Monthly Archives: March 2015

TBL Application Exercises: To Grade Or Not To Grade?

  Team-based learning (TBL) is a widely used instructional strategy used in medical schools and involves advance preparation, read­iness assurance (IRATs/GRATs) and application of knowledge to problem-solving exercises termed Group Application (GApp) exercises. While graded IRATs and GRATs promote in-depth preparation, … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Say Something Nice, Don’t Say Nothing At All: Thumper’s Rule And How Faculty Interpret Narrative Comments On Resident Evaluations

  In this qualitative study using constructivist grounded theory analysis, investigators describe how faculty interpret narrative comments on residents’ in-training evaluation. De-identified narrative comments of 126 residents were distributed to 24 faculty who were each asked to review 15-16 documents and sort them into … Continue reading

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