Kimberly G. Hoffman

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PURPOSE To add to a previous publication from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine (UMCSOM) on students' improvement in United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 scores after the implementation of a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum by studying the performance of ten PBL class cohorts at the UMCSOM. (More)
BACKGROUND Academic medical centres face major challenges, and finding creative, effective strategies to support patient care and teaching are critical for survival. At the centre of these challenges is clinical teaching. AIM To characterise how context influences clinical teaching. METHODS Multiple embedded case-study design analysed 3 internal(More)
At the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, we developed a voluntary senior-mentor program, the Senior Teacher Educator Partnership (STEP), for first- and second-year medical students. Using qualitative research methods, we examined the impact of STEP on medical students' attitudes and then assessed the congruence of what is learned through(More)
PROBLEM Current models of health care quality improvement do not explicitly describe the role of health professions education. The authors propose the Exemplary Care and Learning Site (ECLS) model as an approach to achieving continual improvement in care and learning in the clinical setting. APPROACH From 2008-2012, an iterative, interactive process was(More)
Third-year medical students' grades are a combination of faculty observations, National Board of Medical Examiners examinations, and other departmental specific course requirements. Faculty evaluations include assessment of students' clinical skills, and a global rating for potential as house officer. We wished to better understand the 'potential as house(More)
Research is yet to fully examine the utility and effectiveness of telehealth in primary care resident ambulatory training. This study examined the attitudes of preceptors, residents, and nurses on (1) the impact of telehealth on healthcare; (2) the impact of telehealth on the work activity of resident clinics; (3) the impact of telehealth on resident(More)
BACKGROUND At the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine (USA) "commitment to improving quality and safety in healthcare" is one of eight key characteristics set as goals for our graduates. As educators, commitment to continuous improvement in the educational experience has been modelled through improvement of the Medical Student Performance(More)
BACKGROUND At the University of Missouri School of Medicine (MUSOM), "commitment to improving quality and safety in healthcare" is one of eight key characteristics set as goals for our graduates. As educators, we have modelled our commitment to continuous improvement in the educational experiences through the creation of a method to monitor and analyse(More)