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Christopher M Petrilli, John Del Valle, Vineet Chopra
Each July, new graduates from premedical, medical, and residency programs, along with junior and midcareer faculty, acclimatize to their changing roles. During this month, overall efficiency, quality, and patient safety may suffer, a problem dubbed the "July effect." The many transitions that occur in teaching hospitals during July are often implicated as the root cause of this problem. The question, then, of how best to improve the team-based clinical care provided in July remains important. In this Commentary, the authors outline a model that combines the team-based care paradigm with effective leadership, followership, and communication-based strategies and propose some actionable steps...
July 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
David M Eisenberg, Ted J Kaptchuk, Diana E Post, Andrea L Hrbek, Bonnie B O'Connor, Kamila Osypiuk, Peter M Wayne, Julie E Buring, Donald B Levy
Integrative medicine (IM) refers to the combination of conventional and "complementary" medical services (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, mindfulness training). More than half of all medical schools in the United States and Canada have programs in IM, and more than 30 academic health centers currently deliver multidisciplinary IM care. What remains unclear, however, is the ideal delivery model (or models) whereby individuals can responsibly access IM care safely, effectively, and reproducibly in a coordinated and cost-effective way...
September 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Elaine Morschhauser, Cynthia R Long, Cheryl Hawk, Karen Boulanger, Jeanne Black, Thomas Carpenter, Grant Iannelli, Owen T Lynch, John Stites
OBJECTIVE: This study involved the collection of data on the demographic characteristics and chief complaints of patients of chiropractic college teaching clinics to study whether patients who visited different types of teaching clinics were demographically or clinically dissimilar. It represents a first step toward our ability to collect data from teaching clinics to test for differences between specific clinic populations. DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study, implemented through a survey of patients...
February 2003: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
David M Sikorski, Anupama KizhakkeVeettil, Gene S Tobias
OBJECTIVE: Surveys for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners indicate that diversified chiropractic technique is the most commonly used chiropractic manipulation method. The study objective was to investigate the influences of our diversified core technique curriculum, a technique survey course, and extracurricular technique activities on students' future practice technique preferences. METHODS: We conducted an anonymous, voluntary survey of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year chiropractic students at our institution...
March 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Education
Martha A Kaeser, Cheryl Hawk, Michelle L Anderson, Richard Reinhardt
OBJECTIVE: Free or outreach clinics offer students the opportunity to work with diverse patient populations. The objective of this study was to describe the demographics and clinical characteristics of a sample of chiropractic patients at a free community-based clinic to assess clinical and educational opportunities for students to work with diverse populations, collaborate with other professions and practice health promotion through patient education. METHODS: This was a prospective, descriptive cross-sectional study conducted over 2 months...
March 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Education
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