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BACKGROUND Information about the prevalence of obesity in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) is inconsistent and limited. The burden of the concurrent problems of obesity and DM1 can have notable medical, psychological, and social implications for both patients and their families. AIMS To determine prevalences of overweight and obesity in(More)
CONTEXT Contemporary studies have shown that traditional medical school admissions interviews have strong face validity but provide evidence for only low reliability and validity. As a result, they do not provide a standardised, defensible and fair process for all applicants. METHODS In 2006, applicants to the University of Calgary Medical School were(More)
BACKGROUND There has been little study of the role of the essay question in selection for medical school. The purpose of this study was to obtain a better understanding of how applicants approached the essay questions used in selection at our medical school in 2007. METHODS The authors conducted a qualitative analysis of 210 essays written as part of the(More)
BACKGROUND Although essay questions are used in the admissions process in many medical schools, there has been little research on how applicants respond to essay questions. AIMS The purpose of this study was to explore how applicants to medical school approach essay questions used in the selection process. METHODS Qualitative analysis was conducted on(More)
INTRODUCTION We sought to examine the financial state of medical students from rural backgrounds during a time of tuition fee deregulation. METHODS We surveyed incoming classes from 2007 to 2011 at the University of Calgary. Community background, expected educational debt at graduation, educational debt at entry to medical school and parental income were(More)
Monozygotic 3.5-year-old twin boys presented for developmental assessment with a history of global developmental delay, behavioral issues including self-harm, and severe receptive and expressive language delays. Chromosome testing confirmed for both a 17p11.2 interstitial microdeletion commonly seen in Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS), which is characterized by(More)
BACKGROUND The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in paediatric patients varies between 11% and 68%. There are limited reports of its use in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). OBJECTIVE To describe the use of CAM in children with T1DM, and the perceptions of both users and nonusers regarding the effect of CAM on diabetes(More)
Construct: Clinical reasoning assessment is a growing area of interest in the medical education literature. Script concordance testing (SCT) evaluates clinical reasoning in conditions of uncertainty and has emerged as an innovative tool in the domain of clinical reasoning assessment. SCT quantifies the degree of concordance between a learner and an(More)
INTRODUCTION Script concordance testing (SCT) is a method of assessment of clinical reasoning. We developed a new type of SCT case design, the evolving SCT (E-SCT), whereby the patient's clinical story is "evolving" and with thoughtful integration of new information at each stage, decisions related to clinical decision-making become increasingly clear. (More)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not exist. This explicit statement needs elucidation of course given ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder, but it provides the reader with the impetus to reconsider long-held beliefs about this condition and its treatment. Surely, there is a disorder called ADHD from which this thesis is framed,(More)