The best use of survey methodology is to investigate human phenomena, such as emotions and opinions. These are data that are neither directly observable, nor available in documents. Moreover, a new survey instrument is only indicated when a prior instrument does not exist or is determined empirically to have insufficient validity and reliability evidence for the sampling frame of interest.
Feedback, particularly real-time feedback, is critical to resident education. The emergency medicine (EM) milestones were developed in 2012 to enhance resident assessment, and many programs use them to provide focused resident feedback.
The clinical assessment of medical students in the emergency department (ED) is a highly variable process in which clerkship directors (CD) create and use institution-specific tools, many with unproven reliability or validity, to assess students of differing experience and from different institutions.
Residency training in emergency medicine (EM) is highly sought after by U.S. allopathic medical school seniors; recently there has been a marked increase in the number of applications per student, raising costs for students and programs.
Since 1978, the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) has published data demonstrating characteristics of applicants who have matched into their preferred specialty in the NRMP main residency match.
Medical Student Documentation in the Electronic Medical Record: Patterns of Use and Barriers
Kathleen Wittels, MD, et al.
Electronic health records (EHR) have become ubiquitous in emergency departments. Medical students rotating on emergency medicine (EM) clerkships at these sites have constant exposure to EHRs as they learn essential skills.
Characteristics of Real-Time, Non-Critical Incident Debriefing Practices in the Emergency Department
Nur-Ain Nadir, MD, MEHP, et al.
Benefits of post-simulation debriefings as an educational and feedback tool have been widely accepted for nearly a decade. Real-time, non-critical incident debriefing is similar to post-simulation debriefing, however, data on its practice is limited.
The Cost and Burden of the Residency Match in Emergency Medicine
Aaron M. Blackshaw, MD, et al.
In order to obtain a residency match, medical students entering Emergency Medicine (EM) must
complete away rotations, submit a number of lengthy applications, and travel to multiple programs
Differences in Self-expression Reflect Formal Evaluation in a Fourth-year Emergency Medicine Clerkship
Michael Chary, MD, PhD, et al.
Medical schools have begun to incorporate self-reflection exercises into their curricula, with the belief that these exercises help students master the material more deeply and perform better. Reflection may be a potential learning tool for Emergency Medicine, but there are few data supporting this hypothesis. The authors evaluated the relationship between a linguistic marker of the degree of reflection after a student’s shift in an emergency department and that student’s clerkship performance.