Category Archives: Graduate Medical Education

Are Written Words A Reliable Way To Assess Residents?

Assessment: It looks like it.  In this insightful study, Canadian researchers sent collections of comments from evaluators of two cohorts of nearly 50 interns in one internal medicine program to faculty in several other programs.  Each faculty person was asked … Continue reading

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When The Monday Before Match Day Is Not A Happy Day

Match: No research, and only a smattering of data, but this article is required reading for faculty counseling graduating MD students from the US with difficulty matching into residency.  A sizable percentage (6.2%) of US seniors did not gain a position during the 2016 primary Match; nearly half … Continue reading

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Don’t Know Much About….Feedback

Feedback: This scoping review which describes what has been published in English regarding feedback to healthcare learners will be of interest mostly to researchers and those looking for a comprehensive view of the field.  The bulk of publications were from English-speaking countries … Continue reading

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Can Residents Be Taught To Teach? 

Resident As Teacher: The authors describe a one-day “residents as teachers” modified team-based learning curriculum utilized for second-year pediatrics residents.  Residents were given time to do brief pre-readings on pertinent topics:  adult learning theory, feedback, skill-teaching, and learner orientation.  The … Continue reading

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Best Time To Get Sick? Never!

Resident Transition: Chances are, many of us have heard of the saying, “Don’t get sick in July,” which refers to the perceived and possibly real association between the start of a new academic year and worse patient outcomes in teaching … Continue reading

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Make Sure The Patient Is Part Of Teaching Rounds

Rounds: This description of highly-structured inpatient internal medicine “chiefs’ service” rounds, as compared with usual teaching service rounds, is a useful reminder of the importance of bedside rounds including the patient, as opposed to hallway or conference room rounds.  Both the … Continue reading

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Warning About Predatory Publishers 

Publishing: These rapidly-proliferating publishers are probably preying on your residents and your faculty, given that “publish or perish” has worked its way into fellowship applications as well as academic promotions.  Predatory publishers are defined as those providing “rapid and loose reviews leading … Continue reading

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