Bochra Kurabi

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PURPOSE To explore clinical faculty members' knowledge and attitudes regarding their teaching and evaluation of professionalism. METHOD Clinical faculty involved in medical education at University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine were recruited to participate in focus groups between 2006 and 2007 to discuss their knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes about(More)
BACKGROUND Comments on residents' in-training evaluation reports (ITERs) may be more useful than scores in identifying trainees in difficulty. However, little is known about the nature of comments written by internal medicine faculty on residents' ITERs. METHOD Comments on 1,770 ITERs (from 180 residents in postgraduate years 1-3) were analyzed using(More)
IMPORTANCE The transition from hospital to home can expose patients to adverse events during the post discharge period. Post discharge care including phone calls may provide support for patients returning home but the impact on care transitions is unknown. OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of a 72-hour post discharge phone call on the patient's transition(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing orthopaedic procedures experience major changes in function and daily routines upon their return home. Discharge summaries are an important communication tool that may play a role in optimizing a safe transition from hospital. Current care gaps and key elements of an ideal discharge summary specific for orthopaedic population(More)
INTRODUCTION Context shapes behaviours yet is seldom considered when assessing competence. Our objective was to explore attending physicians' and trainees' perceptions of the Internal Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU) environment and how they thought contextual factors affected their performance. METHOD 29 individuals recently completing CTU rotations(More)
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