Craig W Bowen

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BACKGROUND Team-based learning (TBL) has been studied in several preclinical settings, but there is less evidence for its effectiveness in clinical curricula. PURPOSE We compared the impact of TBL versus usual small group lecture (SGL) on knowledge objectives in a clinical clerkship. METHODS We used an unblinded crossover design with 112 students(More)
OBJECTIVE Given limitations in surgical educational resources, more efficient teaching methods are needed. We sought to evaluate 3 strategies for improving skills in subcuticular suturing-practice with an instructional video, practice with expert instructor supervision, and independent practice. DESIGN Fifty-eight medical students volunteered for this(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a brief, reliable rating scale to measure resident surgical competency. STUDY DESIGN For 12 months, the gynecology faculty at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center completed a prototype global rating scale after each surgery. Concurrently, each resident completed the same assessment form as a(More)
Distance learning is an important tool for training HIV health workers. However, there is limited evidence on design and evaluation of distance learning HIV curricula and tools. We therefore designed, implemented, and evaluated a distance learning course on HIV management for clinical care providers in India. After course completion, participant scores rose(More)
OBJECTIVE To collect evidence for the validity and reliability of an assessment tool for simulated subcuticular suturing. STUDY DESIGN Three subjects were videotaped while closing a simulated incision in a plastic model. The 3 trials were viewed independently by 7 faculty examiners masked to subject identity. Global rating and task-specific scales were(More)
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