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PURPOSE The Liaison Committee for Medical Education requires accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools to teach end-of-life care. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new required curriculum in palliative medicine for third-year medical students. METHOD Beginning in July 2001, a required four-day (32 hour) curriculum was piloted as part of an(More)
Current health care reform is placing primary care physicians in an increasingly significant role as the front-line providers of women's health care. It is critical that primary care physicians as well as surgeons develop the knowledge base, physical examination skills, and interpersonal skills necessary to care for patients with breast cancer. This study(More)
BACKGROUND The frequency and nature of standardised patient (SP) recording errors during clinical performance examinations (CPX) have an effect on case scores and ultimately on pass/fail decisions. PURPOSE To determine the effect of SP recording errors on case scores. METHODS Standardised patients completed checklists immediately after each encounter.(More)
Jewfish Sink is a former anchialine karst feature located in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of West Central Florida. Freshwater flowed from the feature until 1962 and it is now an anoxic marine basin. The current biodiversity within Jewfish Sink was examined in terms of Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukaryota using a combination of 16S and 18S ribosomal RNA(More)
INTRODUCTION During a pandemic influenza, emergency departments will be overwhelmed with a large influx of patients seeking care. Although all hospitals should have a written plan for dealing with this surge of health care utilization, most hospitals struggle with ways to educate the staff and practice for potentially catastrophic events. Hypothesis/Problem(More)
Effective approaches to teaching attitudes, knowledge, and skills to resident physicians in primary care that can be implemented in any residency program are needed. We examined the feasibility and impact of a single palliative care residency curriculum, including a clinical rotation with a hospice program, across 5 cohorts of residents in 7 divergent(More)
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