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Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Education     Open Access  
Journal of Training and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Transformative Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Visual Literacy     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Vocational Education & Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership     Open Access  
Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education (JWEE)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal on English as a Foreign Language     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal Pelita PAUD     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal Plus Education     Open Access  
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Joyful Learning Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JPG (Jurnal Pendidikan Geografi)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JPGI (Jurnal Penelitian Guru Indonesia)     Open Access  
JPPI (Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan Indonesia)     Open Access  
JRAMathEdu : Journal of Research and Advances in Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
JUMLAHKU : Jurnal Matematika Ilmiah STKIP Muhammadiyah Kuningan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Juridikdas : Jurnal Riset Pendidikan Dasar     Open Access  
JURING (Journal for Research in Mathematics Learning)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Akuntabilitas Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Al Bayan : Jurnal Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa Arab     Open Access  
Jurnal Bahasa Lingua Scientia     Open Access  
Jurnal Basicedu : Journal of Elementary Education     Open Access  
Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Biologi Edukasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Candrasangkala Pendidikan Sejarah     Open Access  
Jurnal Curricula     Open Access  
Jurnal Dinamika Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Dinamika Penelitian : Media Komunikasi Penelitian Sosial Keagamaan     Open Access  
Jurnal Educatio : Jurnal Pendidikan Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Edukasi Khatulistiwa : Pembelajaran Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Hadhari : An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Ilmiah KORPUS     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Potensia     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Sekolah Dasar     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmu Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Inovasi Teknologi Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal IPA & Pembelajaran IPA     Open Access  
Jurnal Kajian Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Keilmuan Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Jurnal Kependidikan : Penelitian Inovasi Pembelajaran     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Keperawatan Profesional     Open Access  
Jurnal Konseling dan Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Lensa Pendas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Manajemen dan Supervisi Pendidikan (JMSP)     Open Access  
Jurnal Pelangi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pembangunan Pendidikan Fondasi dan Aplikasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pencerahan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi Indonesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Bisnis dan Manajemen     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Edutama     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Ekonomi     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Pendidikan Fisika Indonesia (Indonesian Journal of Physics Education)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora : Journal of Humanities Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Karakter     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan Malaysia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika Raflesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Nonformal     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Sains     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Pendidikan Teknologi dan Kejuruan     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Vokasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian dan Evaluasi Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Pembelajaran Matematika Sekolah     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Pendidikan     Open Access  
Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement)     Open Access  
Jurnal PGSD     Open Access  
Jurnal Prima Edukasia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pro-Life     Open Access  
Jurnal PROMKES : Jurnal Promosi Kesehatan dan Pendidikan Kesehatan Indonesia (The Indonesian Journal of Health Promotion and Health Education)     Open Access  
Jurnal Psikoedukasi dan Konseling     Open Access  
Jurnal Psikologi Pendidikan dan Konseling : Jurnal Kajian Psikologi Pendidikan dan Bimbingan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Riset Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
Jurnal Sosiologi Pendidikan Humanis     Open Access  
Jurnal Taman Vokasi     Open Access  
Jurnal Tatsqif     Open Access  
Jurnal Tuturan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Varidika     Open Access  
Jurnal Visi Ilmu Pendidikan     Open Access  
K-12 STEM Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kappa Delta Pi Record     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Karaelmas Eğitim Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Kasuari : Physics Education Journal     Open Access  
Kasvatus & Aika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kerbala Magazine of Physical Edu. Seiences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kerygma und Dogma     Hybrid Journal  
Kimün. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Formación Docente     Open Access  
Kleio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Konfigurasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Kimia dan Terapan     Open Access  
KONSELI : Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access  
Koulu ja menneisyys     Open Access  
Kreano, Jurnal Matematika Kreatif-Inovatif     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Kronos : The Language Teaching Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
KULA : knowldge creation, dissemination, and preservation studies     Open Access  
Kuramsal Eğitimbilim Dergisi / Journal of Theoretical Educational Science     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
L2 Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Land Forces Academy Review     Open Access  
Language and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Language Literacy : Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Language Teaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Language Teaching Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Language Testing in Asia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Language, Culture and Curriculum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Laplage em Revista     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Large-scale Assessments in Education     Open Access  
Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning     Open Access  
LATISS Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
Law Teacher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Le Pédagogue     Open Access  
Leadership and Policy in Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Leading and Managing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Learning & Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Learning : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal  
