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16 de Abril     Open Access  
A Life in the Day     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AJOB Primary Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 213)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences: Interface And Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 6)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Birat Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Boletin Médico de Postgrado     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Salud Virtual     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access  
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi / Journal of Duzce University Health Sciences Institute     Open Access  
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência: Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Eurasian Journal of Health Technology Assessment     Open Access  
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Challenges     Open Access  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access  
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastane Öncesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Human Rights     Free   (Followers: 10)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Health Notions     Open Access  
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Health Psychology Bulletin     Open Access  
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access  
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Healthcare Technology Letters     Open Access  
Healthy Aging Research     Open Access  
HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
Histoire, médecine et santé     Open Access  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Home Health Care Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospitals & Health Networks     Free   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IJS Global Health     Open Access  
IMTU Medical Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indonesian Journal for Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Education for Health
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.242
Number of Followers: 6  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 1357-6283 - ISSN (Online) 1469-5804
Published by Medknow Publishers Homepage  [429 journals]
  • Co-editor notes

    • Authors: Maaike Flinkenflogel, Danette McKinley, Michael Glasser
      Pages: 189 - 191
      Abstract: Maaike Flinkenflogel, Danette McKinley, Michael Glasser
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):189-191

      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):189-191
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_10_18
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Reviewers of education for health

    • Authors: Michael Glasser, Danette McKinley, Payal Bansal, Maaike Flinkenflogel
      Pages: 192 - 192
      Abstract: Michael Glasser, Danette McKinley, Payal Bansal, Maaike Flinkenflogel
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):192-192

      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):192-192
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/1357-6283.230388
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Measuring situation awareness in medical education objective structured
           clinical examination guides

    • Authors: Margaret Frere, John Tepper, Markus Fischer, Kieran Kennedy, Thomas Kropmans
      Pages: 193 - 197
      Abstract: Margaret Frere, John Tepper, Markus Fischer, Kieran Kennedy, Thomas Kropmans
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):193-197
      Background: Medical errors are among the most prevalent and serious adverse events in health care. Lack of situation awareness (SA) is an important factor leading to such errors. SA can be understood using Endsley's three-tier model: level 1 is perception, level 2 is comprehension, and level 3 is projection. While there is extensive literature on the theory of SA, it is difficult to measure and quantify. The purpose of this pilot study was to measure, identify, and characterize SA in some medical objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) guides, including a 1st year National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) OSCE. Methods: Two independent observers analyzed two online OSCE guides and a 1st year OSCE examination using a self-developed tool. This tool was an inferential measure of SA. The guides were first qualitatively analyzed using NVivo and then quantitatively analyzed using Excel. Results: The results indicated strong internal validity and moderate inter-rater reliability. There was limited statistically significant variance between the observers. The NUIG OSCE had relatively the fewest relative observations of SA and the Geeky Medics OSCE Guide had relatively the most observations of SA. In all guides, Level 1 SA was observed more frequently than Level 2 or 3 SA. Discussion: SA is an important factor in clinical decision-making and patient safety. The challenging aspect is how to best teach and assess SA in medical education. Simulations, such as informative and/or summative OSCEs, are considered a valuable and safe way to do so. Inter-rater reliability can be improved using tool training sessions.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):193-197
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_306_16
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Use of international foundations of medicine clinical sciences examination
           to evaluate students' performance in the local examination at the
           University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    • Authors: Nihar Ranjan Dash, Mohamed Elhassan Abdalla, Amal Hussein
      Pages: 198 - 202
      Abstract: Nihar Ranjan Dash, Mohamed Elhassan Abdalla, Amal Hussein
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):198-202
      Background: Several medical schools around the world are moving away from isolated, locally developed in-house assessments to the introduction of external examinations into their curriculum. Although the objective varies, it is typically done to evaluate, audit, and compare students' performance to international standards. Similarly, the International Foundations of Medicine-Clinical Sciences Examination (IFOM-CSE) was introduced in the College of Medicine at the University of Sharjah as an external assessment criterion in addition to the existing in-house assessments. The aim of this study was to compare the student performance in this newly introduced IFOM-CSE examination and the existing in-house final examination in the college. Methods: The scores of three consecutive final-year undergraduate medical student batches (2013-2015) who took both the IFOM-CSE and the existing in-house final examination were analyzed. Pearson correlation and one-way analysis of variance test were conducted using SPSS 22. Results: The students' scores in the IFOM-CSE and in the final examination prepared locally were highly correlated with Pearson correlation coefficients of 0.787 for batch 2013, 0.827 for batch 2014, and 0.830 for batch 2015 (P < 0.0005). Interestingly, while the mean scores of the IFOM-CSE among the three batches in the years 2013, 2014, and 2015 (475, 492, and 513, respectively) showed improvement with borderline significance (F[2226] = 2.73, P = 0.067), local examination scores showed a significant improvement during the study period (F[2277] = 52.87, P < 0.0005). Discussion: The findings of this study showed that students' scores in the local examination were consistently correlated with their scores in the IFOM-CSE over all the three batches. Thus, introduction of external examination can be an important evaluation tool to a comprehensive internal assessment system providing evidence of external validity.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):198-202
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_339_16
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Developing and implementing a global emergency medicine course: Lessons
           learned from Rwanda

