Carlos Brailovsky

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CONTEXT Standards for licensure are designed to provide assurance to the public of a physician's competence to practice. However, there has been little assessment of the relationship between examination scores and subsequent practice performance. OBJECTIVE To determine if there is a sustained relationship between certification examination scores and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the transition from a traditional curriculum to a community oriented problem based learning curriculum at Sherbrooke University is associated with the expected improvements in preventive care and continuity of care without a decline in diagnosis and management of disease. DESIGN Historical cohort comparison study. SETTING(More)
The attempt to synthesize a lipid A-like component (the active portion of lipopolysaccharides, but lacking its endotoxic activity) resulted in the production of fatty acyl sugars of which maltose tetrapalmitate was seen to yield the most promising results. It shows no endotoxic activity and elicits an antitumor response in tumor-transplanted animals as(More)
Context The PRACTICUM Institute has developed large-scale international programs of on-line continuing professional development (CPD) based on self-testing and feedback using the Practicum Script Concordance Test© (PSCT). Aims To examine the psychometric consequences of pooling the responses of panelists from different countries (composite panels) and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and describe observable evaluation objectives for assessing competence in professionalism, which are grounded in the experience of practising physicians. DESIGN Modified nominal group technique. SETTING The College of Family Physicians of Canada in Mississauga, Ont. PARTICIPANTS An expert group of 7 family physicians and 1(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the success of international medical graduates (IMGs) who are pursuing or have completed a Quebec residency training program and examinations. DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed IMGs' success rates on the pre-residency Collège des médecins du Québec medical clinical sciences written examination and objective structured clinical(More)
The rank order of clerks taking two parallel written examination on diagnostic skills were compared, one examination containing short-answer/free response questions, and the other long-menu/coded response questions. A positive rank-order correlation was found between the two question formats, thus suggesting that both formats measure the same abilities.
Synthetic glycolipids prepared by esterification of various sugars and sorbitol, and containing various numbers of saturated or unsaturated fatty acid residues as well as bacterial lipid A and lipopolysaccharide, were tested for mitogenicity of splenic cells of Fischer rats and Swiss mice and for the augmentation of humoral immune response against sheep red(More)
The effectivenss of maltose tetrapalmitate (MTP) as an antitumour immune adjuvant was verified by its comparison with other known immunopotentiators, namely BCG, Corynebacterium parvum, levamisole and pyran copolymer. Copenhagen x Fisher 344/CRBL F1 hybrid male rats inoculated s.c. with the Dunning R3327A prostatic adenocarcinoma were used as the test(More)
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