Maurice A. Hitchcock

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BACKGROUND Over the last decade, the immunization rate among preschool children has decreased, especially in the lower socioeconomic population. During this period, reports of outbreaks of immunizable diseases, especially pertussis and measles, have correspondingly increased. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of a brief patient education(More)
BACKGROUND Although resident physicians often teach, few trials have tested interventions to improve residents' teaching skills. A pilot trial in 2001-2002 found that 13 trained resident teachers taught better than did untrained control residents. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a longitudinal residents-as-teachers curriculum improves residents' teaching(More)
BACKGROUND Peer and self assessment may contribute a unique and insightful perspective to a students' performance. This study investigates the association between self, peer, and faculty evaluations in the intimate setting of a problem-based tutorial group. METHODS Third-year medical students participating in the required third-year surgical clerkship(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Family practice residents and students receive substantial teaching from senior residents. Yet, we lack data about residents' needs for teaching skills development, particularly in generalist training. This multicenter, interdisciplinary study describes the learning needs of generalist residents for becoming more effective(More)
To help primary care residency programs develop or improve residency curricula in occupational and environmental medicine, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health launched a train-the-trainer initiative. This project was called EPOCH-Envi (Educating Physicians in OCcupational Health and the Environment). From 1990 to 1996, 46 2-day(More)
We presented two kinds of advance organizers (AOs), video clips and prosection, for a gross anatomy dissection course and compared their effects on academic achievement and student perception of the learning experience. In total, 141 students at Chonnam National University Medical School were randomly assigned to two groups: Group 1 (n = 70) was provided(More)
This report summarizes recent literature reviews and resource books on faculty development in the health professions and describes findings from articles not previously reviewed. Nine conclusions about faculty development in the health professions are drawn: (1) the concept of faculty development is evolving and expanding; (2) research skills are becoming a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Beginning in 1998, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) initiated a 4-year funded Advanced Research Training (ART) program to increase the number of family medicine researchers in the United States. This study describes the extent to which ART recipients achieved the objectives they had set for themselves, barriers to(More)
BACKGROUND Successful higher education faculty, those who get promoted and tenured, who get recognized for contributions, who produce more and significant research, frequently consult colleagues. This article summarizes what is known about colleague relationships with the hope of stimulating further research to extend current conclusions to medical school(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether a longitudinal residents-as-teachers curriculum improves generalist residents' teaching skills. METHOD From May 2001 to February 2002, 23 second-year generalist residents in four residencies affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine, completed a randomized, controlled trial of a longitudinal(More)