Deborah Alpert Sleight

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The need for change in medical curricula is increasing, due partially to tougher curriculum and evaluation standards. Participants in our academic medicine fellowship learn to develop curricula, but not all are successful at fully implementing them. This study looked for facilitators of and barriers to curriculum implementation by(More)
PURPOSE This research study highlights the relationship between study aid use and exam performance of second year medical students. It also discusses how students used study aids in preparing for PBL exams and whether students who used others' study aids performed as well as students who created their own. METHODS A questionnaire was distributed to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Our nation faces unprecedented challenges in caring for older adults. Geriatricians who provide care and teach geriatrics are underrepresented in the workforce, especially in non-metropolitan communities. In Michigan, geriatricians and geriatrics fellowship (GF) programs are clustered in the Southeast, suggesting that training site(More)
This paper describes how graduate students used paper-based support tools to help them acquire a complex cognitive skill during unsupervised practice, and explains why the tools were able to support the practice. The paper also explains how to design such tools and describes a comparable computer-based performance support system. Ohlsson’s (1996) theory of(More)
Prehospital dosing errors affect approximately 56,000 US children yearly. To decrease these errors, barriers, enablers and solutions from the paramedic (EMT-P) and medical director (MD) standpoint need to be understood. We conducted a mixed-methods study of EMT-P and MDs in Michigan utilizing focus groups (FG). FGs were held at EMS agencies and state EMS(More)
The World Wide Web is being used increasingly to deliver instruction in medical education. Consequently, there is a need to train faculty in developing and implementing online instruction. We developed and implemented a seminar series to teach faculty to create educationally sound, well-designed online instruction. Instruction was delivered to 15(More)
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