Casey B. White

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OBJECTIVE E-mail use in the clinical setting has been slow to diffuse for several reasons, including providers' concerns about patients' inappropriate and inefficient use of the technology. This study examined the content of a random sample of patient-physician e-mail messages to determine the validity of those concerns. DESIGN A qualitative analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND The development of critical consciousness, anchored in principles of social justice, is an essential component of medical education. AIM In order to assist faculty instructors in facilitating small-group discussions on potentially contentious issues involving race, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class, a faculty development(More)
PURPOSE The third-year students at one medical school told the authors that values core to patient-centered care were impossible to practice in clerkships, in a culture where supervisors role modeled behaviors in direct conflict with patient-centered care. As they developed a new medical student curriculum, the authors designed the Family Centered(More)
Differences in the social and religious cultures of Arab Americans and American Muslims raise challenges to healthcare access and delivery. These challenges go far beyond language to encompass entire world views, concepts of health, illness, and recovery and even death. Medical professionals need a more informed understanding and consideration of the rich(More)
Medical school is an academic and developmental path toward a professional life demanding self-regulation and self-education. Thus, many medical schools include in their goals for medical student education their graduates' ability to self-assess and self-regulate their education upon graduation and throughout their professional lives. This study explores(More)
AIM Although studies have examined medical students' ability to self-assess their performance, there are few longitudinal studies that document the stability of self-assessment accuracy over time. This study compares actual and estimated examination performance for three classes during their first 3 years of medical school. METHODS Students assessed their(More)
PURPOSE Accurate self-assessment is an essential skill for the self-directed learning activities and appropriate patient referral decisions of practicing physicians. However, many questions about the characteristics of self-assessment remain unanswered. One is whether self-assessment is a generalizable skill or dependent on the characteristics of the task.(More)
PURPOSE To examine the effects of the new resident work-hour restrictions on medical students, as measured by their perceptions of the quality of their experiences during the required clerkships. METHOD Evaluations of four clerkships were compared for two student cohorts at the University of Michigan Medical School. The first cohort, from the class of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether and how use of an online remediation system requiring reflective review of performance and self-assessment influenced students' performance on objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) station repeats (subsequent to failure on the first attempt) and their self-assessments of their performance (between the first and(More)