Monthly Archives: February 2015

Can Clinical Reasoning Deficits Be Remediated?

  Yes, is the resounding answer from Dr. Guerrasio, who literally wrote the book on medical learner remediation.  The authors describe their institution’s experience remediating learners identified as having deficiency in clinical reasoning, most with co-existing deficits in other domains … Continue reading

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Addressing Moderate Lapses in Professionalism

  Baylor College of Medicine created a novel process to identify and evaluate professional behaviors of their undergraduate medical students and to implement policies to address breaches in professionalism.  A committee of five faculty members experienced in ethics and or behavioral … Continue reading

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Has Resident Duty Hour Regulation Adversely Affected Medical Student Education? Depends Who You Ask

 In the midst of much controversy about resident duty hour regulations, another study adds to the uncertainty about its impact on medical student education. In this study, investigators surveyed medical students and clerkship directors about the quality of teaching, evaluation, … Continue reading

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Interprofessional Training For Medical Students

  Interdisciplinary teamwork has been shown to lead to improved patient outcomes as well as greater job satisfaction for the healthcare workers involved.  Consequently, there is increased interest in providing interprofessional education (IPE) for medical students.  University of Toronto initiated a … Continue reading

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Active Learning Techniques For Medical Educators

  Traditionally, lectures are the principle mode of delivering core content in an emergency medicine (EM) curriculum. The authors describe a variety of different active learning approaches that can be incorporated in this curriculum to improve knowledge retention and create a … Continue reading

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How Can We Measure Medical School Applicant Socioeconomic Status?

  Medical student diversity is an important aim, with socioeconomic diversity perhaps more difficult to measure and attain than other types of diversity.  The authors suggest an easy-to-administer measure of parental education and occupation (EO) with 5 levels ranging from EO-1 … Continue reading

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Can You Observe Me AFTER Him (or Her)?  Prior Observations Affect Graders of High-Stakes Evaluations

 Replicating the results of experiment, investigators found that examiners’ ratings of candidates in two very different high-stakes behavioral testing situations were affected by the performance of prior candidates.  The first group of scores were from 2,272 takers of a UK … Continue reading

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