    • Authors: Sojung Yi, Olivier F&#233;lix Umuhire, Doris Uwamahoro, Mindi Guptill, Giles N Cattermole
      Pages: 203 - 210
      Abstract: Sojung Yi, Olivier Félix Umuhire, Doris Uwamahoro, Mindi Guptill, Giles N Cattermole
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):203-210
      Background: There is a growing demand by medical trainees for meaningful, short-term global emergency medicine (EM) experiences. EM programs in high-income countries (HICs) have forged opportunities for their trainees to access this experience in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, few programs in LMICs have created and managed such courses. As more LMICs establish EM programs, these settings are ideal for developing courses beneficial for all participants. We describe our experience of creating and implementing a short-term global EM course in Rwanda. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to (1) provide EM trainees from HICs with an opportunity to observe global clinical practice and to learn from local experts, (2) provide EM trainees from an LMIC with an opportunity to share their expert knowledge and skills with HIC trainees, (3) create a sustainable model for a short-term global EM course in an LMIC context. Methods: A global EM curriculum and course were developed in Rwanda, entitled EM in the Tropics Emergency Medicine in the Tropics (EMIT). The following topics were covered: EM systems development, public health, trauma/triage, pediatrics, disaster management, and tropical EM. A one-and two-week course program was created and implemented. Results: EMIT participants rotated through pediatric and adult EDs, Intensive Care Unit, trauma surgery, internal medicine, emergency medical services, and ultrasound training. Activities included bedside teaching, case presentations, ultrasound practice, group lectures, simulation and skills workshops, and a rotation to a district hospital. A total of 11 participants attended: six for both weeks and five for 1 week. The course raised $5000 USD, which was dedicated in full to sponsoring local EM residents to attend international conferences. Discussion: The EMIT course in Rwanda achieved its objectives of teaching and learning between all participants. Benefits of this in-person experience for both visiting and local participants are clear in clinical, intercultural, and professional ways. Conclusion: Our experience of developing and implementing EMIT in Rwanda demonstrates that EM programs in LMICs can provide short-term global EM courses that are not only beneficial to all participants, but also logistically and financially sustainable.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):203-210
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_72_17
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Personality traits predict a medical student preference to pursue a career
           in surgery

    • Authors: Maria Rosaria Anna Muscatello, Antonio Bruno, Giovanni Genovese, Giuseppa Gallo, Rocco Antonio Zoccali, Fortunato Battaglia
      Pages: 211 - 214
      Abstract: Maria Rosaria Anna Muscatello, Antonio Bruno, Giovanni Genovese, Giuseppa Gallo, Rocco Antonio Zoccali, Fortunato Battaglia
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):211-214
      Background: In this study, we examined the impact of personality traits, assessed with the psychopathic personality inventory revised version (PPI-R), on medical students' likelihood of selecting a surgical specialty. Methods: This is a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study of 360 4th-year medical students at a single university. We used the PPI-R previously developed to evaluate “adaptive” traits within nonclinical (student) populations. Students were asked to express their specialty of choice. Medical specialties were categorized as surgical and nonsurgical. Logistic regression was used to identify predictors and appropriate adjustments were made for demographic factors. Results: The survey was completed by 335 out of 360 students. The prevalence of students aspiring to a surgical career was 23.6%. They exhibited higher PPI-R total score, self-centered impulsivity (SCI) factor score, Machiavellian egocentricity, social influence, and fearlessness content scale scores. Logistic regression showed that SCI score was a significant predictor for the likelihood of expressing interest toward a surgical career. Discussion: Our findings expand previous research on the usefulness of the nonclinical use of psychopathic personality traits to investigate career choice.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):211-214
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_282_16
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Near peer-assisted learning to improve confidence for medical
           students' situational judgment tests

