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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332906/undergraduate-rigor-scores-do-they-predict-achievement-in-veterinary-school
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Rebecca G Burzette, Jared A Danielson, Tsui-Feng Wu, Amanda J Fales-Williams, Kathryn H Kuehl
The relations between potential indicators of undergraduate rigor and subsequent achievement in professional school are not clear; some studies have shown that greater undergraduate selectivity is associated with greater achievement in medical science programs, while others have not. We sought to determine the extent to which indicators of undergraduate rigor were associated with achievement in veterinary school. Participants were graduates from three cohorts. The predictors were undergraduate GPA (UGPA), plus five rigor scores-degree or number of undergraduate credits, number of honors courses, number of withdrawals from or repeats of prerequisite science courses, number of part-time semesters, and ratio of community college credits to total college credits...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306599/knowledge-and-attitude-toward-corneal-donation-among-high-school-children-in-northern-india
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Parul Chawla Gupta, Mona Duggal, Limalemla Jamir, Drishti Sharma, Ankita Kankaria, Shreyaswi Sathyanath, Rupinder Kaur, Kirtan Rana, Jagat Ram
PURPOSE: To assess the knowledge and attitude of school-going adolescents regarding corneal donation in government and private schools in an urban area of Northern India. METHODS: A school-based cross-sectional study was conducted in an urban field practice area of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. A total of 365 participants of the seventh to 10th grade were enrolled from a government school and a private school...
March 16, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300878/surgical-model-pig-ex-vivo-for-venous-dissection-teaching-in-medical-schools
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Milton Ignacio Carvalho Tube, Fernando Antonio Campelo Spencer-Netto, Anderson Igor Pereira de Oliveira, Arthur Cesário de Holanda, Bruno Leão Dos Santos Barros, Caio Cezar Gomes Rezende, João Pedro Guerra Cavalcanti, Marília Apolinário Batista, Josemberg Marins Campos
PURPOSE: To investigate a method for development of surgical skills in medical students simulating venous dissection in surgical ex vivo pig model. METHODS: Prospective, analytical, experimental, controlled study with four stages: selection, theoretical teaching, training and assessment. Sample of 312 students was divided into two groups: Group A - 2nd semester students; Group B - students of 8th semester. The groups were divided into five groups of 12 students, trained two hours per week in the semester...
February 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296651/the-predictive-validity-of-a-text-based-situational-judgment-test-in-undergraduate-medical-and-dental-school-admissions
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Fiona Patterson, Fran Cousans, Helena Edwards, Anna Rosselli, Sandra Nicholson, Barry Wright
PROBLEM: Situational judgment tests (SJTs) can be used to assess the nonacademic attributes necessary for medical and dental trainees to become successful practitioners. Evidence for SJTs' predictive validity, however, relates predominantly to selection in postgraduate settings or using video-based SJTs at the undergraduate level; it may not be directly transferable to text-based SJTs in undergraduate medical and dental school selection. This preliminary study aimed to address these gaps by assessing the validity of the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) text-based SJT...
March 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295495/variation-in-passing-standards-for-graduation-level-knowledge-items-at-uk-medical-schools
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Celia A Taylor, Mark Gurnell, Colin R Melville, David C Kluth, Neil Johnson, Val Wass
OBJECTIVES: Given the absence of a common passing standard for students at UK medical schools, this paper compares independently set standards for common 'one from five' single-best-answer (multiple-choice) items used in graduation-level applied knowledge examinations and explores potential reasons for any differences. METHODS: A repeated cross-sectional study was conducted. Participating schools were sent a common set of graduation-level items (55 in 2013-2014; 60 in 2014-2015)...
March 13, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293672/student-characteristics-professional-preferences-and-admission-to-medical-school
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Iris Kesternich, Heiner Schumacher, Joachim Winter, Martin R Fischer, Matthias Holzer
Objectives: A potential new avenue to address the shortage of country doctors is to change the rules for admission to medical school. We therefore study the link between high-school grade point average and prospective physicians' choice to work in rural areas. To further inform the discussion about rules for admission, we also study the effects of other predictors: a measure of students' attitudes towards risk; whether they waited for their place of study (Wartesemester); whether their parents worked as medical doctors; and whether they have some practical experience in the medical sector...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285565/what-makes-a-medical-school-socially-accountable-in-latin-america-a-report-from-a-latin-american-panel-based-on-a-qualitative-approach
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Klaus Püschel, Arnoldo Riquelme, Philippa Moore, Viviana Rojas, Andrés Perry, Jaime C Sapag
BACKGROUND: Latin America is a region with huge health inequalities and a tremendous growth in the number of medical schools during the last decades. The role of the medical schools in reducing health inequality has not been systematically explored. METHODS: A qualitative framework method was used to explore the meaning, barriers, and facilitators of the concept of the social accountability of medical schools in Latin America. Twenty nine Latin American academic leaders from seven countries participated in an expert panel discussion...
