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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632531/a-descriptive-survey-of-anesthesiology-residency-simulation-programs-how-are-programs-preparing-residents-for-the-new-american-board-of-anesthesiology-applied-certification-examination
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Robert S Isaak, Fei Chen, Harendra Arora, Susan M Martinelli, David A Zvara, Marjorie P Stiegler
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiology residency programs may need new simulation-based programs to prepare residents for the new Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) component of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Primary Certification process. The design of such programs may require significant resources, including faculty time, expertise, and funding, as are currently needed for structured oral examination (SOE) preparation. This survey analyzed the current state of US-based anesthesiology residency programs regarding simulation-based educational programming for SOE and OSCE preparation...
June 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630819/concerns-about-the-registered-behavior-technician%C3%A2-in-relation-to-effective-autism-intervention
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Justin B Leaf, Ronald Leaf, John McEachin, Mitchell Taubman, Tristram Smith, Sandra L Harris, B J Freeman, Toby Mountjoy, Tracee Parker, Todd Streff, Fred R Volkmar, Andi Waks
In 2014, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) initiated a program for credentialing behavior technicians. The new credential, Registered Behavior Technician™ (RBT®), is for providers of behavioral intervention to a wide range of individuals with mental health needs and developmental delays, including individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The RBT® would represent the entry-level position within the range of the BACB® credentials. Despite the increasing acceptance of this newest level of credential from the behavioral community, the authors of this paper have substantial concerns with the RBT® credential as it relates to the delivery of intervention to individuals diagnosed with ASD...
June 2017: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629684/united-states-medical-licensing-examination-and-american-board-of-pediatrics-certification-examination-results-does-the-residency-program-contribute-to-trainee-achievement
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Thomas R Welch, Brad G Olson, Elizabeth Nelsen, Gary L Beck Dallaghan, Gloria A Kennedy, Ann Botash
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether training site or prior examinee performance on the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) step 1 and step 2 might predict pass rates on the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certifying examination. STUDY DESIGN: Data from graduates of pediatric residency programs completing the ABP certifying examination between 2009 and 2013 were obtained. For each, results of the initial ABP certifying examination were obtained, as well as results on National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) step 1 and step 2 examinations...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627296/sexual-violation-of-patients-by-physicians-a-mixed-methods-exploratory-analysis-of-101-cases
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James M DuBois, Heidi A Walsh, John T Chibnall, Emily E Anderson, Michelle R Eggers, Mobolaji Fowose, Hannah Ziobrowski
A mixed-method, exploratory design was used to examine 101 cases of sexual violations in medicine. The study involved content analysis of cases to characterize the physicians, patient-victims, the practice setting, kinds of sexual violations, and consequences to the perpetrator. In each case, a criminal law framework was used to examine how motives, means, and opportunity combined to generate sexual misconduct. Finally, cross-case analysis was performed to identify clusters of causal factors that explain specific kinds of sexual misconduct...
June 1, 2017: Sexual Abuse: a Journal of Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609535/comparison-of-content-on-the-american-board-of-internal-medicine-maintenance-of-certification-examination-with-conditions-seen-in-practice-by-general-internists
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Bradley Gray, Jonathan Vandergrift, Rebecca S Lipner, Marianne M Green
Importance: Success on the internal medicine (IM) examination is a central requirement of the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM's) Maintenance of Certification program (MOC). Therefore, it is important to understand the degree to which this examination reflects conditions seen in practice, one dimension of content validity, which focuses on the match between content in the discipline and the topics on the examination questions. Objective: To assess whether the frequency of questions on IM-MOC examinations were concordant with the frequency of conditions seen in practice...
June 13, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600448/development-of-a-curricular-framework-for-pediatric-hospital-medicine-fellowships
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Karen E Jerardi, Erin Fisher, Caroline Rassbach, Jennifer Maniscalco, Rebecca Blankenburg, Lindsay Chase, Neha Shah
Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) is an emerging field in pediatrics and one that has experienced immense growth and maturation in a short period of time. Evolution and rapid expansion of the field invigorated the goal of standardizing PHM fellowship curricula, which naturally aligned with the field's evolving pursuit of a defined identity and consideration of certification options. The national group of PHM fellowship program directors sought to establish curricular standards that would more accurately reflect the competencies needed to practice pediatric hospital medicine and meet future board certification needs...
