Elizabeth Ann Sastre

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BACKGROUND Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) are an effective tool for promoting self-directed learning among residents. However, no literature details ILP use among medical students. METHODS Fifty fourth-year sub-interns in pediatrics and internal medicine created ILPs, including a self-assessment of strengths and weaknesses based on ACGME core(More)
BACKGROUND Effective teaching of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to medical students is important for lifelong self-directed learning. AIMS We implemented a brief workshop designed to teach literature searching skills to third-year medical students. We assessed its impact on students' utilization of EBM resources during their clinical rotation and the(More)
Graduate medical students must demonstrate competency in clinical skills. Current tracking methods rely either on manual efforts or on simple electronic entry to record clinical experience. We evaluated automated methods to locate 10 institution-defined core clinical problems from three medical students' clinical notes (n=290). Each note was processed with(More)
BACKGROUND Medical students have unmet needs in the areas of career and wellness advising. AIMS The goal of this study is to describe the development of an Advisory College Program (ACP) and assess its effectiveness compared to a traditional one-on-one faculty advisor system. METHODS The ACP, consisting of four colleges co-led by Advisory College(More)
The Hike IT HAD BEEN RAINING ALL DAY. WET LEAVES LITTERED THE hiking trail stretched before us, while thick clouds spilled over the mountain ridges and filled the valleys on either side. The gray sky was darkening quickly as evening fell on the second of our three-day hike along the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia. Dad and I had begun our 25-mile(More)
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