March 11, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274982/implementation-of-an-interprofessional-clinical-pharmacology-selective-learning-experience-for-pharmacy-residents-and-medical-students
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Garrett E Schramm, Prasanna P Narayanan, Darryl S Chutka, Wayne T Nicholson
PURPOSE: The implementation of an interprofessional clinical pharmacology selective (CPS) learning experience for pharmacy residents and medical students is described. SUMMARY: The opportunity for pharmacy residents to provide didactic lectures at a college of pharmacy and to develop teaching and preceptor skills with experiential pharmacy students may be limited by institution-specific affiliations and geographic location. In order to overcome these barriers, the Mayo Clinic Hospital postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency program implemented an interprofessional learning experience in which pharmacy residents serve the role of preceptors for first- and second-year medical students on a CPS...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271934/components-of-an-evidence-based-analytic-rubric-for-use-in-medical-school-admissions
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Graham P Shaw, Jonathan Coffman
Attrition from medical school remains a serious cause of concern for the medical education community. Thus, there is a need to improve our ability to select only those candidates who will succeed at medical school from many highly qualified and motivated applicants. This can be achieved, in part, by reducing the reliance on cognitive factors and increasing the use of noncognitive character traits in high-stakes admissions decisions. Herein we describe an analytic rubric that combines research-derived predictors of medical school success to generate a composite score for use in admissions decisions...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264091/racial-disparities-in-medical-student-membership-in-the-alpha-omega-alpha-honor-society
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Dowin Boatright, David Ross, Patrick O'Connor, Edward Moore, Marcella Nunez-Smith
Importance: Previous studies have found racial and ethnic inequities in the receipt of academic awards, such as promotions and National Institutes of Health research funding, among academic medical center faculty. Few data exist about similar racial/ethnic disparities at the level of undergraduate medical education. Objective: To examine the association between medical student race/ethnicity and induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) honor society. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study analyzed data from the Electronic Residency Application Service, the official service used by US medical students to apply to residency programs...
March 6, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256050/prevalence-of-acne-vulgaris-and-its-impact-of-the-quality-of-life-among-secondary-school-aged-adolescents-in-sohag-province-upper-egypt
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Mohammed Abu El-Hamd, Essam El-Din Abdel-Aziz Nada, Mohammed Abdel-Kareem Moustafa, Rehab Ahmed Mahboob-Allah
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is the most common dermatological condition encountered in adolescents. AIM: It was to determine the prevalence of acne vulgaris and its impact of the quality of life among adolescents attending secondary schools in Sohag Province, Upper Egypt. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in randomly selected governmental and technical secondary schools in Sohag Province, Upper Egypt. Approval was taken from the scientific research committee of Sohag Faculty of Medicine and also from Ministry of Education...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252675/prevalence-of-rheumatic-valvular-heart-disease-in-rwandan-school-children-echocardiographic-evaluation-using-the-world-heart-federation-criteria
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J Mucumbitsi, B Bulwer, L Mutesa, V Ndahindwa, M Semakula, E Rusingiza, P Arya, S Breakey, C Patton-Bolman, E L Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic valvular heart disease (RHD) remain important medical, surgical and public health concerns in many parts of the world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there are no published data from Rwanda. We performed a RHD prevalence study in a randomly selected sample of Rwandan school children using the 2012 World Heart Federation (WHF) criteria. METHODS: Echocardiographic assessment of 2 501 Rwandan school children from 10 schools in the Gasabo district near Kigali was carried out...
March 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251416/expanding-the-phenotype-in-argininosuccinic-aciduria-need-for-new-therapies
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Julien Baruteau, Elisabeth Jameson, Andrew A Morris, Anupam Chakrapani, Saikat Santra, Suresh Vijay, Huriye Kocadag, Clare E Beesley, Stephanie Grunewald, Elaine Murphy, Maureen Cleary, Helen Mundy, Lara Abulhoul, Alexander Broomfield, Robin Lachmann, Yusof Rahman, Peter H Robinson, Lesley MacPherson, Katharine Foster, W Kling Chong, Deborah A Ridout, Kirsten McKay Bounford, Simon N Waddington, Philippa B Mills, Paul Gissen, James E Davison
OBJECTIVES: This UK-wide study defines the natural history of argininosuccinic aciduria and compares long-term neurological outcomes in patients presenting clinically or treated prospectively from birth with ammonia-lowering drugs. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records prior to March 2013, then prospective analysis until December 2015. Blinded review of brain MRIs. ASL genotyping. RESULTS: Fifty-six patients were defined as early-onset (n = 23) if symptomatic < 28 days of age, late-onset (n = 23) if symptomatic later, or selectively screened perinatally due to a familial proband (n = 10)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247208/unmasking-identity-dissonance-exploring-medical-students-professional-identity-formation-through-mask-making
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Kimera Joseph, Karlen Bader, Sara Wilson, Melissa Walker, Mark Stephens, Lara Varpio
PURPOSE: Professional identity formation is an on-going, integrative process underlying trainees' experiences of medical education. Since each medical student's professional identity formation process is an individual, internal, and often times emotionally charged unconscious experience, it can be difficult for educators to understand each student's unique experience. We investigate if mask making can provide learners and educators the opportunity to explore medical students' professional identity formation experiences...
