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I am here to suggest to include patients stories in medical curriculum. Case studies are already included, but data. It lacks the realistic picture and imagination of real patients and settings. These stories would reflect the humanistic side and develops empathy and sympathy, values and sincerity in dealing with patients. Technical attitudes are controlling medical professions. Stories are there on media, but the suggestion here is to be a part of medical studies and exams. It can be an art and a science that needs to develop over the coming years. To be useful it should follow rules and plans and to be away from distraction and fiction. I am inviting for a discussion, in case you think it is relevant and useful.
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I am interested in the scoring guide for the ASKME (Assessing Sleep Knowledge in Medical Education) survey. In addition to the correct answers, I am also interested in how the different questions are divided into the categories. Thanks!
Applications of bioinformatics in medicine is a key factor in technological advancement in the field of modern medical technologies.
In which areas of medical technology are the technological achievements of bioinformatics used?
What are the applications of bioinformatics in medicine?
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Thank you very much
I'm just starting my medical school, and I'm wondering where could I'm able to get free and genuine medical journals online? Anyone could share links? :)
Besides Hyperreflective Foci (HRF), there are some dots are known as hard exudates or lipid-laden macrophages (especially in DME) in OCT images. How can we find out which dots are just HRF?
For instance, I attached one DME image.
I am looking for guidelines and recommendations for the construction and implementation of OSPE (Objective Structured Practical Examination) for assessing students' practical knowledge/Skills in Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, and related pharmacy courses
Could you provide any suggestions, references, or any manual, please
According to Dawson and colleagues (2007), some surgical faculty identified some shortcoming of knowledge and skills. Example of these include the choice of catheter, balloon , and stent size. Adequate placing of the sheath was also identified as an issue in training residents.
What do vascular surgical residents struggle most with in their surgical education and training? Do vascular surgical residents and attendings believe that their medical education should be changed from the current standards?
Dawson and colleagues (2007)
I am searching for studies that developed validated tools (e.g questionnaire) to assess the effectiveness of online mentoring program. I am interested in studies that developed questionnaire to assess the mentors and students experience and satisfaction.
I am open also for any studies for evaluation of distance learning experience.
The journal of "Health Professions Education" is published by Elsevier and is a leading journal in the field. The journal is peer-reviewed under the responsibility of AMEEMR: the Association for Medical Education in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The journal aims to be an open forum for sharing new empirical findings and new ideas in the emerging field of health professions education. In addition, it focuses on three areas that are underdeveloped in this field. The journal's editor-In-Chief is Professor Henk Schmidt. Read recently published articles https://www.journals.elsevier.com/health-professions-education
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A young patient attempted suicide by taking 63 tabs of carbamazepine 200 mg. she was managed with CRRT - CVVH and discharged 10 days later well and couscous.
data supporting the use of hemodialysis in managing carbamazepine poisoning is increasing, so I am not sure if it is worth publishing or not ( if it has a chance to get accepted for publishing)
These days, people are discussing about pro-environmental and protective notions in their life all over the world. It seems this level of consideration should be navigated to a sustainable path. What do you think about it?
The plagiarism which we are checking with the help of Turnitin software counts the similarity of usual English words even helping verbs and proverbs. If the similarity of specific terminology is counted instead of the entire usual English Sentences?
Since technology has seemed to extensively pervade virtually every facet of medicine, do you feel that students of medicine (MD or MBBS) should be better equipped with knowledge and skills in mathematics, physics, biomedical image processing (to better process medical images for diagnostics and surgical planning), biomedical signal processing (for better analysis of bioelectrical signals, e.g. EEG, EKG, EMG), and basic computer science?
Care to discuss?
Hello dear researchers
I have an opportunity to have a series of interview with great Iranian scientists from all over the world on my social media account.
I am listing the possible questions that I can ask!
If you were me, what were the questions that you wanted to ask!?
Please help me with your nice ideas!
At least one semester has passed since the Covid-9 pandemia appeared worldwide. Many residency programs have stopped or reduced significantly their clinical and surgical training activities due to the known risks of exposure and contagion with SARS-CoV-2 virus. What has happened and what is going to happen to specialties medical education?
I'm currently looking for a tool to do a quantitative study that measures the relationship between the entrepreneur's characteristics and medical education. The tool might be on the teacher perspective or student perspective. I'm looking for a validated tool that I could use (preferably free) in this study.
