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Here’s a look back at some the most popular DR MERL reviews.
Gender Bias: How Did They Do That? Interviews Of Female Full Professors
Authors interviewed 87% of the female full professors at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, asking them for their perspective on how they “made it” to their position and what their advice would be for young women entering the profession…more.
Evaluations: 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….more
Reflective Writing: Reflective Writing As A Tool Of Academic Success?
The correlation is not so clear. Within undergraduate medical education there is growing interest in using reflective writing, thought to encourage students to improve their critical thinking…more
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 deeper understanding of the material…more
Flipped Classroom: Students Need More Than Web Lectures For Flipped-Classroom Prep
The study describes student preparation in a basic science and a clinical course in which students predominantly used the same study materials. The observation that 40% to 50% of the students chose to combine basic materials with scientific papers, books, and formative test questions does not support the idea…more
Residency: Residents Continue To Be (Even More) Depressed
In a systematic review of studies published from the 1980s to the 2010s, the prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms among residents was found to be 28.8%…more