Denise M. Dupras

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CONTEXT The increasing use of Internet-based learning in health professions education may be informed by a timely, comprehensive synthesis of evidence of effectiveness. OBJECTIVES To summarize the effect of Internet-based instruction for health professions learners compared with no intervention and with non-Internet interventions. DATA SOURCES(More)
PURPOSE A recent systematic review (2008) described the effectiveness of Internet-based learning (IBL) in health professions education. A comprehensive synthesis of research investigating how to improve IBL is needed. This systematic review sought to provide such a synthesis. METHOD The authors searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, Web of Science, Scopus,(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether internal medicine residents prefer learning from Web-based (WB) modules or printed material, and to compare the effect of these teaching formats on knowledge. METHOD The authors conducted a randomized, controlled, crossover study in the internal medicine resident continuity clinics of the Mayo School of Graduate Medical(More)
The antithrombotic benefits of warfarin are countered by a narrow therapeutic index that contributes to excessive bleeding or cerebrovascular clotting and stroke in some patients. This article reviews the current literature describing warfarin sensitivity genotyping and compares the results of that review to the findings of our study in 189 patients at Mayo(More)
CONTEXT Current medical training models in the United States are unlikely to produce sufficient numbers of general internists and primary care physicians. Differences in general internal medicine (GIM) career plans between internal medicine residency program types and across resident demographics are not well understood. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the general(More)
Staying current with advances in medicine is becoming a major challenge for clinicians. Access to updated repositories of medical information and the expertise to locate relevant information within them are becoming necessary clinical skills. PubMed (http://www.pubmedgov) provides free access to the largest biomedical resource available and is updated(More)
a S A g The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has defined the “problem resident” as a learner who demonstrates problem behaviors significant enough to require intervention by program leadership, typically the residency program director or chief resident. It has been over a decade since Yao and Wright’s report on the prevalence of “problem(More)
CONTEXT Adapting web-based (WB) instruction to learners' individual differences may enhance learning. Objectives This study aimed to investigate aptitude-treatment interactions between learning and cognitive styles and WB instructional methods. METHODS We carried out a factorial, randomised, controlled, crossover, post-test-only trial involving 89(More)
BACKGROUND There is a growing need to educate physicians about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Few introductory courses in CAM have been described. PURPOSE To develop and evaluate an introductory course in CAM for medical students and residents. METHOD We conducted a controlled study evaluating a case-based, Web-based course in CAM, making(More)
OBJECTIVES Educators often speak of web-based learning (WBL) as a single entity or a cluster of similar activities with homogeneous effects. Yet a recent systematic review demonstrated large heterogeneity among results from individual studies. Our purpose is to describe the variation in configurations, instructional methods and presentation formats in WBL.(More)