Michael D Prislin

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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 The objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) is increasingly being used to evaluate student clinical performance. However, scant literature exists pertinent to this approach in evaluating family medicine clerkship performance. In this study, we assess 8 years' experience with a family medicine clerkship OSCE. METHODS Eight(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)
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)
The initial 227 consecutive prenatal ultrasound examinations by two family physicians in an urban community health center were compared with actual birth outcomes. Of 186 examinations for which follow-up information was available, 162 infants were represented. The sampling rate was 81%. No serious anomalies were noted by ultrasound. One placenta previa, one(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 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)