Peggy A Seidman

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BACKGROUND The Script Concordance test (SCT) measures clinical reasoning in the context of uncertainty by comparing the responses of examinees and expert clinicians. It uses the level of agreement with a panel of experts to assign credit for the examinee's answers. AIM This study describes the development and validation of a SCT for pre-clinical medical(More)
BACKGROUND The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires programs to educate and evaluate residents in 6 competencies, including systems-based practice. We designed a survey and assessment tool to address the competency as it pertains to anesthetic drug costs in an academic center. METHODS Residents, certified registered nurse(More)
Detailed characterization of neural circuitries furthers our understanding of how nervous systems perform specific functions and allows the use of those systems to test hypotheses. We have characterized the sensory input to the cutaneous trunk muscle (CTM; also cutaneus trunci [rat] or cutaneus maximus [mouse]) reflex (CTMR), which manifests as a puckering(More)
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) during corrective spinal surgery is widely used. Because of the possible interference with the recording of evoked potentials by inhalational anesthetics, total intravenous anesthetic (TIVA) regimens have been advocated. TIVA regimens may be difficult to use in pediatric populations due to metabolic(More)
BACKGROUND We describe the influence of a 6-week "Summer Anesthesiology Externship" featuring didactic, procedure, and simulation education on formation of medical students' specialty choice. METHODS Eighteen months after externship completion, externs were sent a questionnaire with Likert scale agreement ratings of subspecialties/simulations and yes/no(More)
Pediatric trauma is a significant problem worldwide. The complications of pediatric trauma affect the emergency medical services provider, emergency physician, trauma surgeon, and anesthesiologist in different and challenging ways. Children have unique airway concerns, and require distinctive and safe approaches to protection of the airway. Moreover, the(More)
Delineating those factors that enhance a student's surgical experience during medical school may be important to attracting "the best and the brightest" to surgery programs. Therefore, understanding the differences between an excellent and poor student evaluation from the student perspective is critical to surgical education, yet it remains ill defined. We(More)
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