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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138611/volunteer-patients-and-small-groups-contribute-to-abdominal-examination-s-success
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Helen M Shields, Nielsen Q Fernandez-Becker, Sarah N Flier, Byron P Vaughn, Melissa H Tukey, Stephen R Pelletier, Douglas A Horst
Background: Prior to 2007, we taught the abdominal examination in a hospital based group to 40 students, at one hospital. We used volunteer patients, small groups, repetition, and required faculty development sessions. In 2007, our medical school changed its "Introduction to Physical Examination" session so that the entire class was to be taught in a geographically central session. Our hospital was selected to lead the abdominal examination portion of the session. Aim: Our aim was to answer three questions...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132334/is-perfect-good-dimensions-of-perfectionism-in-newly-admitted-medical-students
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Helen Seeliger, Sigrid Harendza
BACKGROUND: Society expects physicians to perform perfectly but high levels of perfectionism are associated with symptoms of distress in medical students. This study investigated whether medical students admitted to medical school by different selection criteria differ in the occurrence of perfectionism. METHODS: Newly enrolled undergraduate medical students (n = 358) filled out the following instruments: Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS-H), Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS-F), Big Five Inventory (BFI-10), General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE), Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9), and Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7 (GAD-7)...
November 13, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128429/practice-report-bericht-aus-der-praxis-an-exploration-of-peer-tutor-roles-and-recruitment-at-german-medical-schools
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Simone Alvarez, Jobst-Hendrik Schultz
BACKGROUND: Almost all medical faculties in Germany actively employ peer tutors. However, little is known about the roles these tutors play from a faculty point of view. Also, there are only few descriptions of the tutor recruitment and selection processes. METHODS: 32 of the medical faculties in Germany, where tutors are used in the training of medical students, were asked to provide information on the role and recruitment of tutors by means of a partially standardized questionnaire...
November 8, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127734/population-representation-among-anatomical-donors-and-the-implication-for-medical-student-education
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Amanda J Collins, Whitney Smith, Eustathia Lela Giannaris, Elizabeth Orvek, Peter Lazar, Jan K Carney, Anne M Gilroy, Max P Rosen
INTRODUCTION: Dissection provides a unique opportunity to integrate anatomical and clinical education. Commonly, cadavers are randomly assigned to courses, which may result in skewed representation of patient populations. The primary aim of this study was to determine if the anatomical donors studied by students at Medical School (MS) accurately represent the disease burden of the local patient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study compared Medical Center patient claims data and body donation data from the Anatomical Gift Program (AGP)...
November 11, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125444/online-postconcussion-return-to-play-instructions
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Jennylee S Swallow, Jacob R Joseph, Kylene Willsey, Andrea A Almeida, Matthew T Lorincz, Paul Park, Nicholas J Szerlip, Steven P Broglio
OBJECTIVE The authors of recent concussion guidelines have sought to form a consensus on injury management, but it is unclear if they have been effective in conveying this information to the public. Many parents and athletes obtain medical recommendations via the Internet. This review is aimed at evaluating consistency between online resources and published guideline statements in postconcussion return-to-play (RTP) decisions. METHODS Five websites were selected through a Google search for RTP after concussion, including a federal government institution (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website, a national high school association (National Federation of State High School Associations) website, a popular nationally recognized medical website for patients (WebMD), a popular parent-driven website for parents of children who participate in sports (MomsTeam), and the website of a private concussion clinic (Sports Concussion Institute), along with a university hospital website (University of Michigan Medicine)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121888/comparison-of-formula-and-number-right-scoring-in-undergraduate-medical-training-a-rasch-model-analysis
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Dario Cecilio-Fernandes, Harro Medema, Carlos Fernando Collares, Lambert Schuwirth, Janke Cohen-Schotanus, René A Tio
BACKGROUND: Progress testing is an assessment tool used to periodically assess all students at the end-of-curriculum level. Because students cannot know everything, it is important that they recognize their lack of knowledge. For that reason, the formula-scoring method has usually been used. However, where partial knowledge needs to be taken into account, the number-right scoring method is used. Research comparing both methods has yielded conflicting results. As far as we know, in all these studies, Classical Test Theory or Generalizability Theory was used to analyze the data...
