Karen Hughes Miller

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OBJECTIVE This study aims to estimate the number of hours dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender content in one medical school's undergraduate curriculum, compare it to the national average, and identify barriers to addressing this content. METHODS Course and clerkship directors were asked to estimate how many hours they spent on lesbian,(More)
Although medical schools are encouraging the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs), there have been few investigations of attitudes toward their use by students or residents and only one investigation of the public's attitude toward their use by physicians. In 2006, the University of Louisville School of Medicine surveyed 121 third- and fourth-year(More)
BACKGROUND The role of residents as teachers is recognized as an important part of medical education. However, residents may not possess the practical skills needed to teach medical students effectively. AIM In response to a Liaison Committee on Medical Education citation concerning surgery residents' teaching skills, the University of Louisville School(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. Primary prevention of these events may be achieved through aspirin use. The ability of a community-based intervention to increase aspirin use has not been evaluated. The objective of this study was to evaluate an educational intervention implemented to(More)
PURPOSE We surveyed residents and fellows at the University of Louisville School of Medicine (N  =  600) to (1) explore their perceptions and knowledge of issues related to health care business and health care reforms, and (2) seek their input on what instructional content concerning health care business and health care reform they would like to receive and(More)
Gaming and simulation may be two of the most powerful tools available to those who design online instruction because they engage and challenge the learner in a very personal way. In order to succeed in simulation and gaming, the learner must work at a higher cognitive level than the recognition and recall that often succeeds in the traditional classroom.(More)
BACKGROUND Implementation science (IS) is the study of methods that successfully integrate best evidence into practice. Although typically applied in healthcare settings to improve patient care and subsequent outcomes, IS also has immediate and practical applications to medical education toward improving physician training and educational outcomes. The(More)
People use assessments of how much they have learned to choose and recommend instructors, seminars, and weekend trips. How do people assess how much they have learned? Recent theorizing has depicted emotion as a cue for learning, and so people may be misled by recent emotional states to infer that they have learned more than they actually have. Four studies(More)
Both the economics and the science of modern healthcare demand that the best patient care be delivered by an integrated team of healthcare providers, each expert in their own field, but also expert in the ability to function well as a team member. Functioning as a member of a complex team is not intuitive, and even the best educated among us needs(More)
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