    • Authors: Naomi Gostelow, Germander Soothill, Seema Vawda, David Annan
      Pages: 215 - 222
      Abstract: Naomi Gostelow, Germander Soothill, Seema Vawda, David Annan
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):215-222
      Background: The situational judgment test (SJT) was introduced for all graduating United Kingdom medical students in 2013. Students have anxiety over time pressures and heavy weighting of a single examination. Aims: This study aimed to examine formal SJT preparation available, perceptions of a near peer-delivered course, and to measure improvement in students' confidence. Innovation: Foundation doctors ( first 2 years of postgraduate training) produced a “Situational Judgment Test Preparation Course” in November 2015. Methods: Feedback was collected via Likert scores rating teaching, a mock examination, and pre- and post-course confidence along with free-text responses. Delayed feedback was collected via an online survey. Results: Forty-four students completed the feedback. Seventy percent reported <2 h of university SJT preparation. There were significant post-course improvements in familiarity with structure, scoring system, knowledge and content, and overall SJT confidence (P < 0.05). Delayed feedback showed sustained improvement in familiarity with knowledge and content (P < 0.05). Qualitative analysis revealed themes of improved confidence, approachable tutors, and identifying question strategies. Discussion: Students perceived a lack of formal SJT preparation which was reflected in low pre-course confidence. Improvements in confidence may reflect a unique insight into how to approach the examination from those having recently undertaken it.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):215-222
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_21_17
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Needs assessment of ophthalmology education for undergraduate medical
           students – A study from a medical college in South India

    • Authors: Karuppannasamy Divya, Kannappan Suvetha, Alo Sen, Devisundaram Sundar
      Pages: 223 - 227
      Abstract: Karuppannasamy Divya, Kannappan Suvetha, Alo Sen, Devisundaram Sundar
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):223-227
      Background: Adequate ophthalmic diagnostic and clinical skills are essential for practitioners in primary care settings as well as specialty care physicians. The objectives of this study were to assess the adequacy of ophthalmology teaching in undergraduate medical education and to evaluate the comfort of medical students in diagnosing common eye problems and performing ophthalmic skills. Methods: A questionnaire based, cross-sectional survey was conducted among third-year undergraduate students from a medical college in South India at the end of ophthalmology training from February 2014 to December 2014. The main outcome measures were hours of classroom-based instruction and clinical exposure to ophthalmology received by the students and their comfort level in diagnosing common eye problems and performing ophthalmic skills. Results: 134 students participated in the study. They had received an average of 96.2 ± 5.9 and 112.5 ± 11.3 hours of classroom and clinic-based instruction, respectively. The participants' comfort in diagnosing eye problems was satisfactory for cataract and eyelid disorders but not for ophthalmic emergencies. Only 45.5% had satisfactory knowledge in community ophthalmology. Respondents were more proficient in visual acuity testing (93.3%) and assessment of pupillary reaction (80.6%) than direct ophthalmoscopy (41%). Discussion: Undergraduate medical students from India received a greater amount of ophthalmology instruction compared to the International Council of Ophthalmology task force recommendations. Gaps in community ophthalmology and knowledge-skills discrepancies were noted. Review of curriculum, appropriate training resources, and effective teaching methods tailored towards primary care may be useful to improve the training.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):223-227
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_52_16
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Resident perspectives on communication training that utilizes immersive
           virtual reality