November 9, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119591/widening-participation-in-medicine-new-insights-from-school-students-aspirations
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Jennifer Gore, Sally Patfield, Kathryn Holmes, Maxwell Smith
OBJECTIVES: Students from lower socio-economic status backgrounds continue to be under-represented in medical education. Although various initiatives have been implemented by universities to widen participation, their effectiveness and their timing remain contentious. Prior studies have primarily focused on students already on a medical pathway, with little analytical attention given to the aspirations of primary and secondary school-aged students. The aim of this study was to identify the characteristics of students who express early interest in medicine and ascertain the degree to which diversification of the future medical student cohort is indicated...
November 9, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116981/the-hidden-curricula-of-medical-education-a-scoping-review
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Carlton Lawrence, Tsholofelo Mhlaba, Kearsley A Stewart, Relebohile Moletsane, Bernhard Gaede, Mosa Moshabela
PURPOSE: To analyze the plural definitions and applications of the term "hidden curriculum" within the medical education literature and to propose a conceptual framework for conducting future research on the topic. METHOD: The authors conducted a literature search of nine online databases, seeking articles published on the hidden, informal, or implicit curriculum in medical education prior to March 2017. Two reviewers independently screened articles with set inclusion criteria and performed kappa coefficient tests to evaluate interreviewer reliability...
November 7, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095134/training-in-urban-medicine-and-public-health-preparing-physicians-to-address-urban-health-care-needs
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Cynthia Haq, Melissa Lemke, Michelle Buelow, Marjorie Stearns, Christine Ripp, Patrick McBride
BACKGROUND: Wisconsin is facing significant physician shortages. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) launched Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) to recruit and prepare medical students to serve people living within urban Health Professional Shortage Areas. METHODS: Students are selected based on their commitment to improve health equity for urban populations. They complete clinical rotations, core curriculum, and community projects in Milwaukee, Wisconsin...
December 2016: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083991/psychosocial-correlates-of-perceived-stress-among-undergraduate-medical-students-in-nigeria
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Bawo O James, Ibironke F Thomas, Joyce O Omoaregba, Esther O Okogbenin, Kingsley M Okonoda, Abdu W Ibrahim, Auwal S Salihu, Yewande O Oshodi, Andrew Orovwigho, Paul C Odinka, George O Eze, Godwin C Onyebueke, Benjamin E Aweh
Objectives: To assess the prevalence and factors associated with perceived stress among medical students. Methods: A cross-sectional study of students (n=623) selected across eight medical schools in Nigeria. A structured questionnaire obtained socio-demographic characteristics, alcohol use (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test), other psychoactive drug use (Drug Abuse Screening Test), anxiety/depression symptoms (Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale) and stress (Perceived Medical School Stress Scale)...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067647/sino-u-s-partnerships-in-research-education-and-patient-care-the-experience-of-the-university-of-pittsburgh-and-upmc
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REVIEW
Arthur S Levine, Margaret C McDonald, Charles E Bogosta
In 2011, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) and Tsinghua University formed a partnership to further the education of Tsinghua medical students. These students come to UPSOM as visiting research scholars for two years of their eight-year MD curriculum. During this time, the students, who have completed four years at Tsinghua, work full-time in medical school laboratories and research programs of their choice, essentially functioning as graduate students. In their first two months in Pittsburgh, the scholars have a one-week orientation to biomedical research, followed by two-week rotations in four labs selected on the basis of the scholars' scientific interests, after which they choose one of these labs for the remainder of the two years...
October 23, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058510/medical-student-perceptions-of-an-initial-collaborative-immersion-experience
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Joseph B House, Jacob Cedarbaum, Fatema Haque, Michael Wheaton, Jennifer Vredeveld, Joel Purkiss, Laurel Moore, Sally A Santen, Michelle Daniel
Recent reviews of interprofessional education (IPE) highlight the need for innovative curricula focused on longitudinal clinical learning. We describe the development and early outcomes of the initial clinical experience (ICE), a longitudinal practice-based course for first-year medical students. While IPE courses focus on student-to-student interaction, ICE focuses on introducing students to interprofessional collaboration. Students attend 14 sessions at one of 18 different clinical sites. They work directly with different health professionals from among 17 possible professions, including nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and respiratory, occupational, and physical therapists...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041926/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-intestinal-parasites-among-food-handlers-of-food-and-drinking-establishments-in-aksum-town-northern-ethiopia
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Dejen Gezehegn, Mebrahtu Abay, Desalegn Tetemke, Hiwet Zelalem, Hafte Teklay, Zeray Baraki, Girmay Medhin
BACKGROUND: Various epidemiological studies indicate that the prevalence of intestinal parasites is high in developing countries and those parasites are major public health importance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Their distribution is mainly associated with poor personal hygiene, environmental sanitation and lack of access to clean water. This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection and identify factors associated with intestinal parasitic infection among food handlers in the Aksum Town of Tigray Regional State, North Ethiopia...
