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PURPOSE Relatively little is known about how medical genetics is being taught in the undergraduate medical curriculum and whether educators concur regarding topical priority. This study sought to document the current state of medical genetics education in U.S. and Canadian accredited medical schools. METHOD In August 2004, surveys were sent from the(More)
Recent studies have shown that at least some of the functional effects of serotonin (5-HT) on motoneuron excitability are direct and are mediated via postsynaptic 5-HT receptors on motoneurons. To determine the spatial distribution of direct inputs from the serotonin system on the proximal and distal dendrites of individual motoneurons, we examined(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical residency training is evolving, and trainees who wish to practice hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery in the future will be required to obtain advanced training. As this paradigm evolves, it is crucial that HPB fellowship incorporation into an established surgical residency programme does not diminish surgical residents' exposure to(More)
Although ethics education in undergraduate medical school curricula has become essentially universal, and because ethics and professionalism have become integral parts of competency-based curricula for residents in nearly all specialties of medicine and surgery, it is not clear to what extent postgraduate surgical training routinely includes ethics(More)
Purpose - International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are increasingly filling Family Medicine residency positions. (1) To what extent are residency programs recruiting and accepting IMG applicants? (2) What are program directors' perceptions of IMG applicants? (3) What program characteristics are associated with their practices and perceptions? Methods - A 2002(More)
BACKGROUND Guidance in the operating room impacts resident confidence and ability to function independently. The purpose of this study was to explore attending surgeon guidance practices in the operating room as reported by faculty members themselves and by junior and senior residents. METHODS This was an exploratory, cross-sectional survey research study(More)
HYPOTHESIS Surgery residents can learn continuous quality improvement (CQI) principles within a structured curriculum and propose quality improvement projects. DESIGN Curriculum within a surgical residency program. SETTING A university surgical residency program with multiple hospital training sites. PARTICIPANTS Fifteen surgical residents during the(More)
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has mandated a shift from a structure- and process-based educational system to a competency-based system. The ACGME has not provided criteria (standards), preferring to leave that to the discretion of the individual training programs. Such criteria and an overall strong evaluation process are(More)