Monthly Archives: February 2016

Risky Business: Teaching Hospitals’ Early Experience With Bundled Reimbursement

Reimbursement: Researchers from the AAMC summarize input from 27 teaching hospitals which were early participants in the US Medicare and Medicaid Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BCPI) initiative.  Participation has rapidly grown to 21% of all US teaching hospitals, so this … Continue reading

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Effective Teaching and Effective Care — The Yin & Yang Of An Attending Physician

Teaching Effectiveness: This retrospective study correlated measures of attending workload, such as census and the number of admissions and discharges, with resident evaluations of the attending and patient outcome measures. Mean census and the number of discharges were correlated with … Continue reading

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Peer Assisted Learning Boosts Student Confidence and Skills

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL): A study that included six pilot PAL projects demonstrated that students’ peer assisted learning experience can be enhanced by providing appropriate training in peer teaching and feedback (n=179). The impact of PAL included improvements in students’ confidence … Continue reading

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How To Reward Faculty For Education

Faculty: This is not a new idea, but academic emergency medicine physicians from Johns Hopkins describe in some detail how they instituted a new educational value unit (EVU) system for their faculty which prioritized core educational objectives, made teaching expectations … Continue reading

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How To Create Great Teaching Clinics

Teaching: The authors visited 23 primary care resident teaching clinics (family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics) and distilled advice based on the best-performing clinics:  “Engaged leadership with the residency director and clinic medical director working as inseparable partners” with very … Continue reading

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MMI Notes Forecast At-Risk Study Habits

Multiple Mini Interviews This study shows a significant association between MMI narrative notes indicating problematic study behavior and actual study-planning problems occurring during medical school (n=60).  However, no correlation was found for students demonstrating inadequacies in self-reflection.  This could indicate … Continue reading

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