Various models like Apprenticeship model, BID model, Koen's Model, One Minute Preceptor (OMP), 4C/ID model etc have been previously utilized for surgical resident's training. Dynamics of student learning and resident learning, however, in operating room are significantly different. Which models of learning are appropriate for medical student's learning in Operating Room and why?
We are trying to establish the role of structured learning process of a medical graduate in Operating Room (OR) setting and trying to analyze the potential role of various models being currently used for surgical resident training in OR-based learning of a medical student.
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How should the Performance Evaluation in Medical Education be?
Can a Guideline be prepared in Performance Evaluation in Medical Education?
The assessment of clinical competence is becoming increasingly complex. Increased faculty workload, discontent with traditional methods of clinical skill assessment have led to the formation of new models of performance assessments.
Based on the changes, we need to documented guidelines.
- What do you think should be the basic values to be used in performance evaluation?
- What do you think should the guidelines include to be used in performance evaluation?
We developed a checklist to assess videos of team training and I want to calculate interrater-reliability.
But I can't find any literature with recommendations for the best count of raters and best count of (in my case) videos.
Currently, we use 6 raters and 9 videos.
Are there any recommendations? Thnx
We found significantly improved research outcomes subsequent to a curricular change at the Mayo Medical School that permitted pre-clinical flexible time for students.
Is it obvious that VR can help medical education? Yes.
Then why are so many academic institutions resistant to implement this technology?
I would like to personally extend an offer to demonstrate hands on to any medical school interested and give a live demo opportunity to anyone in this sphere to learn about this technology.
I will travel anywhere in the world to promote this know how. It’s a rising tides float all boats equation. The VR community is in its diapers stage.
Would you like to participate in the "Assessment and Evaluation in Medical Education" book writing project by contributing a chapter?
The chapters list is shown below. The yellow coloured chapters are already written by experts in the field.
If you have anything to write from this list, you can reply here. Also, you can suggest different chapters. This is a non-profit project that will share your expertise and make important contributions to medical science.
We - an international consortium - are currently working on an EC-funded project to develop a longitudinal curriculum for clinical reasoning. Therefore, we are interested in how clinical reasoning is taught at the moment and how you think it could be done in an ideal world.
More information about the project at www.did-act.eu
Thanks for sharing your experience and ideas!
My focus is teacher preparation, primarily at the K12 level, but I have recently been thrust into a curriculum development position with a college of veterinary medicine. I am looking for seminal works dealing with classroom practices, teaching philosophies, etc. at the graduate and professional school level.
There have been improvements in 3-D rendering and augmented reality systems for gaming. Are these applicable to or feasible for online learning and medical training? The only part lacking is haptic feedback for which there was already a project completed at MIT for a virtual keyboard (I'm still waiting on that open source promise).
Although it is widely accepted that early involvement in research has many advantages for medical students, there is a controversy regarding whether students are actually getting enough research opportunities. Which are the main barriers towards conducting research for an undergraduate student and how could the involvement rates be improved?
I would like to open this discussion and kindly invite you to make comments reflecting your opinion on this topic.
Thank you for your consideration,
Problem-based learning (PBL) is the most significant innovation in education for the profession for many years . Some argue that it is the most important development since the move of professional training into educational institutions
How to apply test of significance of differences of percentages? There are some online calculators available, but are they reliable?
What is the difference between public health and population health sciences? Please don't share links in reply. Comments in your own words will be appreciated.
In most contexts, the terms alternative medicine, complementary medicine, integrative medicine, holistic medicine, natural medicine, and unconventional medicine are almost synonymous.
Interprofessional education is important for healthcare system as it is a team work. Looking for ideas / methods which are effective in improving interprofessional skills in healthcare education.
Hi all dear researchers
I like to share with you a Ted talk, Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream http://go.ted.com/mCVXmw .
I want to know your concerns and your solution for such issues as first line responsive, as a producer of knowledge,... .
I know that you are doing your best.
With best wishes.
- I am currently doing a research that mainly tests the influence of problem-based learning system on self-directed learning readiness of medical students. Two groups of medical students (PBL, nonPBL) will be identified and their SDLR will be measured. I think that unpaired t-test is most appropriate for such issue, am I right?
Also, in the same research, I am going to correlate SDLR to the academic year of the participants, and in this case, three groups (year 1, 3, 5) will be identified. I think that ANOVA and post hoc are most appropriate, am I right?
Also, I am going to correlate SDLR with academic performance (grades), but I'm not sure which is most appropriate, Pearson's r maybe?
hopefully someone answers soon.
Thanks in advance.