February 28, 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220187/-emergency-medical-training-through-simulation-always-the-same-for-everyone
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A Schaumberg, T Schröder, M Sander
Simulation assumes a growing importance in the field of emergency medical education. Many rescue service schools work with simulators or even have their own simulation center. Classic resuscitation training in the classroom is increasingly being replaced by realistic case scenarios. But simulators themselves do not train! Using a simulator in emergency medical training does not necessarily mean achieving sustained learning success among the participants. Depending on the skills, abilities or competences being taught, there seems to be different requirements for simulation...
March 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215514/robotic-single-site-myomectomy-clinical-analysis-of-61consecutive-cases
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Eun Ji Choi, A Mi Rho, Sa Ra Lee, Kyungah Jeong, Hye-Sung Moon
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To report 61 consecutive cases of successful robotic single-site myomectomy(RSSM) and to evaluate the feasibility and safety of RSSM. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of 61 cases of RSSM DESIGN: Classification: Canadian Task Force classification III SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Robot Surgery Center, Ewha Womans University PATIENTS: 61 patients who had RSSM INTERVENTIONS: Patients underwent RSSM by 3 gynecologic surgeons at Ewha Womans University Medical Center from December 2014 to May 2016...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194581/the-impact-of-massed-and-spaced-out-curriculum-in-oncology-knowledge-acquisition
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Dario Cecilio-Fernandes, Wytze S Aalders, Jakob de Vries, René A Tio
Starting in 2009, cancer has been the leading cause of death in the Netherlands. Oncology is therefore an important part of the medical curriculum in undergraduate education. It is crucial that medical students know about cancer, since doctors will encounter many cases of oncology. We have compared the influence that teaching oncology has when spread over a 3-year curriculum versus concentrated in one semester. The participants comprised 525 medical students from one medical school with comprehensive integrated curricula...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190366/predictors-of-remote-practice-location-in-the-first-seven-cohorts-of-james-cook-university-mbbs-graduates
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Torres Woolley, Tarun Sen Gupta, Maria Bellei
INTRODUCTION: This article describes factors predicting James Cook University (JCU) medical graduates undertaking at least 1 year of remote practice. The cross-sectional design involved point-in-time (2015) analysis of the JCU medical school's ongoing longitudinal graduate tracking database. Participants were the first seven cohorts of graduates from the JCU medical school who had completed at least their postgraduate year (PGY) 4 in Australia (<i>n</i>=529); that is, PGY 4 to PGY 10 graduates...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189001/functional-outcome-at-school-age-of-children-born-with-gastroschisis
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Chiara C M M Lap, Sandra W Bolhuis, Koenraad N J A Van Braeckel, Sijmen A Reijneveld, Gwendolyn T R Manten, Arend F Bos, Jan B F Hulscher
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine motor, cognitive and behavioural outcomes of school aged children born with gastroschisis compared to matched controls. STUDY DESIGN: We compared outcomes of 16 children born with gastroschisis treated at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands, between 1999 and 2006 with 32 controls matched for gender, gestational age, birth weight, and corrected for small for gestational age (SGA) and parental socioeconomic status (SES)...
February 8, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188452/participation-and-selection-effects-of-a-voluntary-selection-process
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Nienke R Schripsema, Anke M van Trigt, Susanna M Lucieer, Anouk Wouters, Gerda Croiset, Axel P N Themmen, Jan C C Borleffs, Janke Cohen-Schotanus
Many different medical school selection processes are used worldwide. In this paper, we examine the effect of (1) participation, and (2) selection in a voluntary selection process on study performance. We included data from two cohorts of medical students admitted to Erasmus MC, Rotterdam and VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and compared them to previously published data from Groningen medical school, The Netherlands. All included students were admitted based on either (1) a top pre-university grade point average, or (2) a voluntary selection process, or (3) weighted lottery...
February 10, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
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