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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449161/ultrasound-training-in-surgical-critical-care-fellowship-a-survey-of-program-directors
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Thomas W Carver
OBJECTIVE: Surgical critical care (SCC) fellows are expected to receive training in critical care ultrasound (CCUS) but training is sporadic and there is no standardized curriculum to guide educators. Previous studies show wide variation in CCUS training during fellowship across specialties but SCC has been underrepresented. This study was performed to assess SCC program directors' views regarding CCUS during fellowship training. DESIGN: Adult SCC program directors were surveyed regarding the role of CCUS in fellowship training...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445882/procedure-rates-performed-by-emergency-medicine-residents-a-retrospective-review
#2
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/29429005/new-frontier-cancer-pain-management-clinical-fellowship
#3
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/29420762/military-internal-medicine-resident-decision-to-apply-to-fellowship-and-extend-military-commitment
#4
Alice E Barsoumian, Joshua D Hartzell, Erin M Bonura, Roseanne A Ressner, Timothy J Whitman, Heather C Yun
Introduction: Nationally, the number of internal medicine physicians practicing in primary care has decreased amidst increasing interest in hospitalist medicine. Current priorities in the Military Health System include access to primary care and retention of trained personnel. Recently, we have conducted a study of military internal medicine residents' decision to enter infectious disease. As part of our larger effort, we saw an opportunity to characterize factors impacting decision making of internal medicine residents' desire to apply for subspecialty training and to extend active duty service obligations...
February 6, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417547/a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-the-association-of-anaesthetists-of-great-britain-and-ireland-uganda-fellowship-scheme
#5
A Hewitt-Smith, F Bulamba, S Ttendo, K Pappenheim, I A Walker, A F Smith
The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland and the then Uganda Society of Anaesthesia established the Uganda Fellowship Scheme in 2006, to provide scholarships to encourage doctors to train in anaesthesia in Uganda. We conducted an evaluation of this programme using online questionnaires and face-to-face semi-structured interviews with trainees who received scholarships, as well as with senior surgeons and anaesthetists. Focus group discussions were held to assess changes in attitudes towards anaesthesia over the last 10 years...
February 7, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416385/the-current-practice-of-mentoring-across-accreditation-council-of-graduate-medical-education-international-accredited-programs-in-qatar-from-faculty-and-trainees-perspectives
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Shireen Suliman, Ahmed Al-Mohammed, Dabia Al Mohanadi, Margaret Allen, Carma L Bylund
Purpose: Mentoring plays a vital role in academic productivity, personal development, and career guidance for students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. A culture of mentoring is spreading across residency and fellowship training programs in Hamad Medical Corporation, the main teaching tertiary care facility in Qatar. However, there is insufficient knowledge about the current practice of mentoring in these programs. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study by surveying all faculty and trainees in all residency and fellowship training programs in Qatar...
2018: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412510/otolaryngologist-adherence-to-the-aao-hnsf-allergic-rhinitis-clinical-practice-guideline
#7
Adam Honeybrook, Matthew Ellison, Liana Puscas, Eileen Raynor
BACKGROUND: In February 2015, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) published the Allergic Rhinitis Clinical Practice Guideline (AR-CPG). The objective of this study was to assess otolaryngologists' perception of the accuracy and adherence to the AR-CPG. METHODS: A survey was distributed to fellows of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation...
