Martin Pusic

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To identify the most effective way for medical students to interact with a browser-based learning module on the symptoms and neurological underpinnings of stroke syndromes, this study manipulated the way in which subjects interacted with a graphical model of the brain and examined the impact of functional changes on learning outcomes. It was hypothesized(More)
BACKGROUND At present, what students read after an outpatient encounter is largely left up to them. Our objective was to evaluate the education efficacy of a clinical education model in which the student moves through a sequence that includes immediately reinforcing their learning using a specifically designed computer tutorial. METHODS Prior to a 14-day(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess pediatric residents' readiness to use computer-aided instruction (CAI). DESIGN Survey. SETTING Pediatric residency program based in a tertiary care children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS Four pediatric residency classes. ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT: Self-administered questionnaire. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Residents' access to computers and(More)
BACKGROUND The Complete Blood Count (CBC) is a test frequently performed on children presenting to the Pediatric Emergency Department (PED), usually for the evaluation of an infectious illness. The CBC also allows for screening for Iron-deficiency Anemia. This study aims to determine the prevalence of a low Mean Cell Volume (MCV) in children having a CBC(More)
Participant attrition may be a significant threat to the generalizability of the results of educational research studies if participants who do not persist in a study differ from those who do in ways that can affect the experimental outcomes. A multi-center trial of the efficacy of different computer-based instructional strategies gave us the opportunity to(More)
BACKGROUND Intelligence theory research has illustrated that people hold either "fixed" (intelligence is immutable) or "growth" (intelligence can be improved) mindsets and that these views may affect how people learn throughout their lifetime. Little is known about the mindsets of physicians, and how mindset may affect their lifetime learning and(More)
BACKGROUND Radiograph teaching files are usually dominated by abnormal cases, implying that normal radiographs are easier to interpret. Our main objective was to compare the interpretation difficulty of normal versus abnormal radiographs of a set of common pediatric radiographs. METHODS We developed a 234-item digital case bank of pediatric ankle(More)
CONTEXT Despite calls for the improvement of self-assessment as a basis for self-directed learning, instructional designs that include reflection in practice are uncommon. Using data from a screen-based simulation for learning radiograph interpretation, we present validity evidence for a simple self-monitoring measure and examine how it can complement skill(More)
Background: At present, what students read after an outpatient encounter is largely left up to them. Our objective was to evaluate the education efficacy of a clinical education model in which the student moves through a sequence that includes immediately reinforcing their learning using a specifically designed computer tutorial. Methods: Prior to a 14-day(More)
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