Monthly Archives: April 2012

How Can We Produce More Rural Practitioners?

A major problem for the US (if not so much for New Jersey) is a dearth of rural physicians. Several predictors of rural practice are identified: growing up in a rural area, planning to pursue rural medicine and/or family medicine, … Continue reading

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Varying Conceptions Of Competence: An Analysis Of How Health Sciences Educators Define Competence

This review describes varying ways in which competence is defined, and finds that although there is general acceptance that knowledge and skills are not the only components of competence, there is little agreement on the nature of other essential ingredients … Continue reading

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Evaluating Cognitive Ability, Knowledge Tests And Situational Judgment For Postgraduate Selection

General cognitive ability tests (such as IQ assessments) are commonly used in a broad range of occupations to select candidates. This study suggests that such tests are not well suited for use in selecting candidates for residency training, and tests … Continue reading

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Video-Based Cases May Not Be Better Than Text-Based Cases In Problem Based Learning

In a randomized controlled study of 2nd year medical students in PBL tutorials, one group was given video-based cases and the other group text-based cases.  Critical thinking in student discussions was measured using a critical thinking model that classified student … Continue reading

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