February 7, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409417/the-hand-surgeon-consultation-improves-patient-knowledge-in-a-hand-surgery-mission-to-honduras
#8
Marc E Walker, Carolyn Chuang, Craig R Moores, Matthew L Webb, Samuel D Buonocore, J Grant Thomson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess impact of the surgeon consultation and informed consent process on patient education in an international hand surgery mission compared with a US academic hand surgery practice. These two groups were selected to evaluate communication difficulties in a surgical mission setting compared with standard of care in a high-income country. METHODS: A multi-part survey was administered to patients presenting to a hand surgery mission during March 2012 and new patients of a university hand center in a 3-month period during 2011...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406378/downward-trend-in-pediatric-resident-laryngoscopy-participation-in-picus
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Aayush Gabrani, Taiki Kojima, Ronald C Sanders, Asha Shenoi, Vicki Montgomery, Simon J Parsons, Sandeep Gangadharan, Sholeen Nett, Natalie Napolitano, Keiko Tarquinio, Dennis W Simon, Anthony Lee, Guillaume Emeriaud, Michelle Adu-Darko, John S Giuliano, Keith Meyer, Ana Lia Graciano, David A Turner, Conrad Krawiec, Adnan M Bakar, Lee A Polikoff, Margaret Parker, Ilana Harwayne-Gidansky, Benjamin Crulli, Paula Vanderford, Ryan K Breuer, Eleanor Gradidge, Aline Branca, Lily B Grater-Welt, David Tellez, Lisa V Wright, Matthew Pinto, Vinay Nadkarni, Akira Nishisaki
OBJECTIVES: As of July 2013, pediatric resident trainee guidelines in the United States no longer require proficiency in nonneonatal tracheal intubation. We hypothesized that laryngoscopy by pediatric residents has decreased over time, with a more pronounced decrease after this guideline change. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Twenty-five PICUs at various children's hospitals across the United States. PATIENTS: Tracheal intubations performed in PICUs from July 2010 to June 2016 in the multicenter tracheal intubation database (National Emergency Airway Registry for Children)...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404464/factors-influencing-decisions-about-a-career-in-hepatology-a-survey-of-gastroenterology-fellows
#10
Sarah M Ordway, Manish B Singla, Patrick E Young, Rohit Satoskar, Ryan M Kwok
Despite an unmet need for hepatologists in the United States, every year transplant hepatology (TH) fellowship positions remain unfilled. To address this, we investigated factors that influence trainee decisions about pursuing a career in hepatology. We invited current gastroenterology (GI) and TH fellows from all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited programs for the academic year 2014-2015 to participate in an online survey about factors influencing decisions to train in hepatology...
June 2017: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401332/augmenting-fellow-education-through-spaced-multiple-choice-questions
#11
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/29399986/2015-rheumatology-workforce-study-the-role-of-graduate-medical-education-in-adult-rheumatology
#12
Marcy B Bolster, Anne R Bass, Jonathan S Hausmann, Chad Deal, Marcia Ditmyer, Kamilah L Greene, Seetha U Monrad, Daniel F Battafarano
OBJECTIVE: Graduate medical education (GME), through fellowship training, plays a critical role in providing new rheumatologists into our workforce and is an essential component when addressing the gap of excess demand for adult rheumatology care. METHODS: Primary and secondary data sources were used to develop an integrated workforce model. Factors specific to new graduates entering the workforce included available and filled fellowship positions, gender shifts, planned work schedules (part-time, full- time), practice settings (academic, non-academic private practice), and number of international medical graduates (IMGs) projecting U...
February 5, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398630/a-program-for-promoting-clinical-scholarship-in-general-surgery
#13
Madhukar S Patel, David Tomich, Tara S Kent, Elliot L Chaikof, James R Rodrigue
OBJECTIVE: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education mandates resident physician training in the principles and applications of research. To provide a robust early foundation for effective engagement in scholarship, we designed a novel clinical scholarship program (CSP) for PGY1 general surgery residents. SETTING, DESIGN AND OUTCOMES: In a general surgery residency training program, we assessed resident academic productivity (i.e., presentations, publications, and sustained engagement in clinical research) and self-efficacy to conduct clinical research, as well as the overall satisfaction of both residents and faculty mentors...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397356/the-benefit-of-a-formal-plastic-surgery-in-service-conference
#14
Sagar T Mehta, Cori Agarwal, Faizi Siddiqi, William B Rockwell, Barbu R Gociman
INTRODUCTION: Annually, residents are expected to take an in-service examination to gauge their understanding of plastic surgery knowledge and prepare them for the American Board of Plastic Surgery written examination. In addition, in-service score are now being used as an assessment tool for fellowship applicants. Because of the breadth of Plastic Surgery material, it is difficult to prepare a resident for such a comprehensive examination. At the University of Utah, a weekly conference was instituted to help prepare residents for the in-service and board examination with the goal of improving scores...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380222/cross-cultural-medical-care-training-and-education-a-national-survey-of-pediatric-hematology-oncology-fellows-in-training-and-fellowship-program-directors
#15
Amulya A Nageswara Rao, Deepti M Warad, Amy L Weaver, Cathy D Schleck, Vilmarie Rodriguez
Pediatric hematologists/oncologists face complex situations such as breaking bad news, treatment/clinical trials discussions, and end-of-life/hospice care. With increasing diversity in patient and physician populations, cultural competency and sensitivity training covering different aspects of pediatric hematology/oncology (PDHO) care can help improve health care delivery and reduce disparities. Though it is considered a required component of fellowship training, there is no clearly defined curriculum meant specifically for PDHO fellows-in-training (PDHO-F)...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374505/an-environmental-scan-of-academic-pediatric-emergency-medicine-at-canadian-medical-schools-identifying-variability-across-canada
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Jennifer D Artz, Garth Meckler, Niran Argintaru, Roderick Lim, Ian G Stiell
OBJECTIVE: To complement our environmental scan of academic emergency medicine departments, we conducted a similar environmental scan of the academic pediatric emergency medicine programs offered by the Canadian medical schools. METHODS: We developed an 88-question form, which was distributed to pediatric academic leaders at each medical school. The responses were validated via email to ensure that the questions were answered completely and consistently. RESULTS: Fourteen of the 17 Canadian medical schools have some type of pediatric emergency medicine academic program...
