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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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE Peer assessment is a valuable source of information about medical students' professionalism. How best to facilitate peer assessment of students' professional behavior remains to be answered, however. This report extends previous research through a multi-institutional study of students' perspectives about system characteristics for peer assessment of(More)
PURPOSE Students in many medical schools now undergo multiple standardized-patient-based assessments. In this study, the authors examine the ability of such serial assessments to detect interval learning. METHOD Twenty-one students from the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine, class of 1999, underwent a clinical skills appraisal after(More)
PURPOSE To explore the applicability of using an objective structured evaluation to assess community preceptors' teaching performances. METHOD The authors developed and, in 1996, administered an objective structured teaching evaluation (OSTE) at the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine. They compared assessments of teaching skills made by(More)
PURPOSE Ambulatory primary care clerkships have become crucial elements in medical education. Although most such clerkships employ a block-rotation format, an alternative longitudinal approach has been developed. This study examines students' perceptions of learning and instruction occurring during longitudinal ambulatory clerkships. METHOD(More)
What are the common learning themes perceived by medical students during ECE with varying practice settings and patient profiles? Retrospective qualitative and quantitative analyses of structured descriptive reports completed by one class (n = 92) for 895 observed patient encounters identified common learning themes. Identified themes were examined by(More)