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BACKGROUND Mixed methods research, which is gaining popularity in medical education, provides a new and comprehensive approach for addressing teaching, learning, and evaluation issues in the field. AIM The aim of this article is to provide medical education researchers with 12 tips, based on consideration of current literature in the health professions(More)
BACKGROUND Research defining professionalism exists, yet little is known about how residents view this important attribute for medical practice. Knowing more about residents' interpretations of professionalism and about how they value professionalism would enhance definitions and facilitate support for the development of professionalism skills and behaviors(More)
In the beginning was the word. It was used for tutoring by Socrates and for lecturing by men of wisdom. And the word was good. Men inscribed words in stone and on papyrus, and replicated it using wooden blocks and ink. This made words cheap and they could be transmitted to millions of people. Distance learning was invented using a principle called(More)
We developed an integrative component of the consult rotation for fellows training in hematology/oncology. This component consisted of triaging all consults to the hematology/oncology service of the CAVHS during a 1-year period of time. The goals of the rotation were to improve timeliness of response to consultation requests, to gain experience in(More)
Over the past 20years, research has focused on the writing processes of college students, however, despite recent support for writing as a tool of reflection in nursing education, little is known about how it is that nursing students go about writing papers and assignments as part of their professional education. In order to determine the writing processes(More)
BACKGROUND Research with college students has supported a model of writing approaches that defines the relationship between a writer and writing task along a deep and surface process continuum (Biggs, 1988). Based on that model, Lavelle (1993) developed the Inventory of Processes in College Composition which reflects students' motives and strategies as(More)
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