Lisa M Slatt

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Medical expenses from intimate partner violence (IPV) total between $3 and $5 billion annually. Many abuse victims are exposed to serious injuries, and are likely to see their physicians more frequently than other patients. Practitioners must have a reliable and realistic approach to counseling patients who are victims of IPV. This paper presents the stages(More)
Inadequate access to health care, lack of health insurance, and significant health disparities reflect crises in health care affecting all of society. Training U.S. physicians to possess not only clinical expertise but also sufficient leadership skills is essential to solve these problems and to effectively improve health care systems. Few models in the(More)
The incidence of trichomoniasis (Trichomonas vaginalis) in the United States is estimated at 5 million cases annually; chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis) at 3 million; gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae), 650,000; and syphilis (Treponema pallidum), 70,000. However, most sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are asymptomatic-contributing to underdiagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND Non-English language fluency is increasingly important in patient care. Fluency self-assessment is easily obtained, but its accuracy is unknown. PURPOSES The purpose is to determine accuracy of medical students' self-assessed Spanish fluency. METHODS Four matriculating classes assessed their own oral fluency as(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the importance of monitoring the clinical experiences and types of supervision that students receive in physicians' offices, in order to ensure quality control during a required clerkship. METHOD In a documentation system introduced in 1991-92, third-year students in the family medicine clerkship at the University of North Carolina(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies documented the importance of family medicine clerkships to medical student education and to the potential costs of precepting students borne by community physicians. But what are the physicians' views of their experience, their perceived needs for teaching, and sources of satisfaction from the preceptor role? OBJECTIVES To(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Focus group interviews have been used extensively in health services program planning, health education, and curriculum planning. However, with the exception of a few reports describing the use of focus groups for a basic science course evaluation and a clerkship's impact on medical students, the potential of focus groups as a tool(More)
PURPOSE Before implementing a new prevention curriculum, the authors assessed the prevention practices and attitudes of community family physicians in North Carolina who precepted third-year family medicine clerkship students. METHOD An 18-item questionnaire was mailed to 165 preceptors during the 1995-96 academic year. The questionnaire explored the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Multiple choice examinations assess learners' attainment of medical knowledge. Developing multiple choice examinations that discriminate among learners is difficult and time-consuming. Many institutions avoid this effort by using the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) subject examinations, which can also provide comparisons(More)