Amie J Cullimore

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BACKGROUND The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) is useful in selecting undergraduate medical trainees. Postgraduate applicant pools have smaller numbers of more homogeneous candidates that must be actively recruited while being assessed. This paper reports on the MMI's use in assessing residency candidates. METHOD Canadian and international medical graduates(More)
BACKGROUND Noonan syndrome is similar phenotypically to Turner syndrome, accounting for one in 1000-2500 live births. Two thirds of patients have cardiac anomalies, half with pulmonary stenosis. Two cases of Noonan syndrome in pregnancy are presented, each woman with a different cardiac anomaly. CASES The first patient sought preconception counseling for(More)
This article, the ninth in the "To the Point" series that is prepared by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, discusses the role of the "hidden curriculum" in shaping the professional identity of doctors in training. The characteristics that distinguish the formal curriculum and hidden(More)
BACKGROUND This article, prepared by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, discusses the evolving challenges facing medical educators posed by social media and a new form of professionalism that has been termed e-professionalism. SUMMARY E-professionalism is defined as the attitudes and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the level of awareness of the findings of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study among recent users of hormone therapy (HT). METHODS A survey was conducted on Canadian women older than 45 years of age who had used either an oral, topical, or vaginal HT within the preceding 3 years. Questionnaires were mailed to a random sample of(More)
In this article we discuss the role residents play in the clinical training and evaluation of medical students. A literature search was performed to identify articles dealing with research, curriculum, and the evaluation of residents as teachers. We summarize the importance of resident educators and the need to provide appropriate resources for house staff(More)
This article in the To the Point series will focus on best practices regarding faculty development in medical education in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Faculty development is an essential component in achieving teacher and learner satisfaction as well as improving learner outcomes. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education requires medical(More)
BACKGROUND Completion of a randomised controlled trial is one way by which the resident research requirement can be met in Canadian obstetrics and gynaecology programmes. However, little is known about the specific challenges of performing clinical trials within the specialty, let alone as a resident project. PURPOSE A resident-led randomised controlled(More)
This article, from the To the Point series prepared by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, provides educators with an overview of considerations for obstetrics and gynecology global health experiences for the medical student. Options for integration of obstetrics and gynecology global health(More)
BACKGROUND Learning to perform pelvic and breast examinations produces anxiety for many medical students. Clerkship directors have long sought strategies to help students become comfortable with the sensitive nature of these examinations. Incorporating standardized patients, simulation and gynecologic teaching associates (GTAs) are approaches gaining(More)