    • Authors: Francis J Real, Dominick DeBlasio, Nicholas J Ollberding, David Davis, Bradley Cruse, Daniel Mclinden, Melissa D Klein
      Pages: 228 - 231
      Abstract: Francis J Real, Dominick DeBlasio, Nicholas J Ollberding, David Davis, Bradley Cruse, Daniel Mclinden, Melissa D Klein
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):228-231
      Background: Communication skills can be difficult to teach and assess in busy outpatient settings. These skills are important for effective counseling such as in cases of influenza vaccine hesitancy. It is critical to consider novel educational methods to supplement current strategies aimed at teaching relational skills. Methods: An immersive virtual reality (VR) curriculum on addressing influenza vaccine hesitancy was developed using Kern's six-step approach to curriculum design. The curriculum was meant to teach best-practice communication skills in cases of influenza vaccine hesitancy. Eligible participants included postgraduate level (PL) 2 and PL-3 pediatric residents (n = 24). Immediately following the curriculum, a survey was administered to assess residents' attitudes toward the VR curriculum and perceptions regarding the effectiveness of VR in comparison to other educational modalities. A survey was administered 1 month following the VR curriculum to assess trainee-perceived impact of the curriculum on clinical practice. Results: All eligible residents (n = 24) completed the curriculum. Ninety-two percent (n = 22) agreed or strongly agreed that VR simulations were like real-life patient encounters. Seventy-five percent (n = 18) felt that VR was equally effective to standardized patient (SP) encounters and less effective than bedside teaching (P < 0.001). At 1-month follow-up, 67% of residents (n = 16) agreed or strongly agreed that the VR experience improved how they counseled families in cases of influenza vaccine hesitancy. Discussion: An immersive VR curriculum at our institution was well-received by learners, and residents rated VR as equally effective as SP encounters. As such, immersive VR may be a promising modality for communication training.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):228-231
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_9_17
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Sources of medical student stress

    • Authors: Krishna Subhash Vyas, Terry D Stratton, Neelkamal S Soares
      Pages: 232 - 235
      Abstract: Krishna Subhash Vyas, Terry D Stratton, Neelkamal S Soares
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):232-235
      Background: Key elements in the clinical practice of prevention, health and wellness are best cultivated in medical professionals during undergraduate medical training. This study explores students' self-assessed stress relative to gender, academic expectations, and level of medical training to guide development of targeted wellness interventions. Methods: In early 2012, undergraduate (M1–M4) students in four Southeastern U.S. allopathic medical schools were surveyed about health-related attitudes and behaviors. Results: A total of 575 students returned completed questionnaires. Students in the preclinical years (M1–M2), especially females, reported significantly higher stress levels. Academic expectations and satisfaction were also significantly implicated. Discussion: These findings highlight the general areas of potential concern regarding stressors associated with medical training. Future research should guide programmatic efforts to enhance students' overall health and wellness vis-à -vis curriculum, skills training, and support services.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):232-235
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_54_16
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Curriculum development for a module on noncommunicable diseases for the
           master of public health program

    • Authors: Anu Mary Oommen, Rashmi Vyas, Minnie Faith, Dhayakani Selvakumar, Kuryan George
      Pages: 236 - 239
      Abstract: Anu Mary Oommen, Rashmi Vyas, Minnie Faith, Dhayakani Selvakumar, Kuryan George
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):236-239
      Background: As the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) has been rising globally, various educational programs have introduced chronic disease epidemiology teaching, which is now a component of most of the Master of Public Health (MPH) programs. However, the process of curriculum development for these courses has not been adequately documented for use by educators planning such courses. Methods: A detailed process of curriculum development based on David Kern's six-step approach was undertaken for a 2-week course on NCDs, as part of the MPH program of a tertiary institution in South India. The processes were documented so that the method of curriculum development for such a course could be made available for educators across this field. Results: The course on NCDs was carried out over 73 learning hours (2 weeks) for a group of MPH students including medical, dental, allied health, and nursing graduates. Evaluation of the revised curriculum at the end of the 2 weeks revealed that mean scores for knowledge and confidence in skills increased by 50% (11.1–16.6, t-test, P < 0.001) and 79% (3.3–5.9, t-test, P = 0.002), respectively, from baseline scores. Discussion: The revised curriculum was effective in improving knowledge and confidence in epidemiological skills. The documented process of curricular development using standard methods if made publicly available can be of use to those involved in planning similar educational programs for students of public health.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):236-239
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_148_15
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Evaluation of a distance learning academic support program for medical
           graduates during rural hospital service in India

