Where does the ’17 years’ data point come from?
In 2010, after years of hearing that “[it takes on average]…17 years from research to practice…” I spent some time to dig into the facts…and I came away both impressed (by the underlying science) and concerned (by the barriers we face). The following is what I shared with my colleagues at Pfizer at the time….which generated MUCH […] ArcheMedX - Transforming online learning across healthcare
ABSTRACT: Study skills in anatomy and physiology: Is there a difference?
Many factors influence the way individual students study, including but not limited to: previous coursework, attitudes toward the class (motivation, intimidation, risk, etc.), metacognition, and work schedules. However, little of this research has involved medical students. The present article asks the question, “Do individual medical students study differently for different classes?” Study skills...
ABSTRACT: Actual drawing of histological images improves knowledge retention
Medical students have to process a large amount of information during the first years of their study, which has to be retained over long periods of nonuse. Therefore, it would be beneficial when knowledge is gained in a way that promotes long-term retention. Paper-and-pencil drawings for the uptake of form-function relationships of basic tissues has […] ArcheMedX - Transforming online learning acr...
ABSTRACT: Anatomy education for the YouTube generation
Anatomy remains a cornerstone of medical education despite challenges that have seen a significant reduction in contact hours over recent decades; however, the rise of the “YouTube Generation” or “Generation Connected” (Gen C), offers new possibilities for anatomy education. Gen C, which consists of 80% Millennials, actively interact with social media and integrate it into […] ArcheMedX - Transfor...
MANUSCRIPT: Determinants and outcomes of motivation in health professions education: a systematic review based on self-determination theory
PURPOSE: This study aimed at conducting a systematic review in health professions education of determinants, mediators and outcomes of students’ motivation to engage in academic activities based on the self-determination theory’s perspective. METHODS: A search was conducted across databases (MEDLINE, CINHAL, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and ERIC databases), hand-search of relevant journals, grey literature, ...
MANUSCRIPT: Ultrasound-based lectures on cardiovascular physiology and reflexes for medical students
Ultrasound has become a widely used diagnostic technique. While its role in patient evaluation is well known, its utility during preclinical courses such as anatomy and physiology is becoming increasingly recognized. The aim of the present study was to assess the feasibility/utility of integrating ultrasound-based sessions into conventional undergraduate medical school programs of physiology of […...
ABSTRACT: Using Objective Structured Clinical Examinations to Assess Intern Orthopaedic Physical Examination Skills: A Multimodal Didactic Comparison
Patient care is 1 of the 6 core competencies defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The physical examination (PE) is a fundamental skill to evaluate patients and make an accurate diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate 3 different methods to teach PE skills and to assess the ability […] ArcheMedX - Transforming online learning across healthcare
ABSTRACT: Simulation as a Tool to Ensure Competency and Quality of Care in the Cardiac Critical Care Unit
Cardiac critical care units are high-risk clinical environments. Medical emergencies are frequent and require the intervention of a cohesive, efficient, and well trained interprofessional team. In modern clinical practice there is increased emphasis on safety but also increased lack of acceptance of medical errors and as a consequence, increased litigation. In the past decade, simulation-based […]...
ABSTRACT: Serious Gaming in Medical Education: A Proposed Structured Framework for Game Development
Serious games are increasingly being used for medical education. However, the design and development of serious games for the education of health professionals is highly variable, and very few articles report the development process used for game development. There are many established processes for software development that can improve and streamline development, and incorporating the […] ArcheMe...
ABSTRACT: Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) for teachers in medical education: Has the time come?
On a daily basis, patients put their trust in the healthcare system for safe and high-quality healthcare. However, what evidence do we have as an educational community that our supervising faculty members are competent to fulfill this responsibility? Few, if any, requirements exist for faculty members to have continuous professional development in the field of […] ArcheMedX - Transforming online l...