Meenakshy Kulathu Aiyer

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PURPOSE This evaluation study sought to assess the impact of an evidence-based medicine (EBM) course on students' self-perception of EBM skills, determine their use of EBM skills, and measure their performance in applying EBM skills in a simulated case scenario. METHODS Pre- and post-surveys and skills tests were developed to measure students' attitudes(More)
The aims of the study were to compare the outcomes of biliary pancreatitis after endoscopic and surgical treatment and define the demographic and clinical characteristics that affect the outcomes. All inpatients with biliary pancreatitis followed at hospitals of the Department of Veterans Affairs during 1988-1994 were included in a case-control study. Of(More)
BACKGROUND Although evidence-based medicine (EBM) has become widely accepted, the extent of its implementation during clinical clerkships is not well described. This study was done to characterize the implementation of formal EBM curricula in internal medicine clerkships. METHODS In 1999, the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine surveyed its(More)
PROBLEM The transition from medical student to intern may cause stress and burnout in new interns and the delivery of suboptimal patient care. Despite a formal set of subinternship curriculum guidelines, program directors have expressed concern regarding the skill set of new interns and the lack of standardization in that skill set among interns from(More)
This longitudinal follow-up study surveyed the attitudes toward, and skills in, evidence-based medicine (EBM) of medical school graduates who had participated in a formal EBM curriculum during their third-year Internal Medicine (IM) clerkship. The objective was to measure whether competencies were retained over time and to identify the long- term impact on(More)
BACKGROUND The 4th-year internal medicine subinternship (subI), with its strong emphasis on experience-based learning and increased patient responsibilities, is an important component of undergraduate medical education. Discussions have begun amongst educational leaders on the importance of standardizing curriculum and evaluation tools utilized during the(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is an essential tool for students across the medical education continuum. Incorporation of EBM skills into core competencies by national educational organizations denotes their vital role. AIM The main purpose is to describe the transformation of an EBM curriculum in an Internal Medicine clerkship and the(More)
The fourth year of medical school remains controversial, despite efforts to reform it. A committee from the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine examined transitions from medical school to internship with the goal of better academic advising for students. In 2013 and 2014, the committee(More)
BACKGROUND Transition of patient care from an inpatient to outpatient setting is a critical aspect of patient care. The objectives of this study were to describe the content and evaluation of the discharge planning curricula (DPC) in internal medicine (IM) residency programs and identify program directors' perceptions of discharge planning education. (More)