Learning and Individual Differences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Learning and Instruction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Learning and Motivation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Learning and Teaching     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Learning and Teaching : The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Learning and Teaching Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Learning, Culture and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Learning, Media and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Lectura : Jurnal Pendidikan     Open Access  
Legal Education Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Les dossiers des sciences de l’éducation     Open Access  
Lidil     Open Access  
LingTera     Open Access  
Lingua Franca : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Linguistics and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Linhas Criticas     Open Access  
Lisanul' Arab : Journal of Arabic Learning and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
LITERA     Open Access  
Literacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Literacy in Composition Studies     Open Access  
Literacy Learning: The Middle Years     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Literacy Research : Theory, Method, and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Literacy Research and Instruction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
LLT Journal : A Journal on Language and Language Teaching     Open Access  
LO SCALPELLO-OTODI Educational     Hybrid Journal  
LOEX Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
LOGIKA Jurnal Ilmiah Lemlit Unswagati Cirebon     Open Access  
London Review of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Longitudinal and Life Course Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
LUMAT : International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education     Open Access  
LUMAT-B : International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education     Open Access  
MADARASAH Jurnal Pendidikan dan Pembelajaran Dasar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Maestro y Sociedad     Open Access  
Magister : Revista de Formación del Profesorado e Innovación Educativa     Open Access  
Magister : Revista de Investigación Educativa     Full-text available via subscription  
Management in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Management Teaching Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access  
Manajer Pendidikan     Open Access  
MaPan : Jurnal Matematika dan Pembelajaran     Open Access  
MarcoELE     Open Access  
Marketing of Scientific and Research Organizations     Open Access  
Mask     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Matemáticas, Educación y Sociedad     Open Access  
Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mathematics Education Forum Chitwan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathematics Education Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathematics Education Research Journal     Partially Free   (Followers: 17)
McGill Journal of Education / Revue des sciences de l'éducation de McGill     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Media Practice and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Medical Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Medical Education Development     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Medical Education Online     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Medical Science Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
MEDICC Review     Open Access  
Medienwelten - Zeitschrift für Medienpädagogik     Open Access  
Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Mesure et évaluation en éducation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Metacognition and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Method & Theory in the Study of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Metro Magazine: Media & Education Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning     Free   (Followers: 3)
Mid-Atlantic Education Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
MIDA : Jurnal Pendidikan Dasar Islam     Open Access  
Middle Grades Review     Open Access  
Millenium : Journal of Education, Technologies, and Health     Open Access  
Mimbar Pendidikan : Jurnal Indonesia untuk Kajian Pendidikan     Open Access  
MIMBAR PENDIDIKAN : Jurnal Indonesia untuk Kajian Pendidikan (Indonesian Journal for Educational Studies)     Open Access  
Mind, Brain, and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Minerva     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Miscelánea Comillas. Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales     Open Access  

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Medical Science Educator
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  • What Should a Spanish Graduate in Medicine in the European Higher
           Education System Know About Biochemistry and Molecular Biology' A
           Personal Reflection
    • Abstract: Abstract For over 40 years of working in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology, 30 of which have been spent teaching at the University of Malaga, I have been involved in the theoretical and practical teaching of the subject initially called biochemistry and now called biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB). The expansion of this scientific discipline and the renewed interest in research have led to such a large accumulation of knowledge (knowledge base) that the elaboration of a BMB program requires applying notable doses of synthesis; otherwise, it would be impossible to cover all this subject within the strict confines of the bi-semestral term. Advances in medicine and BMB are inseparable, and much of modern medicine would not be practiced as it is if it were not for our understanding of how hereditary, pathogenic, and environmental factors affect the human body at the molecular level. The importance, therefore, of teaching medical students biochemistry is evident. BMB is a subject that corresponds to the area of biomedicine and is taught during the first year of medicine. The main aim is to study the basics of chemical structures from the molecular viewpoint, with special emphasis on regulating and integrating aspects, necessary to understand such disciplines as physiology, pharmacology, or pathology. Thus, based on many years of experience teaching BMB to medical undergraduates, my aim is to define what it is that a graduate in medicine should know about the subject.
      PubDate: 2019-03-19
  • Does Pre-clerkship Medical Humanities Curriculum Support Professional
           Identity Formation' Early Insights from a Qualitative Study
    • Abstract: Abstract There is a lack of consensus about the outcomes of medical humanities training. In this qualitative study, the authors analyzed pre-clerkship small group discussions to assess the nature of learning in medical humanities. Twenty-two medical students (12 females and 10 males) in three humanities small groups consented to participate. The authors used inductive thematic analysis to qualitatively analyze the text from 13 weeks of curriculum. Findings indicate that students reflect about negotiating the clinician-patient relationship within the stressful environment characteristic of today’s healthcare systems, that they worry about sacrificing their personal values in pursuit of honoring professional expectations, and that they encounter and commonly confront ambiguity. These themes were used to develop a descriptive framework of humanities small groups as a structure and safe space for the early development of professional identity.
