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Using medical comics to highlight medical humanities

The myth of ivory tower versus practice‐oriented research: A systematic review of randomised studies in medical education

Abstract Context A long‐standing myth in medical education research is a divide between two different poles: research aiming to advance theory with little focus on practical applications (‘ivory tower’ research) and practically oriented research aiming to serve educators and decision‐makers with little focus on advancing theory (‘in‐the‐trenches’...

Why do few medical students report their experiences of mistreatment to administration?

Abstract Introduction Over 50% of medical students worldwide report experiencing mistreatment and abuse during their clinical education, yet only a small proportion of students report these concerns to administration. It is unknown how medical students make sense of their experiences of mistreatment and come to decide whether to formally report...

Move than moving online: Implications of the COVID‐19 pandemic on curriculum development

Abstract Curriculum leaders in medical education responded to the COVID‐19 pandemic in 2020 by converting in‐person formal learning (lectures, small groups, etc.) to on‐line formats, removing medical students from clinical environments, creating interim learning opportunities to replace in‐person clinical learning, developing plans to keep learners...

Solutionism across borders: Sorting out problems, solutions and stakeholders in medical education internationalisation

Students' social networks are diverse, dynamic and deliberate when transitioning to clinical training

Abstract Context Transitions in medical education are dynamic, emotional and complex yet, unavoidable. Relationships matter, especially in times of transition. Using qualitative, social network research methods, we explored social relationships and social support as medical students transitioned from pre‐clinical to clinical training. Methods...

Clinical skills education at the bed‐side, web‐side and lab‐side

Abstract Medical education is unlikely to ever be the same after the COVID‐19 pandemic. Like other “Black Swan” events that have altered the course of history in unpredictable ways, this pandemic brought about widespread and dramatic changes in how clinical skills teaching is conceived and delivered.

Interpretive description: A flexible qualitative methodology for medical education research

Abstract Background Qualitative research approaches are increasingly integrated into medical education research to answer relevant questions that quantitative methodologies cannot accommodate. However, researchers have found that traditional qualitative methodological approaches reflect the foundations and objectives of disciplines whose aims are...

Commentary on Impaired Wellness in Medicine: A Collectivist perspective

Abstract In this issue of Medical Education, Bynum, Varpio and Teunissen discuss health professional burnout. In doing so, they highlight the need for precise definitions of wellness, recommend the use of a broader range of methodologies to gain a deeper understanding of impaired wellness in medicine, and challenge us to consider moving beyond formulaic...

Attaining full professor: Women’s and men’s experiences in medical education

Abstract Introduction The underrepresentation of women among senior faculty in medical education is a longstanding problem. The purpose of this international qualitative investigation was to explore women and men’s experiences of attaining full professorship and to investigate why women remain underrepresented among the senior faculty ranks. ...

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