Articles

Improving the Learning Experience through Evidence-based Education

Love, MD, et al.

With the many hours spent in lectures, how often has the information conveyed changed your practice? During your education, how often have you felt like an active participant whose specific needs were being addressed? To what extent has lifelong learning been modeled for you throughout your education? These and many other questions regarding our own educational experiences as physicians can and should be addressed by the practice of evidence-based education.

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Assessment of Emergency Medicine Resident Performance in an Adult Simulation Using a Multisource Feedback Approach

Jong, MD, et al.

Previously, the Queen’s Simulation Assessment Tool (QSAT) has been validated for faculty to assess residents in five categories: assessment; diagnostic actions; therapeutic actions; interpersonal communication, and overall assessment. We sought to determine whether the QSAT could be used to provide MSF using a standardized simulation case.

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Assessing Residency Applicants’ Communication and Professionalism: Standardized Video Interview Scores Compared to Faculty Gestalt

Schnapp, MD, et al.

The Association of American Medical Colleges has introduced the Standardized Video Interview (SVI) to assess the communication and professionalism skills of residency applicants to allow a more holistic view of applicants beyond academic performance. Initial data suggests scores are not correlated with academic performance and provide a new measure of applicant attributes.

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Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.