Drew M Keister

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Ten years after the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) mandate that residency programs evaluate learners' competency, research is needed to guide efforts to meet this challenge. During an innovative residency redesign, the authors developed a process to effectively measure "competence." This particular(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the movement toward competency-based assessment by accrediting bodies in recent years, there is no consensus on how to best assess medical competence. Direct observation is a useful tool. At the same time, a comprehensive assessment system based on direct observation has been difficult to develop. INTERVENTION We developed a system that(More)
Breastfeeding provides significant health benefits for infants and mothers. However, the United States continues to fall short of the breastfeeding goals set by the Healthy People 2010 initiative. The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology have policy statements(More)
BACKGROUND Although needs assessment is an essential step in curricular development, postgraduate medical educators receive minimal associated training. Effective needs-assessment strategies include multi-method feedback from educators and learners. AIM We describe the information received from three needs-assessment methods and analyse the advantages and(More)
Watchful waiting is recommended for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) whose clinical symptoms do not affect their quality of life. Use a validated patient questionnaire, such as the American Urological Association's Symptom Index, to establish the severity of BPH symptoms and follow their progression. alpha-Adrenergic blockers (either(More)
PROBLEM To accurately determine one's ability in any clinical competency, an individual must be able to self-assess performance and identify personal limitations. Existing research demonstrates that physicians of all levels are unreliable self-assessors. This poses a concern in medical practice, which requires continuous updates to clinical competencies and(More)
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