The Critical Incident Technique (or CIT) is a set of procedures used for collecting direct observations of human behavior that have critical significance and meet methodically defined criteria. These observations are then kept track of as incidents, which are then used to solve practical problems and develop broad psychological principles. A critical incident can be described as one that makes a contribution—either positively or negatively—to an activity or phenomenon. Critical incidents can be gathered in various ways, but typically respondents are asked to tell a story about an experience they have had.
I am planning to do a research project to determine the cerebral hemisphere preferences for information processing during learning among pre-clinical medical students. what is the best questionnaire/instrument to determine it? during literature search i found SOLAT (style of learning and thinking tool) being used for determining the hemispheric preferences. i want some useful input from the scholars.
Asking for a friend ;)
(That friend is me, I'm talking about my research as a clinician (nursing) scientist)
In the Western world, many of the lectures for medical students and trainee doctors are conducted online. Are we excluding certain important aspects of face to face medical education by adhering to this? What is the appropriate balance between face to face and online training?
Many people use lenses in order to experience different eye color & also instead of glasses and etc.
It is important to bring lenses out of the eye ,daily otherwise side effects happen like dry eye disease.
So these lenses can be useful.
Is it possible?
Does rote learning establish a better foundation for medical student education than case scenarios from the beginning?
Students often complain of lack of context in case scenario learning. They say it often only becomes clearer in later years.
Is there still an initial role for rote learning, to set a foundation and then to move to case studies?
What do colleagues think?
I am developing a learning module and next is to work on the validation. I've seen some works that use Content Validity Index (i think it's more utilized in questionnaire validation) to measure content validity, but I wonder is there a specific index for module?
During clinical consultation doctors and nurses interview patients about their medical history. But, patients are usually not prepared for the clinical consultation. In theory, if patients administer their medical history on a computer/tablet before their appointment with the doctor or nurse, then they should be prompted and prepared for the medical history interview. This is one of the hypothetical advantages of patient-administered computerized history taking systems/automated medical history taking systems. What quantitative and/or qualitative factors measures exist that would assess if patients are prepared for the medical history interview?
I'm actually interested in identifying doctor-patient communication and non-communication measures that would determine if a group of patients who took an electronic medical history questionnaire were more prepared for a clinical consultation compared to a group that didn't take the electronic history questionnaire.
Is the duration of Residency training of Nigerian doctors adequate, prolonged or inadequate?
Any studies to prove that long duration of training correlate with a higher quality of the resultant specialists ?
According to Kuhn, a paradigm change in science, that means an epistemological change, requests the agreement of the scientific community, like it is arrived with the institution of quantum physics. In medicine a new paradigm of Medical Science has been proposed and applied in Medical Education in 1998 at the Milan School of Medicine , with the introduction of Person Centered Clinical Method and after the presentation of the new person centered interactionist and teleological health paradigm in 2005 ,presented at WHO (by invitation) in 2011 along with Person Centered Medicine, Medical Education change the paradigm change has been formalized on 13-14-15 October in Milan along with the presentation of “La Charte Mondiale de la Santé-the World Health Charter”.
The person-centered paradigm change of Medicine,Health, Medical Education and research corresponds to re-birth of clinics like a discipline addressed to discover the individuality of the patient in a disease and not the opposite, reducing him/her to an abstract theory. To date it is impossible because the same basic sciences , neurobiology, physiology, psycho-neuro- immune-endocrinology (PNEI) , already at experimental level, evidenced the end of a mechanistic , deterministic paradigm in Medical Science and the birth o f a person centered one (Person Centered Medicine) , that discriminates biological reactions, whose variability is determined by the person’s existential choices (life style and quality) from biological constants , responsible of biological life, according the Relativity Theory of Biological Reactions (1996)
I invite you to read the e-book “ Medical Science and Health Paradigm Change” and to give your “YES or NOT” about this paradigm change determinant for the destiny of Medicine , Medical Science and Medical Education, reformulating in a new way the epistemological principles of medicine, clinical method and clinical supervision
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How much you know about biomedical waste? Is it not necessary to include this in Environmental Science subject which is a compulsory subject in most of universities at graduate level study.
Is it not a good idea to include practical in EVS or project like plantation of tress and other contributions of students for controlling environmental pollution. This will create a sense of responsibility towards environment.
I'm doing a preliminary research on the use of design thinking methods in medical education. So far, I have found the following design track offered by Sidney Kimmel Medical College: http://www.jefferson.edu/university/jmc/students/college_within_college/design.html
Does anyone know any other practical cases or research studies on this matter?
