Monthly Archives: September 2012

Good Advice From The Deputy Editors Of Medical Education

Here is some practical advice from the deputy editors of Medical Education that include issues you should consider even before you begin your research, to advice on writing specific sections of the manuscript, to strategies for responding to request for … Continue reading

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Looking To Improve Your EBM Teaching Skills?

This article describes the EU-EBM Trainer the Trainer project, which offers free on-line modules to help clinicians be effective EBM teachers in a variety of clinical setting including the inpatient wards and outpatient clinics. The modules can be accessed at … Continue reading

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Eradicating Medical Student Mistreatment: A Longitudinal Study of One Institution’s Efforts

Regarding an issue which has been pointed out at our institution, the David Geffen (UCLA) Medical School started a committee to reduce medical student mistreatment in 1995.  Reports of mistreatment have declined somewhat but remained at fairly high levels, particularly … Continue reading

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Preparing Students for Clerkship: A Resident Shadowing Program

A low-cost voluntary program is described in which first-year students were assigned to shadow randomly selected first-year residents during their clinical duties for several hours a month, for a mean total of 44.5 hours.  Nearly all participants enjoyed the experience, … Continue reading

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Are You Teaching Your Trainees To Provide VALUE-Based Care?

There is a national move to provide training in value-based, cost conscious care. This article describes a simple framework for assessing whether an intervention may provide value for patients. VALUE is an acronym for Validation/variability, Affordability/Access, Long-term benefit/Less side effects, … Continue reading

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Student Uncertainties Drive Teaching During Case Presentations: More So With SNAPPS

In a study of a small number of audiotaped presentations by medical students to family medicine preceptors, researchers found that preceptors directly aligned their teaching towards 80% of questions posed during the presentation.  Students posed about 2 questions per presentation. … Continue reading

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Not So CLER!

CLER visits are the new process by which a sponsoring institution will have visits from the ACGME every 18 months. All levels, from executive leadership to staff to resident, will be involved. Site visitors will examine how GME programs are … Continue reading

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