Virtual Shadowing as an Effective Approach to Gaining Exposure to the Field of Emergency Medicine

Introduction Physician shadowing plays a critical role in the education and professional development of medical students during their pre-clinical years. Many medical education programs require undergraduate shadowing as criteria for admission1. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely restricted access to the hospital for medical and premedical students, thereby impeding their career exploration, education, and access to …

Development of a Situational Judgement Test to Assess Student Clinical Preparedness

Abstract Problem Traditional assessment metrics (e.g., GPA, final exams, quizzes) do not adequately capture the breadth of knowledge and skillsets required to be successful in clinical settings. As students move from classroom-based curriculum to a more hands-on clinical curriculum, assessment methods and tools need to be developed to assess a student’s preparedness to enter these …

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Joint Sponsored Activities: A longitudinal comparison of learning objectives and intent-to-change statements by meeting participants (Abstract)

Abstract Background: Continuing medical education (CME) activities are required for physician board certification, licensure, and hospital privileges. CME activities are designed to specifically address professional knowledge or practice gaps. We examined statements taken from participants of their “intent-to-change” as data to determine whether the CME activity content achieved a stated learning objective. Methods: We performed …

Assessment of Learners

This document will become one of many chapters in a text book on education in the health professions to be published by Oxford University Press. All of the chapters in the textbook will follow a Problem-based Learning (PBL) format dictated by the editors and used by these authors. Learning objectives Compare and contrast feedback, formative …

Personal, Social, Organizational, and Space Components of the Clinical Learning Environment: Variations in their Perceived Influence

Posted 2021/04/08 Abstract Purpose. Because of its impact on learning, interest in the learning environment continues unabated. This includes a framework which emerged from a Macy-sponsored conference which organizes factors that influence the quality of the learning environment into four components: personal, social, organizational, and space. This paper reports a study which assessed the relative …

Improving the Promotions Dossier with the Enhanced CV

In contrast to trends calling for the use of an educator portfolio to present evidence of accomplishment in the promotion dossier for faculty with a career focus on education or patient care, we propose use of an Enhanced Curriculum Vitae (CV).