Eugene C Corbett

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Medical residents require an experience beyond the tertiary care hospital to understand many aspects of contemporary medical practice and to make informed career choices. To provide this balanced training, the University of Virginia has operated for 10 years an internal medicine teaching office practice to provide an outpatient experience similar to private(More)
BACKGROUND Recent data do not exist on medical students' performance of and attitudes toward procedural and interpretive skills deemed important by medical educators. METHOD A total of 171 medical students at seven medical schools were surveyed regarding frequency of performance, self-confidence, and perceived importance of 21 procedural and interpretive(More)
PURPOSE To determine how examination findings influence the probability assessment and diagnostic decision making of third- and fourth-year medical students, internal medicine residents, and academic general internists. METHOD In a 2008 cross-sectional, Web-based survey, participants from three medical schools were asked questions about their training and(More)
PURPOSE U.S. medical students will soon complete only one licensure examination sequence, given near the end of medical school. Thus, schools are challenged to identify poorly performing students before this high-stakes test and help them retain knowledge across the duration of medical school. The authors investigated whether online spaced education(More)
BACKGROUND Recent data do not exist regarding fourth-year medical students' performance of and attitudes toward procedural and interpretive skills, and how these differ from third-year students'. METHOD Cross-sectional survey conducted in February 2006 of 122 fourth-year students from seven U.S. medical schools, compared with their responses in summer(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The United States is becoming increasingly diverse. Health disparities continue with little improvement despite national policies and standards. Medical institutions are modifying their curricula; however, little is known about faculty attitudes and comfort in addressing cultural issues. The purpose of this study was to determine(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical features of home visits and their role in continuity of care, costs, and benefits in a rural office practice. DESIGN Prospective study of all home visits performed during a 26-month period. SETTING A general medicine teaching office practice located in rural Virginia. PATIENTS All persons to whom home visits were(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether any consensus exists among internal medicine clerkship directors regarding when students should acquire proficiency in selected physical examination (PE) skills. METHOD In 2004, the annual survey of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) included a question about the timing of PE-skills proficiency. (CDIM members are(More)
In 1993, the University of Virginia School of Medicine began a clinical skills workshop program in an effort to improve the preparation of all clerkship students to participate in clinical care. This program involved the teaching of selected basic clinical skills by interested faculty to small groups of third-year medical students. Over the past 14 years,(More)
PURPOSE When interpreting performance scores on an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), are all checklist items created equal? Although assigning priority through checklist item weighting is often used to emphasize the clinical importance of selected checklist items, the authors propose the use of critical action analysis as an additional(More)