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Toward a cultural consciousness of self in relationship: from "us and them" to "we".
While skills and techniques can help family physicians and other health professionals achieve basic competence in working across cultural and social boundaries, perhaps their most important tasks are those directed inward toward attitudes, beliefs, and capacities for self-exploration. This essay lin...
Using Precept-Assist® to predict performance on the American Board of Family Medicine In-Training Examination.
Precept-Assist® (PA) is a computer-based program developed by the Virtua Family Medicine Residency where residents receive a score on a Likert-type scale from an attending for each precept based on their knowledge base. The purpose of this study was to attempt to validate this program for precepting...
The effect of medical student feedback about resident teaching on resident teaching identity: a randomized controlled trial.
Residents often teach medical students, other residents, and patients. However, few residents get feedback about their teaching. This study's objective was to determine if feedback from medical students increases resident teaching identity. This was a stratified, single blinded, randomized controlle...
Responding to a changing nation: are faculty prepared for cross-cultural conversations and care?
The United States is becoming increasingly diverse. Health disparities continue with little improvement despite national policies and standards. Medical institutions are modifying their curricula; however, little is known about faculty attitudes and comfort in addressing cultural issues. The purpose...
Students' perceptions of the impact a creative arts journal has on their medical education.
Student-produced creative arts journals now exist in several medical schools. The Florida State University College of Medicine (FSUCOM) has created HEAL: Humanism Evolving through Arts and Literature. This study sought to determine what influence, if any, HEAL publications may have on medical studen...
Educational debt and career choice: every student matters.
Intern evaluation strategies in family medicine residency education: what is-and is not-being done.
Family medicine interns often have deficiencies that are not initially appreciated. By recognizing those growth opportunities early, programs may be able to better meet their interns' training needs. This study provides a needs assessment to ascertain what evaluation tools are being utilized by resi...
Ode to the objective personal pronoun (with apologies to lord byron).
Pilot trial of a licensed practical nurse intervention for hypertension and depression.
Our objective was to examine whether an intervention carried out by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) integrating depression treatment into care for hypertension improved blood pressure control and depressive symptoms. In all, 60 patients ages 41 to 92 years with hypertension and depressive symptoms...
His gift to me: for william bronson, MD.