      PubDate: 2019-03-15
  • Looking Beyond the Physician Educator: the Evolving Roles of Instructional
           Designers in Medical Education
    • Abstract: Purpose To explore how instructional designers (IDs) view their work and give insight to organizations intending to hire for this role. Method In 2018, a 28-question survey was utilized to examine the role of instructional designers in medical education and their contributions as educational professionals. The survey was sent to members of the DR-ED listserv, the Instructional Designer listserv through AAMC, relevant EDUCAUSE listservs, and via Twitter in April 2018. Quantitative and qualitative results were analyzed. The target population was determined as those who self-identify as working in instructional design in medical education, understanding that titles of IDs may vary widely in academic medicine. Results Participants in this study (72) were self-identified as 45 (63%) females and 23 (32%) males. Among the degrees held by participants, 33 (46%) hold a terminal degree, 37 (51%) a master’s degree, and 2 (3%) a bachelor’s degree. Seven (9%) of institutions employ one ID and 27 (36%) employ two to five IDs, and 19 (25%) of the participants did not know how many instructional designers were employed by their organization. Participants reported that 22 (40%) specialize in more than one type of work such as database development, classroom technology, faculty development, and assessment/evaluation. Conclusion There is a wide variety of work environments for IDs in academic medicine; these range from large academic research institutions to consultant companies. A significant portion of IDs advise faculty on pedagogy and teaching best practices and develop professional development training. Job titles for IDs are also varied, representative of a wide range of influence within academic medicine organizations. ID expertise that was considered most commonly needed in academic medicine includes familiarity with learning management systems, multimedia literacy, and pedagogy.
      PubDate: 2019-03-15
  • A Longitudinal Assessment of Professional Identity, Wellness, Imposter
           Phenomenon, and Calling to Medicine Among Medical Students
    • Abstract: Objective This study assessed changes in professional identity, wellness, imposter phenomenon, and calling to medicine over time in medical school. Methods Medical students from the first through third years anonymously completed four validated measures: Perceived Wellness Survey (PWS), Brief Calling Scale (BCS), Physician In-group Identification Scale (PID), and Clance’s Imposter Phenomenon Scale (CIP). Survey completion implied informed consent. The study was exempted by the university IRB. Results All class of 2018 students (n = 110) returned surveys at the beginning of year 1; 58 completed surveys at the end of the preclinical years (post year 2, n = 44) and/or end of the third-year clerkship (post year 3, n = 35) and were analyzed. From pre to post preclinical years, there was a significant decrease in the PID. There were no statistically significant changes in the PWS, BCS, and CIP. From pre year 1 to post third-year clerkships, the PWS and PID decreased, the CIP increased, and the BCS did not change. Only 19% of students participated in all three survey administrations and this group was excluded from the analysis due to the low response rate. Conclusion Student wellness and sense of professional identity (in-group identity) dropped over 3 years of medical education, while imposter phenomenon increased. The BCS did not change over time. The decrease in identity as part of the physician community is concerning; future curriculum initiatives should focus on integration of professional identity into students’ individual identities and on initiatives to improve student well-being.
      PubDate: 2019-03-14
  • Factors Influencing Decisions to Become Involved in Research: a Study of
           Pre-clinical Medical Students from New Zealand
    • Abstract: Background The rate of medical student participation in research remains relatively low despite the number of benefits it affords. The aim of the current study was to explore the factors influencing the decision to become involved in research as it pertains to pre-clinical medical students at our institution. Methods An anonymous questionnaire was handed to second and third year (i.e. pre-clinical) medical students. Results A total of 249 students returned the completed questionnaire (response rate of 42%). A sizeable proportion of the respondents (40.2%) indicated an interest in being involved in research (e.g. ethics application, data collection or reporting of results), as medical students. Neither age nor debt-burden seemed to influence the students’ interest in research. Intrinsic interests in research and career progression were cited as the main motives for involvement in scholarly activities. On the other hand, the main barriers to research participation were time and financial costs. Conclusions Creative solutions specifically addressing the obstacles identified by medical students are needed in order to enhance their participation in research early in their careers. Given the limitations of this study, further research is required to corroborate our findings.
