Journal Club: New Format!
We have taken over as co-editors of the Journal Club from Susan Bannister. With two of us, there’s a small chance that we can match her energy…actually no, there’s not.
Luckily, we think that the current model works very well. In brief, COMSEP members review 3-4 articles from the current medical education literature each month, summarize the results and discuss the implications. Reviewers get a chance to analyze an article in depth and the COMSEP membership at large gets a brief synopsis of some of the latest evidence in teaching and learning. Everybody wins!
Previous editions of the journal club are archived below. Coming soon, we will be also be creating tags so that you can search for all the articles reviewed about a certain topic.
If you haven't volunteered to be a reviewer, don’t be afraid. Writing a review is fun, easy and a relatively small time commitment. We are currently looking for reviewers for the 2016-17 academic year. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you’d like to write a review or if you have any questions at all.
Jon Gold and Randy Rockney
Do Practice Tests Make Perfect?
Rethinking the Use of Tests: A Meta-Analysis of Practice Testing. Adesope OO, Trevisan DA, Sundararajan N. Rev Ed Research 2017;41:1-43
Reviewed by Noah Kohn
Tags: Assessment – MCQ, Feedback, Qualitative, Retrospective, Review article, meta-analysis
Professionalism assessment-as simple as a checklist?
Not all unprofessional behaviors are equal: The creation of a checklist of bad behaviors. Cullen MJ, Konia MR, Borman-Shoap EC, Braman JP, Tiryaki E, Marcus-Blank B, Andrews JS. Med Teach 2017;39(1):85-91.
Reviewed by Jeanine Ronan
Tags: Professionalism, Medical Students, Checklists
Unprotected medical students
Do medical students receive training in correct use of personal protective equipment? John A, Tomas ME, Hari A, Wilson BM, Donsky CJ. Medical Education Online 2017, 22(1)
Reviewed by Ginny Randall
Tags: Medical students, competency, survey
Students struggle with EHR’s too!
The Electronic Health Record Objective Structured Clinical Examination: Assessing Student Competency in Patient Interactions While Using the Electronic Health Record
Biagioli FE, Elliot DL, Palmer L, Graichen CC, Rdesinski RE, Kumar KA, Galper AB, Tysinger JW. Acad Med. 2017 Jan;92(1):87-9
Reviewed by William Sasser
Tags: simulation, clerkship, clinical skills