Mark McQuillan

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MEDLINE search transcripts by a class of third-year medical students were analyzed. The 184 students were divided into three groups according to their search experience in terms of the number of sessions logged at the time of a search assignment. A strong relation was found between the level of search experience and the frequency of use in the subsequent 5(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Clinical competence certification is now required in some specialties in medicine. A Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) was created to test mastery of critical skills by students at the end of the 3rd year of medical school. METHODS The CCA is a series of stations that test skills the faculty consider important for all(More)
PURPOSE While educators agree that medical students should learn to use MEDLINE for clinical application, there is a lack of consensus on an optimal level of exposure to this resource during training that will result in sustained usage. This study sought to identify the level of search experience (1) to increase the odds that the student searcher will(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) examination at the University of Michigan Medical School is a series of test stations through which the mastery of clinical skills is evaluated. The purpose of this study was to determine whether student performance on the radiology station improved in years when radiology faculty(More)
Objective:To assess the impact of a low-cost education and feedback intervention designed to change physicians’ utilization behavior on general medicine services. Design:Prospective, nonequivalent control group study of 1,432 admissions on four general medicine services over 12 months. Two services were randomly selected to receive the intervention. The(More)
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