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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)
BACKGROUND Although educational characteristics of ambulatory clinical environments are becoming clearer, less is known concerning patient opinions about participating in medical student instruction in ambulatory settings. Such perceptions may have an important influence on recruitment and retention of community faculty. METHODS Surveys were administered(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)
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 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 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)
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)
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)