      PubDate: 2019-03-13
  • Implementation, Evaluation, and Improvement of Pediatrics
           Residents-as-Teachers Elective Through Iterative Feedback
    • Abstract: Abstract Many residency programs have developed residents-as-teachers (RAT) programs to provide training for residents to learn teaching skills, but few programs are designed based upon an underlying conceptual framework or demonstrate outcomes. In 2015, our residency program implemented a new RAT elective based on Kolb’s experiential learning cycle. After completion of the elective, residents reported improved skills in topics that associated didactic learning with active experimentation. Curricular changes were incorporated based on feedback from residents to course directors about each session, and content was tailored to the residents’ individualized learning goals.
      PubDate: 2019-03-13
  • Examining the Efficacy of Online Self-Paced Interactive Video-Recordings
           in Nursing Skill Competency Learning: Seeking Preliminary Evidence Through
           an Action Research
    • Abstract: Abstract A key challenge in nursing education is how to teach the students clinical competencies effectively and to provide opportunities for practicing the fundamental nursing skills safely. The purpose of this study was to examine the competency scores of practicing a clinical skill and the satisfaction level of nursing students on three instructional methods using an action research: the online self-paced interactive video learning, demonstration-only method, and a video demonstration in class. Participants were both male and female nursing students enrolled in the Foundations of Nursing Course (N = 26, 6 males and 20 females; mean age = 19.42 ± 0.50) and were evaluated at precycle, postcycle 1, and postcycle 2. Each cycle of inquiry was planned to address the problems quickly and efficiently through four steps: planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. A triangulation technique was employed for data collection using a competency skill evaluation checklist, a satisfaction questionnaire, and a focus group feedback questionnaire. A video was developed in the researcher’s college pertaining to the practical skills. Each research cycle was successively built up on one another using the reflections and feedback from the students based on the previous cycle. The competency skills at various cycles did not demonstrate significant differences between three instructional methods, whereas satisfaction score was the highest with the online self-paced interactive video demonstration. Online video learning use as a supplement in nursing instruction is well supported and offers a promising alternative in teaching clinical skill compared with other teaching strategies. However, more rigorous studies are required to get further empirical evidence in replacing the demonstration method, for teaching nursing practical skill and in improving students’ learning ability and competence.
      PubDate: 2019-03-13
  • The Reflective Teaching Log (RTL): Effective Documentation of
           Participatory Teaching Requirements
    • Abstract: Abstract We created a reflective teaching log for a student-as-teacher elective to track students’ required participatory teaching and to provide a mechanism for reflective evaluation. This Minute Paper–based log is easy to use and can be adapted to similar programs capturing insights of students’ teaching experiences and supports reflective learning.
      PubDate: 2019-03-05
  • Announcements
    • PubDate: 2019-03-04
  • Evaluating an Advance Care Planning Curriculum: a Lecture, a Game, a
           Patient, and an Essay
    • Abstract: Purpose Curricula on advance care planning are commonly absent or inadequate in the majority of medical schools. This study assessed an advance care planning mini-curriculum involving a lecture, an end-of-life conversation game, a patient encounter during which students facilitated completion of an advance directive, and a subsequent reflective essay. Methods This convergent, mixed methods study used a pre-post, longitudinal design. Confidence having end-of-life conversations was assessed at three timepoints. A linear mixed effects model compared mean confidence at the three timepoints. Focus groups and open-ended questionnaires (analyzed using content analysis) explored student perceptions of the curricula. Results Sixty-nine of 149 students completed the questionnaires; 18 students participated in the focus groups. Confidence scores increased by 10.3 points (+ 4.2 post-lecture/game; + 6.1 post-patient assignment/essay; p < 0.001 for all timepoints). Students felt the game (1) was a good “starting point” for learning to initiate end-of-life conversations; (2) fostered internal and external reflections about advance care planning; and (3) allowed exploration of the complexities of end-of-life discussions. Qualitative exploration suggested that high-level learning—interpreted through the lens of Bloom’s taxonomy—occurred. Conclusion Mixed methods data suggest that the advance care planning mini-curriculum effectively increased student confidence having end-of-life conversations. Qualitative analyses revealed student learning covering all of tiers of Bloom’s taxonomy.
