Monthly Archives: April 2016

Teaching Millennials Clinical Skills: Video Selfies, Anyone?

Clinical Skills: In this innovation report from the Really Good Stuff series, investigators studied the use of video selfies for students learning to interview patients. In the video-selfie group, students used iPods to record themselves, then reviewed and edited the … Continue reading

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Do You Trust That Intern?

Trust: How do residents decide to trust their interns?  Researchers at multiple internal medicine residencies explored this issue, deriving a model using qualitative methods, interviews and focus groups, and validating the resultant model with a quantitative survey.  The factors which … Continue reading

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Computers Are The New “Scut”

Time Management: Results of another time and motion study of internal medicine residents will not be surprising to observers of the 21st-century hospital.  Residents spent 50% of their time on the computer, 60% of their time multi-tasking (e.g. on the … Continue reading

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How To Be A Trust-Worthy Intern

Internship Skills: More than 20,000 internal medicine residents completed a survey at the end of their in-training examinations, asking which skills from a previously-identified list were most important for those entering internship.  All identified skills were felt to be important, … Continue reading

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Teaching And Applying Quality Improvement During M&Ms

Quality Improvement: The US certifying body for residencies now requires involvement in QI (Quality Improvement) for all residents, so interest in successful programs should be high. In this report of 27 redesigned monthly morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences, authors at … Continue reading

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