    • Authors: Rashmi Vyas, Anand Zachariah, Isobel Swamidasan, Priya Doris, Ilene Harris
      Pages: 240 - 243
      Abstract: Rashmi Vyas, Anand Zachariah, Isobel Swamidasan, Priya Doris, Ilene Harris
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):240-243
      Background: Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India, a tertiary care hospital, designed a year-long Fellowship in Secondary Hospital Medicine (FSHM) for CMC graduates, with the aim to support them during rural service and be motivated to consider practicing in these hospitals. The FSHM was a blend of 15 paper-based distance learning modules, 3 contact sessions, community project work, and networking. This paper reports on the evaluation of the FSHM program. Methods: The curriculum development process for the FSHM reflected the six-step approach including problem identification, needs assessment, formulating objectives, selecting educational strategies, implementation, and evaluation. Telephone interviews with students were conducted to determine if the program motivated them to consider working in smaller hospitals. Results: Qualitative data analysis showed that the program motivated the FSHM students to consider practicing in secondary hospitals by creating awareness of challenging opportunities and instilling confidence to provide good quality clinical care with limited resources. Discussion: We propose rural service for MBBS graduates, supported by a blend of on-site and distance education as a model for medical education.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):240-243
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_194_15
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Academics anonymous: A medical student&#39;s 12-step guide to
           scholarly productivity

    • Authors: Nissi Wei, James A Bourgeois, Ana Hategan, Amin Azzam
      Pages: 244 - 247
      Abstract: Nissi Wei, James A Bourgeois, Ana Hategan, Amin Azzam
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):244-247
      An important aspect of academic medicine is publication in peer-reviewed journals and other media. Early scholarly productivity in medical school may jump-start a successful academic career. Topic choice, search methodology, writing strategies, mentorship, and collaboration are all fundamental to successful academic productivity. The authors reviewed the importance of instituting the germinal stages of scholarly productivity during medical training and created 12 steps for facilitating productive academic writing by students.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):244-247
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_354_14
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Women deans&#39; perceptions of the gender gap in American medical
           deanships

    • Authors: Elizabeth Humberstone
      Pages: 248 - 253
      Abstract: Elizabeth Humberstone
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):248-253
      Background: Women account for 16% of deans of American medical schools. To investigate this gender gap, female deans were interviewed about the barriers facing women advancing toward deanships. Methods: The author conducted semi-structured interviews with eight women deans. Interviews were analyzed using provisional coding and sub coding techniques. Results: Four main themes emerged during the interviews: (1) the role of relationships in personal and career development, (2) leadership challenges, (3) barriers between women and leadership advancement, and (4) recommendations for improvement. Recommendations included allocating resources, mentorship, career flexibility, faculty development, updating the criteria for deanships, and restructuring search committees. Discussion: The barriers identified by the deans are similar to those found in previous studies on female faculty and department chairs, suggesting limited improvement in gender equity progress.
      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):248-253
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_291_16
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Health policy for health professions students: Building capacity for
           community advocacy in developing nations

    • Authors: Myron Anthony Godinho, Shruti Murthy, Ali Mohammed Ciraj
      Pages: 254 - 255
      Abstract: Myron Anthony Godinho, Shruti Murthy, Ali Mohammed Ciraj
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):254-255

      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):254-255
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_135_17
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • The impact of a gamified world on medical education

    • Authors: Connor S Qiu
      Pages: 256 - 257
      Abstract: Connor S Qiu
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):256-257

      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):256-257
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_224_16
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
  • Undergraduate research training: E-learning experience in Peru

    • Authors: Rudy Fasanando-Vela, Jessica Meza-Liviapoma, Carlos Jesus Toro-Huamanchumo, Antonio Marty Quispe
      Pages: 258 - 259
      Abstract: Rudy Fasanando-Vela, Jessica Meza-Liviapoma, Carlos Jesus Toro-Huamanchumo, Antonio Marty Quispe
      Education for Health 2017 30(3):258-259

      Citation: Education for Health 2017 30(3):258-259
      PubDate: Wed,18 Apr 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_56_17
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 3 (2018)
       
 
 
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