Alisa Nagler's research while affiliated with American College of Surgeons and other places

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Traditional peer-review remains the gold standard for assessing the merit of scientific scholarship for publication. Challenges to this model include reliance on volunteer contributions of individuals with self-reported expertise, lack of sufficient mentoring and training of new reviewers, and the isolated, non-collaborative nature of individual re...
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Background: Medical education program evaluation allows for curricular improvements to both Undergraduate (UME) and Graduate Medical Education (GME). UME programs are left with little more than match rates and self-report to evaluate success of graduates in The Match. Objective: This manuscript shares a novel method of program evaluation through a...
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Background: Role clarity is important for patient care but challenging in graduate medical education (GME). Methods: Badge buddies were integrated for all GME trainees at a single institution, and surveys were conducted prior to and 5 months following implementation. Results: There were 932 pre- and 498 postimplementation respondents. Followin...
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Introduction This study describes the experiences and perspectives of health professions educators around institutional review board (IRB) review of multi-institutional education research. Method This survey study gathered quantitative and qualitative data from members of three of the four geographic regions of the AAMC Group on Educational Affair...
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The goal of this study was to pilot a novel peer-to-peer nurse-physician collaboration program and assess for changes in attitudes toward collaboration among a group of newly licensed nurses and resident physicians (n = 39). The program included large group meetings, with discussion of key concepts related to interprofessional collaboration. In uni...
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The advancement of knowledge and development of policy in the field of medical education require critical academic discourse among the most intelligent medical educators; and critical academic discourse requires coffee. In this essay, we reflect on the state of professional development conferences in the field of medical education and the rituals t...
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Background There is a paucity of information regarding institutional targets for the number of undergraduate medical education (UME) graduates being matched to graduate medical education (GME) programs at their home institutions. At our institution, the Duke University, the number of UME graduates matched to GME programs declined dramatically in 20...
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After participating in a group peer-review exercise at a workshop presented by Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL editors at the 2015 Association of American Medical Colleges Medical Education Meeting, the authors realized that the way their work group reviewed a manuscript was very different from the way by which they each would have reviewed the p...
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Background Graduate medical education faculty bear the responsibility of demonstrating active research and scholarship; however, faculty who choose education-focused careers may face unique obstacles related to the lack of promotion tracks, funding, career options, and research opportunities. Our objective was to address education research and scho...
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Background: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires programs to engage annually in program evaluation and improvement. Objective: We assessed the value of creating educational competency committees (ECCs) that use successful elements of 2 established processes-institutional special reviews and institutional over...
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Problem: Health professions education (HPE) has become a core component of the mission of academic health centers (AHCs) nationwide. The volume of HPE research projects being reviewed has increased, presenting new challenges for institutional review boards (IRBs). As HPE research becomes increasingly sophisticated in its design and methods, IRBs a...
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The growth in health professions education (HPE) and a desire on the part of nurse and medical educators to disseminate their work have raised important questions about the ethical conduct of education research. At the center of the debate is the institutional review board (IRB) and its proper role in the oversight of HPE research. This article exa...
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Background: Graduate medical education (GME) programs may struggle to provide the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to meet trainee career interests and goals beyond a clinical focus. Sponsoring institutions can partner with programs to deliver content not included in typical clinical experiences of GME programs. Objective: To perform...
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To describe the design, content, implementation, and evaluation of a national curriculum for teaching practical skills in empathic communication to residents in neurosurgery. Based on needs assessed through a national survey of neurosurgery program directors, videotaped scenarios using standardized patients illustrating good and bad communication s...
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Abstract Faculty Development EXPRESS is intended to provide on-demand, convenient information to clinical faculty to enhance their skills as teachers. These tools are intended to promote clinical faculty development in their educational roles. The product was developed in response to requests from residency program directors and core faculty member...
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Abstract Introduction Faculty at Academic Medical Centers are often not formally educated or prepared for their teaching role. Similarly, residents, fellows, nurses, and many other health care teams find themselves in a teaching role while taking care of patients. While formal education programs are optimal, there is often not the time, resources,...
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Background: Healthcare technologies and patient care have evolved rapidly. Healthcare communication techniques and technologies have lagged. Purposes: This pilot study was conducted at Duke University Hospital to investigate the benefits of using smartphones among healthcare team members to promote efficient and effective patient care. Methods:...