      PubDate: 2019-03-04
  • Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
    • PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Second Life and Classroom Environments: Comparing Small Group Teaching and
           Learning in Developing Clinical Reasoning Process Skills
    • Abstract: Abstract Medical education and clinical practice support the development of clinical reasoning competency. Traditionally, the process of clinical reasoning is taught through small group discussions in pre-clinical and clinical medical training, and the need exists to explore further teaching and learning approaches that develop clinical reasoning. This study compared teaching and learning the clinical reasoning process through the virtual platform of Second Life (SL) with the traditional classroom setting. Participants were first semester veterinary students; 34 participated virtually through SL, and 41 experienced traditional classroom interactions. Students and one facilitator engaged in three small group meetings to process a clinical case. A seven-item clinical reasoning rubric guided the teaching, learning, and assessment. Clinical reasoning assignments were scored on a grading scale from 0 to 4 with a maximum result of 28. Descriptive statistics for clinical reasoning assignment scores were (m = 14.0; SD = 2.6) and (m = 12.2; SD = 2.6) in SL and classroom interaction, respectively. Results indicated positive associations for all participants between the rubric item score of gathering historical information with (1) gathering physical examination information (p < 0.01) and (2) prioritizing patient’s problems (p = 0.003). Additionally, the rubric item score of gathering physical examination information was positively associated with the rubric item score for prioritizing patient’s problems (p = 0.02). Specifically for the SL cohort, results demonstrated that rubric item scores were significantly higher for gathering historical information (p = 0.03), gathering physical examination information (p < 0.01), and prioritizing patient’s problems (p = 0.02). Small group interaction using SL and traditional classroom environments offers a comparable educational platform for developing clinical reasoning process skills.
      PubDate: 2019-02-22
  • Mindfulness Meditation for Medical Students: a Student-Led Initiative to
           Expose Medical Students to Mindfulness Practices
    • Abstract: Purpose To explore the feasibility and impact of a brief mindfulness training for medical students and to learn about the perceptions, expectations, and problems associated with mindfulness practices in the context of medicine and medical education. Method Forty-one medical students were randomized into either an introductory mindfulness class only or an introductory mindfulness class plus an 8-week mindfulness meditation course. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected from both groups after the introductory class and again after the full course. Qualitative data was subject to close iterative reading as part of a grounded-theory-guided content analysis, generating a list of codes which were then assigned to statements and arranged into overarching themes. Results Mindfulness and awareness were negatively correlated with stress and depression. Students who took the full mindfulness course emerged with a greater familiarity with and willingness to utilize mindfulness modalities. There was no significant difference on wellness outcomes between the introductory-course-only group and the full-mindfulness-course group. Thematic analysis revealed student aspirations for a mindfulness alternative in medicine and medical education but also a recognition of the challenges inherent in applying such an alternative. Conclusion A mindfulness course for medical students is feasible and has potential as a wellness and educational initiative. Shorter duration mindfulness interventions may increase accessibility without significantly reducing benefit. Interpretation of overarching themes derived from the grounded theory analysis illuminates the subject of mindfulness for medical students from the perspective of students themselves.
      PubDate: 2019-02-19
  • Describing the Attributional Nature of Academic Dishonesty
    • Abstract: Abstract There is strong evidence that dishonesty occurs amongst medical students, and other allied health students and growing evidence that it occurs amongst medical academics. We believe that accidental dishonesty (or not knowing about the rules of regulations governing academic integrity) is a common attribution describing engagement in dishonesty; however, we believe that dishonest action is more often influenced and determined according to circumstance. In this paper, we aim to work through the literature that frames dishonest action with a focus on medical education, research and publication. We argue that the implications for medical education are far reaching and the root causes of many instances of dishonesty need to be more fully understood so that comprehensive, case-by-case ameliorative strategies can be developed.
      PubDate: 2019-02-19
  • Defining Patient Safety: a Student Perspective
    • Abstract: Background Patient safety is recognised as an important aspect of the undergraduate medical curriculum. However, packed medical curricula have been slow to evolve despite repeated mandates and large-scale tragedies resulting from unlearnt lessons. The aim of this work was to explore students’ perspectives on patient safety to inform curriculum re-design. Methods Using a qualitative approach, medical students from year 2 and year 4 of the undergraduate course were invited to participate in focus groups to consider: their personal conceptualisation of patient safety, their perceptions of patient safety education in the existing curriculum and their collective preferences for future teaching in this area. Transcripts of the focus groups were subjected to thematic analysis. Results Six focus groups were convened with a total of 77 students. Thirteen major themes were identified which included conceptual ambiguity, healthcare culture, error theory, specific safety topics (such as infection prevention and control, medication safety, technical/procedural safety, communication and other non-technical skills), self-awareness, patient-centredness, low student morale and raising concerns. Students were more aware of technical than non-technical competence. They wanted learning aligned to the realities of practice, a clearer concept of patient safety and improved visibility of patient safety topics within an integrated curriculum. Conclusions Students are keen to engage with safety topics but frequently feel disempowered as future change agents. Educators need to advocate a clear definition of patient safety and consider the implication of the theory-practice gap on students’ evolving attitudes.
