Marina Macnamara

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The transition to clinical clerkships can be challenging for medical students. In the context of a formal clinical curriculum redesign, a curriculum team led by family physicians systematically planned and implemented a 3-week course to prepare new third-year students for specialty-specific clerkships. METHODS Informed by a(More)
BACKGROUND Transitioning from a preclinical to a clinical curriculum can be challenging for medical students. As a central component of a new 3-week transition course, we designed, implemented, and evaluated an innovative Virtual Family Curriculum to introduce rising 3rd-year medical students to the knowledge, skills, and cultures of 6 core medical and(More)
Marina M.C. MacNamara, MPH, Kathleen Moren, RN, IBCLC, Lynn E. Taylor, MD, FACP, and Julie Scott Taylor, MD, MSc, IBCLC  desPite the significant health and cost benefits of breastfeeding at both the individual and societal levels, there is a substantial gap between breastfeeding recommendations and practices among mothers in the United States, even those(More)
Peer teaching by medical students is increasingly consid- ered an effective and efficient instructional modality with value for both teachers and learners. In 2012, twelve senior medical students participated in an inaugural, four-week Medical Education Elective at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The first week emphasized education theory and(More)
Medical training is challenging and parenting is a full-time responsibility. Balancing a family with the significant demands of medical school is a daunting endeavor. Yet there is little research available to guide students, faculty, or administrators. Using one U.S. medical school as a case study, this article provides a comprehensive overview of the(More)
David Anthony, MD, MSc, Marina MacNamara, MPH, Paul George, MD, and Julie Scott Taylor, MD, MSc  introduCtion Rhode Island, much as the United States as a whole, is facing a shortage of primary care physicians. In the recent public debate about health care reform and in several aspects of the Affordable Care Act, there is a considerable and justified focus(More)
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