Monthly Archives: August 2014

Do Good Medical Students Make Good Doctors?

 This study looks at the relationship between the performance of students in their last year of undergraduate medical school and in their first roles as junior doctors. Data (grade point average, last year Emergency Medicine attachment exam, and 6th year … Continue reading

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Fostering Communication Skills

   A comparative study was conducted assessing the communication skills of first and second year medical students.  Students were observed interacting with simulated patients in a clinical scenario.  Their communication skills were observed and assessed by simulated patients, communication skills … Continue reading

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E-Journal Articles Encourage Critical Thinking

  Educators at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School used guided reviews of online e-journals as a tool to promote collaborative learning among first year medical students.   After reading medical journal articles posted online, students, either individually or in groups, answered … Continue reading

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Tackling the challenge of bedside teaching: give feedback for students to self-correct

   Feedback is often conceptualized as a process that occurs after an event. But when it comes to bedside rounds, effective teaching occurs when feedback takes place during the event. In a video ethnographic study of 12 bedside teaching encounters, … Continue reading

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Finding Time and Money for Ultrasound Education

   A survey of medical school curricular administrators (with a 61% response rate) found that although 62% reported that there was some required or elective exposure to ultrasound in their curriculum, only a very small minority reported that they trained … Continue reading

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