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Is health professional education making the most of the idea of ‘students as partners’? Insights from a qualitative research synthesis

Abstract Students as partners is a movement which is gaining momentum in higher education, yet disciplinary perspectives are underexplored. Using a qualitative synthesis approach informed by Major and Savin-Baden (2010), we systematically investigated how health professional education has taken up the practice of working in partnership...

Qualitative exploration of the medical learner’s journey into correctional health care at an academic medical center and its implications for medical education

Abstract Correctional systems in several U.S. states have entered into partnerships with academic medical centers (AMCs) to provide healthcare for persons who are incarcerated. One AMC specializing in the care of incarcerated patients is the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), which hosts the only dedicated prison...

Advancing quality culture in health professions education: experiences and perspectives of educational leaders

Abstract The concept of quality culture has gained increased attention in health professions education, drawing on insights that quality management processes and positive work-related attitudes of staff in synergy lead to continuous improvement. However, the directions that guide institutions from quality culture theory to educational...

Expertise development in volumetric image interpretation of radiology residents: what do longitudinal scroll data reveal?

Abstract The current study used theories on expertise development (the holistic model of image perception and the information reduction hypothesis) as a starting point to identify and explore potentially relevant process measures to monitor and evaluate expertise development in radiology residency training. It is the first to examine...

The rich potential for education research in family medicine and general practice

Abstract Medical education is a rapidly growing field of research, incorporating diverse disciplinary perspectives to assist physician trainees in developing the complex skills needed for practice. Education science is happening in many medical specialties; however, Family Medicine or General Practice settings have not seen a proportional...

Does walking improve diagnosis of skin conditions at varying levels of medical expertise?

Abstract The use of walking workstations in educational and work settings has been shown to improve cognitive abilities. At the same time, it has been repeatedly shown that medical residents around the world do not meet exercise guidelines, mainly due to a scarcity of available free time. Our study investigates the boundaries of...

Uncovering the ecology of clinical education: a dramaturgical study of informal learning in clinical teams

Abstract Off-the-job faculty development for clinical teachers has been blighted by poor attendance, unsatisfactory sustainability, and weak impact. The faculty development literature has attributed these problems to the marginalisation of the clinical teacher role in host institutions. By focusing on macro-organisational factors,...

“It was great to break down the walls between patient and provider”: liminality in a co-produced advisory course for psychiatry residents

Abstract Although rhetoric abounds about the importance of patient-, person- and relationship-centered approaches to health care, little is known about how to address the problem of dehumanization through medical and health professions education. One promising but under-theorized strategy is to co-produce education in collaboration...

Mixed methods, crimes, and misdemeanours

Re-conceptualising and accounting for examiner (cut-score) stringency in a ‘high frequency, small cohort’ performance test

Abstract Variation in examiner stringency is an ongoing problem in many performance settings such as in OSCEs, and usually is conceptualised and measured based on scores/grades examiners award. Under borderline regression, the standard within a station is set using checklist/domain scores and global grades acting in combination....

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