June 9, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595703/performance-on-the-cardiovascular-in-training-examination-in-relation-to%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-abim-cardiovascular-disease-certification-examination
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Julia H Indik, Lauren M Duhigg, Furman S McDonald, Rebecca S Lipner, Jonathan D Rubright, Steven A Haist, Naomi F Botkin, Jeffrey T Kuvin
The American College of Cardiology In-Training Exam (ACC-ITE) is incorporated into most U.S. training programs, but its relationship to performance on the American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease (ABIM CVD) Certification Examination is unknown. ACC-ITE scores from third-year fellows from 2011 to 2014 (n = 1,918) were examined. Covariates for regression analyses included sex, age, medical school country, U.S. Medical Licensing Examination Step, and ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Examination scores...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594284/evidence-based-medicine-and-contemporary-certification-analysis-of-the-american-board-of-vascular-medicine-endovascular-board-examination
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David Paul Slovut, Bruce H Gray, Amin Saiar, Mark C Bates
Since 2005, the American Board of Vascular Medicine (ABVM) endovascular examination has been used to certify vascular practitioners. Annual rigorous review has confirmed it is psychometrically valid and reliable. However, the evidence basis underlying the examination items has not been studied systematically. The aim of this study was to adjudicate class of recommendation (COR) and level of evidence (LOE) for the 2015 ABVM endovascular examination and establish an additional feedback mechanism for examination improvement based on contemporary evidence-based guidelines...
June 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580746/medical-certificates-attesting-fitness-to-drive
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Roy G Beran, John A Devereux
Few if any sanctions have been imposed on doctors for inappropriate certification of fitness to drive. This paper reviews a recent Tribunal decision on inappropriate certification of fitness to drive. This paper reviews the facts of the case of Medical Board of Australia v Andrew and discusses the legal implications for doctors who certify patients as fit to drive. The paper offers a necessary and timely warning that the Medical Board sought harsh sanctions, more severe than were imposed by the Tribunal, but that the Tribunal also felt compelled to impose 'general deterrence' to prevent inappropriate certification...
June 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578885/endodontic-board-certification-a-review-of-factors-affecting-the-certification-rate
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Emily Case, Anne Williamson, William T Johnson, Wei Liu, Fang Qian
INTRODUCTION: Board certification identifies clinicians who possess advanced proficiency and expertise within their field. Only 23% of endodontists are board certified (the lowest among all dental specialties). The aim of this study was to determine the factors that influence endodontists' decisions regarding the completion of board certification. METHODS: A 16-question survey was e-mailed to 5073 US endodontists and residents who are American Association of Endodontists members...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557762/maintenance-of-certification-and-the-challenge-of-professionalism
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David G Nichols
Board certification has been part of the social contract in which physicians commit to maintaining up-to-date scientific knowledge and improving the quality of patient care. However, the maintenance of certification program has been controversial. This review summarizes the philosophical underpinnings, published literature, recent improvements, and future directions of the American Board of Pediatrics maintenance of certification program.
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557745/current-workforce-of-pediatric-subspecialists-in-the-united-states
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Gary L Freed, Lauren M Moran, Kenton D Van, Laurel K Leslie
BACKGROUND: Concerns exist regarding the adequacy of the pediatric subspecialty workforce in the United States. Data on practice patterns and job characteristics are necessary to help develop policies to ensure availability. METHODS: We performed survey data analysis of all pediatric subspecialists enrolled in Maintenance of Certification in 2013 and 2014, assessing demographic information, characteristics of current positions, plans for retirement, and satisfaction with allocation of professional and clinical responsibilities...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554911/navigating-high-risk-surgery-protocol-for-a-multisite-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial-of-a-question-prompt-list-intervention-to-empower-older-adults-to-ask-questions-that-inform-treatment-decisions
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Lauren J Taylor, Paul J Rathouz, Ana Berlin, Karen J Brasel, Anne C Mosenthal, Emily Finlayson, Zara Cooper, Nicole M Steffens, Nora Jacobson, Anne Buffington, Jennifer L Tucholka, Qianqian Zhao, Margaret L Schwarze
INTRODUCTION: Older patients frequently undergo operations that carry high risk for postoperative complications and death. Poor preoperative communication between patients and surgeons can lead to uninformed decisions and result in unexpected outcomes, conflict between surgeons and patients, and treatment inconsistent with patient preferences. This article describes the protocol for a multisite, cluster-randomised trial that uses a stepped wedge design to test a patient-driven question prompt list (QPL) intervention aimed to improve preoperative decision making and inform postoperative expectations...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535313/factors-associated-with-interest-in-pursuing-a-fourth-year-of-family-medicine-residency-training
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Patricia A Carney, M Patrice Eiff, Elaine Waller, Lars E Peterson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The optimal length of residency training in family medicine, as with emergency medicine, is an ongoing debate due to several factors, but perceptions of graduating residents are missing from this debate. METHODS: We used data from 3,054 family medicine residents who registered for the American Board of Family Medicine certification examination in 2014. A practice demographic questionnaire was a mandatory component of registration. The survey included the question, "If another year of training were available in your residency program, how likely would you be to pursue that?" We examined several factors potentially associated with interest in additional training...
