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OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the impact of giving junior medical students control over the level of emotion expressed by a simulated patient (SP) in a teaching session designed to prepare students to handle emotions when interviewing real patients on placements. METHODS   Year 1 medical students at Keele University School of Medicine were(More)
CONTEXT Concurrent exposure to simulated and authentic experiences during undergraduate medical education is increasing. The impact of gaps or differences between contemporaneous experiences has not been adequately considered. We address two questions. How do new undergraduate medical students understand contemporaneous interactions with simulated and(More)
CONTEXT Grades are commonly used in formative workplace-based assessment (WBA) in medical education and training, but may draw attention away from feedback about the task. A dilemma arises because the self-regulatory focus of a trainee must include self-awareness relative to agreed standards, which implies grading. OBJECTIVES In this study we aimed to(More)
INTRODUCTION The guidelines offered in this paper aim to amalgamate the literature on formative feedback into practical Do's, Don'ts and Don't Knows for individual clinical supervisors and for the institutions that support clinical learning. METHODS The authors built consensus by an iterative process. Do's and Don'ts were proposed based on authors'(More)
While formative workplace based assessment can improve learners' skills, it often does not because the procedures used do not facilitate feedback which is sufficiently specific to scaffold improvement. Provision of pre-formulated strategies to address predicted learning needs has potential to improve the quality and automate the provision of written(More)
Objectives To determine whether an app-based software system to support production and storage of assessment feedback summaries makes workplace-based assessment easier for clinical tutors and enhances the educational impact on medical students. Methods We monitored our workplace assessor app's usage by Year 3 to 5 medical students in 2014-15 and conducted(More)
INTRODUCTION Knowledge and skills to contribute to high-quality patient-centred end-of-life care are essential for newly qualified doctors. End-of-life care is a multifaceted complex task but learning opportunities are often fragmented in undergraduate curricula. Wholetask models provide a framework for delivery of learning activities which equips students(More)
BACKGROUND Bedside teaching is recognised as a valuable tool in medical education by both students and faculty members. Bedside teaching is frequently delivered by consultants; however, junior doctors are increasingly engaging in this form of clinical teaching, and their value in this respect is becoming more widely recognised. The aim of this study was to(More)
Medical Education 2011: 45: 217-226 Objectives  The view that training in communication skills produces skilled communication is sometimes criticised by those who argue that communication is individual and intuitive. We therefore examine the validity of the concept of communication as a skill and identify alternative principles to underpin future(More)