October 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040277/personality-and-achievement-along-medical-training-evidence-from-a-cross-lagged-analysis
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Isabel Lourinho, Maria Amélia Ferreira, Milton Severo
INTRODUCTION: Evidence on personality traits change implies it should be studied as an outcome and not only as an explanatory effect. Therefore, we aimed to assess how personality and academic achievement sway each other. Three cohorts of medical students (n = 181) comprised of school leavers and graduates, completed NEO-FFI when admitted (baseline) and later on medical training (follow-up). Previous achievement was measured as mean scores on national school examinations, and academic achievement as medical course average...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038696/exploring-the-perception-of-nursing-students-about-consequences-of-reflection-in-clinical-settings
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Shahnaz Karimi, Fariba Haghani, Nikoo Yamani, Majid Najafi Kalyani
BACKGROUND: Reflection on practical experiences is a key element that enables students to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses and develop nursing skills. Whilst reflection may enhance students' learning in practice, there is little evidence about nursing students' perception of the consequences of reflection in clinical settings. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore Iranian nursing students' perception regarding the consequences of reflection during clinical practices...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037303/prevalence-and-impact-of-asthma-among-school-aged-students-in-lima-peru
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M Martin, T Sauer, J A Alarcon, J Vinoles, E C Walter, T G Ton, J Zunt
SETTING AND OBJECTIVE: The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) reported asthma prevalence in Peru to be among the highest in the world. We assessed the prevalence and morbidity of self-reported asthma in an underserved, peri-urban area of Lima, Peru, with limited medical access. DESIGN: The study was conducted in the outskirts of Lima from March to May 2011. Five hundred children aged 6-18 years were selected through cluster sampling...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992996/attention-profiles-in-childhood-absence-epilepsy-compared-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#17
Hyun-Jeong Lee, Eun-Hee Kim, Mi-Sun Yum, Tae-Sung Ko, Hyo-Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the attention profiles of subjects with childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) to those of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and controls. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 20 children (age 7.2 ± 1.6 years, 5 boys) in whom CAE was diagnosed at the Department of Pediatric Neurology of Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. ADHD and control subjects were selected from children who visited the Department of Pediatric Psychiatry and were confirmed as having or not having ADHD based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and Lifetime version (K-SADS-PL)...
October 6, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992658/-the-pl%C3%A3-ner-model-for-the-school-entry-screening-is-a-role-model-for-the-future
#18
Josef Weigl
Background The Plöner Model is a stepwise-selective model, similar to the one practised in all of Bavaria since 2008. It was already developed in 2002/2003 for the school entry screening and has been in use since then. Such models are intermittently criticized since not each child is seen by a doctor. Methods The procedure and data of the Plöner Model are analyzed and put into a wider context within Germany and beyond. The current programs in place are therefore categorized into 3 groups and compared with regard to public heath ethics criteria...
October 9, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985801/evaluation-of-an-online-peer-fundus-photograph-matching-program-in-teaching-direct-ophthalmoscopy-to-medical-students
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Jason Kwok, Walter Liao, Stephanie Baxter
OBJECTIVE: Direct ophthalmoscopy is an important clinical skill that is often poorly performed by medical professionals and students. This is attributable to a declining emphasis on ophthalmology in medical school. We present and evaluate a self-directed approach of teaching ophthalmoscopy to medical students that is suitable for the current medical curriculum. DESIGN: Prospective medical education trial. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-five second-year medical students at Queen's University: 32 in the experimental group and 63 in the control group...
October 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984374/lessons-learned-from-15-years-of-non-grades-based-selection-for-medical-school
#20
Karen M Stegers-Jager
CONTEXT: Thirty years ago, it was suggested in the Edinburgh Declaration that medical school applicants should be selected not only on academic, but also on non-academic, attributes. The main rationale behind extending medical school selection procedures with the evaluation of (non-academic) personal qualities is that this will lead to the selection of students who will perform better as a doctor than those who are selected on the basis of academic measures only. A second rationale is the expectation that this will lead to a representative health workforce as a result of reduced adverse impact...
October 6, 2017: Medical Education
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