Monthly Archives: November 2015

What Makes A Teacher Influential? Ask The Teacher.

TEACHER QUALITY: This qualitative study describing characteristics of influential teachers turns not to learners, but to teachers. The authors asked respected teachers selected to participate in a faculty development program to write about their most influential teachers from when they … Continue reading

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Increasing Use Of Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) May Enhance Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Entering Medical Students

  Different approaches to identify and assess personal competencies in the admissions process for medical schools have been examined. GPAs and MCAT scores along with letters of evaluation and autobiographical assessment constitute the traditional measures of academic competencies. These measures … Continue reading

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EPAs (entrustable professional activities) Now For The Clerkships

EPAs are being used or investigated for use in the transition to independent practice, fellowship, and residency.  As the authors write, “Entry into clerkship is just an earlier transition point.”  The authors identified EPA content domains in speaking with 19 … Continue reading

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What Have Been The Major Effects Of Resident Duty Hours Reforms? 

   Hard to know for sure, according to this narrative review of the literature.  Only 10 RCTs were included here, along with 7 “well-designed controlled trials without randomization”, but overall 72 “high-quality” studies were included, and it is unclear how … Continue reading

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