May 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528663/explaining-variation-in-ventral-and-inguinal-hernia-repair-outcomes-a-population-based-analysis
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Christopher T Aquina, Fergal J Fleming, Adan Z Becerra, Zhaomin Xu, Bradley J Hensley, Katia Noyes, John R T Monson, Todd A Jusko
BACKGROUND: No study has evaluated the relative importance of patient, surgeon, and hospital-level factors on surgeon and hospital variation in hernia reoperation rates. This population-based retrospective cohort study evaluated factors associated with variation in reoperation rates for recurrence after initial ventral hernia repair and inguinal hernia repair. METHODS: The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System identified initial ventral hernia repairs and inguinal hernia repairs in New York state from 2003-2009...
May 18, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521026/tracking-career-paths-of-women-in-neurosurgery
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Jaclyn J Renfrow, Analiz Rodriguez, Taylor A Wilson, Isabelle M Germano, Aviva Abosch, Stacey Quintero Wolfe
BACKGROUND: Women represent a growing cohort of US neurosurgeons. OBJECTIVE: To describe postresidency fellowship, practice environment, and updated academic rank among female neurosurgeons. METHODS: Databases from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) from 1964 to 2013 were reviewed for female neurosurgery residency graduates. Data on postresidency fellowships, practice environment (private vs academic), academic rank, board certification, and AANS/CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons) Joint Section on Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) membership were collected in 2016...
May 16, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513617/the-perceived-impact-of-the-european-registration-system-for-genetic-counsellors-and-nurses
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Milena Paneque, Ramona Moldovan, Christophe Cordier, Clara Serra-Juhé, Irene Feroce, Sara Pasalodos, Emmanuelle Haquet, Debby Lambert, Inga Bjørnevoll, Heather Skirton
The aim of the European Board of Medical Genetics has been to develop and promote academic and professional standards necessary in order to provide competent genetic counselling services. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of the European registration system for genetic nurses and counsellors from the perspectives of those professionals who have registered. Registration system was launched in 2013. A cross-sectional, online survey was used to explore the motivations and experiences of those applying for, and the effect of registration on their career...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509657/the-palliative-care-challenge-analysis-of-barriers-and-opportunities-to-integrate-palliative-care-in-europe-in-the-view-of-national-associations
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Carlos Centeno, Eduardo Garralda, José Miguel Carrasco, Marlieke den Herder-van der Eerden, Melissa Aldridge, David Stevenson, Diane E Meier, Jeroen Hasselaar
BACKGROUND: Palliative care (PC) development is diverse and lacks an effective integration into European healthcare systems. This article investigates levels of integrated PC in European countries. METHODS: A qualitative survey was undertaken for the 2013 EAPC Atlas of PC in Europe with boards of national associations, eliciting opinions on opportunities for, and barriers to, PC development. ANALYSIS: Barriers and opportunities directly related to PC integration were identified and analyzed thematically according (1) to the dimensions of the World Health Organization (WHO) public health model and (2) by the degree of service provision in each country...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502710/graduating-pediatric-residents-entering-the-hospital-medicine-workforce-2006-2015
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JoAnna K Leyenaar, Mary Pat Frintner
OBJECTIVE: In October 2016, the American Board of Medical Specialties approved the petition for pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) to become the newest pediatric subspecialty. Knowledge about residents entering the PHM workforce is needed to inform certification and fellowship accreditation. This study describes the characteristics of graduating pediatric residents with PHM positions and identifies factors associated with post-residency position choices. METHODS: We analyzed data from the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Survey of Graduating Residents, 2006-2015...
May 11, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494890/the-predictive-value-of-pre-recruitment-achievement-on-resident-performance-in-anesthesiology
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Fei Chen, Harendra Arora, Susan M Martinelli, Emily Teeter, David Mayer, David A Zvara, Anthony Passannante, Kathleen A Smith
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Selecting candidates for residency positions is challenging and there is little research on the correlation between commonly used selection criteria and subsequent performance in anesthesiology. This study examined the association between the selection measures and post-recruitment performance in residency. DESIGN: Retrospective review of archival data. SETTING: Anesthesiology residency program at a large academic anesthesiology department...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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