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Professionalism has been an important tenet of medical education, yet defining it is a challenge. Perceptions of professional behavior may vary by individual, medical specialty, demographic group and institution. Understanding these differences should help institutions better clarify professionalism expectations and provide standards with which to...
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American health care is transitioning to electronic physician ordering. These computerized systems are unique because they allow custom order interfaces. Although these systems provide great benefits, there are also potential pitfalls, as the behavioral sciences have shown that the very format of electronic interfaces can influence decision making....
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The Duke Medicine Graduate Medical Education Quasi-Endowment, established in 2006, provides infrastructure support and encourages educational innovation. The authors describe Duke's experience with the "grassroots innovation" part of the fund, the Duke Innovation Fund, and discuss the Innovation Fund's processes for application, review, and impleme...
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Little is known about the factors that influence applicants' decisions to select a graduate medical education training program. Programs may improve their recruitment by better understanding that process. Following the Match for the years 2008 though 2010, an electronic survey was sent to 664 applicants to 15 Duke University graduate medical educat...
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Duke University Hospital Office of Graduate Medical Education and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business collaborated to offer a Health Policy lecture series to residents and fellows across the institution, addressing the "Systems-based Practice" competency.During the first year, content was offered in two formats: live lecture and web/podcast....
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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandates that sponsoring institutions conduct internal reviews. In 1998, the ACGME Institutional Review Committee gave Duke University Hospital a citation for an inadequate internal review (IR) process. Since then, we have instituted several iterative changes. We describe the evolutio...
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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) expects programs to engage in ongoing, meaningful improvement, facilitated in part through an annual process of program assessment and improvement. The Duke University Hospital Office of Graduate Medical Education (OGME) used an institutional practice-based learning and improvement st...
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Portfolios have emerged in graduate medical education despite lack of consensus on their definition, purpose, or usefulness. Portfolios can be used as a tool for residents to record their accomplishments, reflect on their experiences, and gain formative feedback. This exercise may help prepare physicians for lifelong learning as well as enhance pat...

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... There are some excellent papers published describing [6,9,15,17,18] the reviewer's responsibilities. Firstly, the reviewer needs to be 'professional,' ...
... Other studies have encouraged institutions to organize academic writing programs and workshops on manuscript writing, but have not reported on desired course content or a potential effect [9,23]. The need for specific training on how to write a good article has been recognized not only by students and supervisors but also by the editors-in-chief of major journals [28]. ...
... The need for role clarity among team members has long been recognized as an imperative to optimize team functioning and outcomes from the provider perspective [8]. With its focus on roles and responsibilities, role clarity's influence from the patient and family perspective had not yet been explicated in-depth [46]. Given the challenges identified by healthcare providers to ensure role clarity and the strong influence role clarity plays from the patient and family perspective, it is essential to monitor role clarity from the patient and family perspective and take steps to clarify roles among members of the healthcare team. ...
... The result of matching between medical students and a residency program is regarded as an important educational outcome [10,11]. Chakraborti and colleague tried to assess the educational quality of medical training quantitatively by using a match quality score [10]. ...
... 23 These studies reported high participant satisfaction on the reaction level of Kirkpatrick's model which continues to be used to inform effective implementation of medical faculty development programs globally. 24 Researchers found that participants reported a positive change in their attitude after partaking in such faculty development activities. 2,3 Participants also claimed they were more informed about educational philosophies and teaching skills that they could implement to improve their teaching practice. ...
... Each issue contained, on average, 11 articles (median = 11; SD = 2.5) with six issues published annually during most years. A seventh supplementary special issue published in 2018 focused on researchers' surprises and failures [24]. ...
... 34 Deliberate peer-to-peer collaboration can also break down traditional structures and introduce more effective interprofessional team development. 35 As we continue to advocate for the value of nurses as peer-collaborators, interdisciplinary teams remain the best opportunity for nurse leaders to break down the knowledge silos that impede high reliability. 36 ...
... 3,4 In the United States of America and the United Kingdom HPE-R is organized locally in universities and in more general ethical review boards (Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)). 1,5 Other HPE-R proposals are not externally reviewed or assessed by local (senior) colleagues. 6 All systems have benefits and disadvantages. ...
... That the social events offered by congresses were popular features was noted in 1903 when it was commented that tickets for social events were always in high demand 1 and, in 1893, that "next year the Norwegian doctors intend holding their congress in a yacht". 6 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. ...
... The importance can be gauged by observing the papers published on this topic. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] However, there is also a great need to strengthen this system currently. ...