      PubDate: 2019-02-18
  • Practical Nutrition for the Primary Care Provider: a Pilot Test
    • Abstract: Background Dynamic nutrition education strategies may help prepare physicians to provide nutrition guidance to patients. Activity We pilot tested a nutrition-focused iBook chapter with a group of medical students and residents (June 2017) through pre- and post-test Qualtrics surveys. Results All 29 respondents recognized the role of nutrition in medical care. Two-thirds reported some nutrition training in their medical education; nearly 90% reported this training was inadequate. Few (17%) reported reading scholarly nutrition articles; 84% reported they would recommend the iBook to their peers. Conclusions An iBook is a resource that could be used to teach nutrition to medical trainees.
      PubDate: 2019-02-14
  • The Unexamined Calling
    • Abstract: Abstract Philosophy and philosophical assumptions are crucial to our work as physicians and investigators; however, training in philosophy remains poorly represented among medical students and their educators. In this brief essay, I argue the case that philosophical assumptions concerning knowledge and the scientific method are relevant for medical practice and research, concluding with a call for greater attention to philosophy in pre-medical and medical education.
      PubDate: 2019-02-14
  • A Novel Tool for Problem-Based Learning Case Review
    • Abstract: Abstract The success of problem-based learning (PBL) depends on case quality and facilitator preparation. We developed a literature-based tool, the R2ICE form, to improve faculty case review. Its implementation and survey of end users showed the tool was expedient and advantageous. Literature-based tools can guide PBL construction and improve case development.
      PubDate: 2019-02-12
  • An Analysis of Medical Students’ Attitude and Motivation in Pursuing an
           Intercalated MSc in Clinical Anatomy
    • Abstract: Objectives This study aimed to explore what factors influence and motivate medical students to undergo an intercalated degree and why they prefer to choose an intercalated MSc in Clinical Anatomy. Methods The study consisted of 54 medical students enrolled in Queen’s University Belfast which offers a range of intercalated degrees, including an iBSc in Medical Science and an iMSc in Clinical Anatomy. Five-point Likert scale survey was used to collect data, designed to discover what the influencing factors were in deciding to take an intercalating degree and if they have a desire to gain research experience. It measured the motivational features of their chosen courses. Results In recent years, more students (68.5%, n = 54) opted for the iMSc rather than the iBSc. This difference in number of students was statistically significant (chi-square = 33.4, P < 0.0001). It was theorized that this was due to an interest in future surgical specialization; however, this study has shown that the prime reason 72.2% of students opt to take a year out of their medical degree to carry out an intercalated degree is simply to gain an extra qualification whilst 61.1% thought it would enhance their competitiveness in the job market. Ninety-four percent of the iMSc students recommended the intercalated degree to junior students in comparison to only 34.8% of the iBSc students. This difference in percentage was statistically significant (t = 2.78, P = 0.009). Conclusion The study shows no significant link to a desire to gain research experience in determining which intercalated programme to undertake. Students favoured iMSc more because they believed it will enhance their employability.
      PubDate: 2019-02-12
  • Is the Writing on the Wall for Current Medical Oaths' A Brief
           Historical Review of Oath Taking at Medical Schools
    • Abstract: Abstract Oaths recited in medical schools provide valuable insight into the medical profession’s evolving core of ethical commitments. This study presents a brief overview of medical oaths, and how they came to attain their current prominence. The authors examine medical oaths used in twentieth-century North America (the USA and Canada) through a critical review of six studies on oath administration and content that were undertaken between 1928 and 2004. While oath-taking became almost universally prevalent in twentieth-century North American medical schools, the ethical content of oaths grew increasingly heterogeneous. The findings challenge assumptions about the content of medical oaths. They also create dynamic markers for gauging the variability in the current ethical milieus of medical education, providing a basis for evaluating future direction.
      PubDate: 2019-02-12
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