I am working on a project regarding psychiatric education.
I would be very grateful if anyone can recommend me articles on psychiatric education and/or psychiatric training in South America.
Many thanks in advance.
There has been a growing concern about the significant shortage of the number of young physician-scientists, who can contribute to the development of basic medicine with the objective of patient-oriented medicine.1-3 This fact holds true of Japan as well as US.1,2 As Armstrong et al. have pointed out,3 early exposure as a medical student or a resident to the challenging clinical cases is crucial for the patient-driven scientific inquiry as to the underlying pathophysiology of the as-yet-unrecognized disorders. In Japan, the establishment of the new medical-internship program and the specialist physician system has made increasingly difficult for young doctors to have enough time to realize the importance of patient-based scientific inquiry. Not a few medical schools in Japan introduced the medical scientist training program also referred to as MD-PhD program, while PhD researchers take the place of physician-scientists in the field of basic research.4 Therefore, it seems to be essential to emphasize the value of the collaboration between PhD scientists with the superior technique in the lab and physician-scientists with the clinical point of view.
1: Koike S, Ide H, Imamura T. Physician-scientists in Japan: attrition, retention, and implications for the future. Acad Med. 2012;87:662–7.
2: Yamazaki Y, Uka T, Shimizu H, Miyahira A, Sakai T, Marui E. Japanese medical students’ interest in basic sciences: a questionnaire survey of a medical school in Japan. Tohoku J Exp Med. 2013;229:129–36.
3: Armstrong K, Ranganathan R, Fishman M. Toward a Culture of Scientific Inquiry - The Role of Medical Teaching Services. N Engl J Med. 2018;378:1-3.
4: Yaginuma H, Matsumura G, Mori C, et al. Results of a questionnaire on efforts to increase research-oriented doctors. Kaibogaku Zasshi. 2013;88:3-8.
I am deeply appreciated if you would give me some comments and opinions as to how medical education should be improved in terms of the shortage of the number of young physician-scientists.
Go J. Yoshida MD,PhD.
sometime it becomes very confusing to manage the scenario in which student found to be sleeping in the middle of the class; and he/she has the reason for it but not actually to be valid to consider for his deed, like viewing TV shows for late night or viewing foot ball for late night. should i take disciplinary action against him/her or let him sleep there or send him to his room to sleep?
IR residency will be challenged by being one of the most specialized residencies in the NRMP match and yet not having a required clerkship in the medical school curriculum. How do you plan on ensuring that students have adequate exposure to IR prior to making their career decisions?
a. Heavily. We will likely recruit at least one resident per year on the Independent Pathway.
b. Sporadically. We will likely use it only to fill in gaps every few years.
c. Seldomly. We will likely never use that pathway to recruit.
d. We haven’t thought about this.
e. We won’t have an IR residency.
Do you currently participate in any of the following activities to improve medical student exposure to IR:
a. IR Student Interest Group
b. IR Sub-Internship
c. IR Electives
d. Participation in an IR Medical Student Symposium
e. IR faculty teaching in the M1-M3 medical school curriculum
f. Encourage student engagement in the SIR RFS
Has anyone used the Honey and Mumford tool to define students learning style?
I know it is used in Medical Education in the UK but have found little use in Africa or other Health Professionals.how did you use the results in practice.
How did you use the results in practice?.
I am looking for opportunities as a research fellow in institutions doing research in
1.clinical areas eg evidence based medicine, reproductive health, population control, infectious disease (HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis etc) , noncommunicable diseases
2.public health ( health economics, health equity) especially in developing countries
3.Medical education ( quality and satisfaction measurements and improvements)
I'm researching the observer role in simulation training for healthcare professionals, part of this includes analysing approaches expert faculty have used but that haven't been published.
We're interested in how you developed these approaches, and what you learnt. Full information about the study can be found at the attached link.
If you think you can help contribute, please complete get in touch!
The California Educational Code section 78907 states, “The use by any person, including a student, of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom without the prior consent of the instructor is prohibited.
Must a student receive a prior consent before he records his lectures?
The ban on the recording, is it not a form of cowardice on the part of the teacher?
The American Association of University Professors has long opposed unauthorized recording and public posting of what professors say in classrooms.
What may be the reason for this, is that they fear having what they say being exposed to the general public?
Please share different methods employed by academicians globally to make the students have a keen interest towards research at incipient years of their study at a dental school / medical school.
Thanks in advance