John L Weinerth's research while affiliated with Duke University Medical Center and other places

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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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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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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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Beginning a graduate medical education training program is associated with a steep learning curve for incoming residents. To compare the efficacy and efficiency of live versus webcast formats for Institutional Orientation. This 2-year non-blinded study, with a nonrandomized cohort, compares outcomes for trainees oriented Summer 2005 in a ''live-lec...
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Aims: There is a high risk of physicians developing a chemical dependence. Detection of chemically dependent resident physicians is difficult. Our objective was to assess our experience with pre-placement substance-abuse screening of resident physicians and their attitudes about this procedure. We hypothesized that the frequency of positive pre-emp...

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... This method was previously employed by the similar studies. 13,14 In order to reduce selection bias in the process of self-selection of the research object group, we also used the other matching control using previously described methods. 15,16 We matched the GPA scores of nonresearch participant undergraduates (n = 42, control group) with the ones from research participant undergraduates (n = 21, research participant group) when the research participant undergraduates initiated research activity ( Figure S1). ...
... The choice of specialty for post graduate medical training is arguably the most important decision of a doctor's professional life and there are many factors which affect this selection process [5,6]. In a resource-limited country like Pakistan, the choice of specialty may be influenced by additional sociocultural considerations like family pressure and lack of training facilities. ...
... 11 The Duke Graduate Medical Education Quasi-Endowment fund boasts impressive innovations that have resulted in enduring instructional strategies, but have been less successful in dissemination of findings. 12 Another US study examining a small collaborative research grant program compared funded versus unfunded projects and concluded that funded projects had increased collaboration, and a higher output of scholarly projects including papers, posters and presentations. 13 Other studies have described similar findings. ...
... Beginning in 2012, Duke University graduate medical education (GME) leadership revised an annual program evaluation template that it required programs to complete 12 and adapted beneficial elements from its prior internal review process. 13 We reconceptualized our previous internal review teams as educational competency committees (ECCs), which we modeled after clinical competency committees (CCCs). The ECCs are multi-person teams charged to judge program performance, just as CCCs regularly review and judge residents' performance. ...
... Medical errors can occur any time resident physicians transition between rotations, especially to unfamiliar hospital units, a phenomenon coined by Sobolewski et al as "the April Effect." 1 This contrasts with the so-called July Effect in which there are reports of increased medical errors during the first month of the academic calendar, when recent medical school graduates become practicing resident physicians. 2 Orientation to residency has been shown to improve confidence, reduce anxiety, and increase resident contentment. [3][4][5][6] There are limited data published regarding the transitions of residents to new and unfamiliar rotations within their residency training. ...
... By contrast, program evaluation and research each employ a vast array of tailored questions, methods, data, and purposes. Accreditation is a special enterprise, with a specific, constrained scope and purpose [19,20]. ...