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Judith Pauwels, Amanda Weidner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Numerous organizations are calling for the expansion of graduate medical education (GME) positions nationally. Developing new residency programs and expanding existing programs can only happen if financial resources are available to pay for the expenses of training beyond what can be generated in direct clinical income by the residents and faculty in the program. The goal of this study was to evaluate trended data regarding the finances of family medicine residency programs to identify what financial resources are needed to sustain graduate medical education programs...
February 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430649/the-anatomical-society-s-core-anatomy-syllabus-for-undergraduate-nursing
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S A Connolly, T H Gillingwater, C Chandler, A W Grant, J Greig, M Meskell, M T Ross, C F Smith, A F Wood, G M Finn
The Anatomical Society has developed a series of learning outcomes in consultation with nursing educators delivering anatomical content to undergraduate (preregistration) nursing students. A Delphi panel methodology was adopted to select experts within the field that would recommend core anatomical content in undergraduate nursing programmes throughout the UK. Using the Anatomical Society's Core Gross Anatomy Syllabus for Medical Students as a foundation, a modified Delphi technique was used to develop discipline-specific outcomes to nursing graduates...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429005/new-frontier-cancer-pain-management-clinical-fellowship
#11
Uri Hochberg, Jordi Perez, Manuel Borod
Cancer pain is a multi-dimensional experience, varies from person to person both physically and psycho-socially, and impacts all aspects of the patients' quality of life. Majority of patients with an advanced or metastatic cancer will experience pain. It is estimated that as many as half of cancer patients are under-treated and as many as 20% experience pain refractory to the conventional WHO ladder of pain management. The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Cancer Pain Clinic (CPC) was created to meet the needs of those patients with a diagnosis of cancer whose pain had become a main symptom and those who failed to respond to conventional treatment...
February 10, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419579/role-transition-after-clinical-nurse-specialist-education
#12
Terri L Ares
PURPOSE: This study explored the transition of clinical nurse specialists into new roles after completion of their graduate education. DESIGN: A quantitative longitudinal survey was used to measure certification, employment, career commitment, and the imposter phenomenon. METHODS: An online survey was sent to 113 participants from a previous national study that agreed to follow-up. The Student Nurse Anesthetist Experience Questionnaire and Clance Imposter Phenomenon Scale instruments were used...
March 2018: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417585/the-anatomical-society-core-anatomy-syllabus-for-pharmacists-outcomes-to-create-a-foundation-for-practice
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Gabrielle M Finn, Geeta Hitch, Buge Apampa, Catherine M Hennessy, Claire F Smith, Jane Stewart, Paul R Gard
The Anatomical Society has developed a series of learning outcomes that 'experts' within the field would recommend as core knowledge outputs for a Master's Degree Programme in Pharmacy (MPharm) within the UK. Using the Anatomical Society core gross anatomy syllabus for medical anatomy as a foundation, a modified Delphi technique was used to develop outcomes specific to pharmacy graduates. A Delphi panel consisting of medical practitioners, pharmacists and anatomists (n = 39) was created and involved 'experts' representing 20 UK Higher Education Institutions...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415599/connected-attracted-and-concerned-a-q-study-on-medical-crossborder-curriculum-partnerships
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Dominique G J Waterval, Janneke M Frambach, Erik W Driessen, Arno Muijtjens, Albert J J A Scherpbier
INTRODUCTION: A new form of internationalization has been trending upward in the medical education realm: crossborder medical curriculum partnerships established to deliver the same, or adapted, curriculum to groups of geographically separated students. This study aims to investigate crossborder medical curriculum partnerships by exploring the experiences of teachers at the recipient institution who have a key role in delivering the program. METHODS: From four pioneering recipient medical schools, 24 teachers participated in a Q-sort study...
February 7, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413283/effects-of-proton-center-closure-on-pediatric-case-volume-and-resident-education-at-an-academic-cancer-center
#15
James O Galle, David E Long, Tim Lautenschlaeger, Richard C Zellars, Gordon A Watson, Susannah G Ellsworth
PURPOSE: To analyze effects of closure of an academic proton treatment center (PTC) on pediatric case volume, distribution, and resident education. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This was a review of 412 consecutive pediatric (age ≤18 years) cases treated at a single institution from 2012 to 2016. Residents' Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education case logs for the same years were also analyzed. Characteristics of the patient population and resident case volumes before and after closure of the PTC are reported...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410071/the-growing-demand-for-hospice-and-palliative-medicine-physicians-will-the-supply-keep-up
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Dale Lupu, Leo Quigley, Nicholas Mehfoud, Edward S Salsberg
CONTEXT: The need for hospice and palliative care is growing rapidly as the population increases and ages and as both hospice and palliative care become more accepted. Hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) is a relatively new physician specialty, currently training 325 new fellows annually. Given the time needed to increase the supply of specialty trained physicians, it is important to assess future needs to guide planning for future training capacity. OBJECTIVES: We modeled the need for and supply of specialist HPM physicians through the year 2040 to determine whether training capacity should continue growing...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401333/recognizing-the-importance-of-leadership-a-recent-graduate-develops-a-corpsman
#17
Joshua D Hartzell, Laura Gilbert
There is a growing interest in leadership development within the field of medicine both within the military and the larger medical community. Recognition of the importance of leadership training during graduate medical education has grown, but many residents and faculty still argue that residency training should focus on clinical skills and medical knowledge. Most graduates of training programs in the military quickly find themselves in formal leadership positions or they must informally lead in their clinical practice...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401332/augmenting-fellow-education-through-spaced-multiple-choice-questions
#18
Alice E Barsoumian, Heather C Yun
Background: The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Infectious Disease Fellowship program historically included a monthly short-answer and multiple-choice quiz. The intent was to ensure medical knowledge in relevant content areas that may not be addressed through clinical rotations, such as operationally relevant infectious disease. After completion, it was discussed in a small group with faculty. Over time, faculty noted increasing dissatisfaction with the activity...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400634/the-development-of-an-interactive-computer-based-training-program-for-timely-and-humane-on-farm-pig-euthanasia
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Caitlyn R Mullins, Monique D Pairis-Garcia, Magnus R Campler, Raymond Anthony, Anna K Johnson, Grahame J Coleman, Jean-Loup Rault
With extensive knowledge and training in the prevention, management, and treatment of disease conditions in animals, veterinarians play a critical role in ensuring good welfare on swine farms by training caretakers on the importance of timely euthanasia. To assist veterinarians and other industry professionals in training new and seasoned caretakers, an interactive computer-based training program was created. It consists of three modules, each containing five case studies, which cover three distinct production stages (breeding stock, piglets, and wean to grower-finisher pigs)...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400633/the-challenge-of-fixing-the-debt-recommendations-from-the-summit
#20
Donna L Harris, Harry M Chaddock
With education debt repayment taking up a significant amount of veterinarians' salaries, for a significant time into the working years, concern has been building that the current debt to starting salary ratio in the veterinary profession is not sustainable. The current ratio is 1.99:1, but it can be significantly higher for students who attend schools as an out-of-state resident. In April, 180 people concerned about this issue gathered at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine for a Fix the Debt Summit, which focused on actions that would reduce this ratio to a more sustainable level...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
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