January 28, 2018: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373220/core-content-for-wilderness-medicine-training-development-of-a-wilderness-medicine-track-within-an-emergency-medicine-residency
#17
Walter A Schrading, Nicole Battaglioli, Jonathan Drew, Sarah Frances McClure
Wilderness medicine training has become increasingly popular among medical professionals with numerous educational opportunities nationwide. Curricula for fellowship programs and for medical student education have previously been developed and published, but a specific curriculum for wilderness medicine education during emergency medicine (EM) residency has not. The objective of this study is to create a longitudinal wilderness medicine curriculum that can be incorporated into an EM residency program. Interest-specific tracks are becoming increasingly common in EM training...
January 16, 2018: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364732/improving-practice-guideline-adherence-through-peer-feedback-impact-of-an-ambulatory-cardiology-curriculum
#18
Karl M Richardson, Jai Singh, Dan Muñoz, Julie B Damp, Lisa A Mendes
PROBLEM: Graduate medical trainees must be prepared to practice in a quality-driven system that values adherence to and documentation of evidence-based care. Few validated approaches exist to teach these skills. Our objective was to develop, implement, and evaluate an ambulatory practice improvement curriculum capitalizing on peer feedback aimed at improving cardiology fellow guideline knowledge, adherence, and chart documentation. INTERVENTION: Four outpatient topics were reviewed in dedicated 1-hour sessions: stable ischemic heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and aortic valvular disease...
January 24, 2018: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364002/cross-sectional-multicentre-study-on-the-cohort-of-all-the-french-junior-lecturers-in-general-practice
#19
Marie Barais, Catherine Laporte, Matthieu Schuers, Olivier Saint-Lary, Paul Frappé, Clarisse Dibao-Dina, David Darmon, Tiphanie Bouchez, Julien Gelly
BACKGROUND: General practice became an academic discipline quite recently in many western countries. In France, junior lecturer work is specified in a three-part mandate: medical work in general practice, teaching in the university, and research. Since 2007, 130 junior lecturers have been appointed in general practice. The aim of the creation of junior lecturer status was to align general practice with other specialties and to develop research and education in primary care. OBJECTIVES: To describe the healthcare, teaching and research undertaken by junior lecturers in general practice, practising in October 2014...
December 2018: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363359/touch-surgery-analysis-and-assessment-of-validity-of-a-hand-surgery-simulation-app
#20
Jacob Tulipan, Andrew Miller, Andrew G Park, Joseph T Labrum, Asif M Ilyas
BACKGROUND: Surgical educators are increasingly exploring surgical simulation and other nonclinical teaching adjuncts in the education of trainees. The simulators range from purpose-built machines to inexpensive smartphone or tablet-based applications (apps). This study evaluates a free surgery module from one such app, Touch Surgery, in an effort to evaluate its validity and usefulness in training for hand surgery procedures across varied levels of surgical experience. METHODS: Participants were divided into 3 cohorts: fellowship-trained hand surgeons, orthopedic surgery residents, and medical students...
January 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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