Raymond H. Curry

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OBJECTIVE To assess physician-patient communication patterns associated with use of an electronic medical record (EMR) system in an outpatient setting and provide an empirical foundation for larger studies. DESIGN An exploratory, observational study involving analysis of videotaped physician-patient encounters, questionnaires, and medical-record reviews.(More)
BACKGROUND The abuse of medical students on clinical rotations is a recognized problem, but the effects on students and their responses warrant further study. PURPOSE To determine the severity of student abuse and the effects of abuse on students during the internal medicine clerkship. METHODS Internal medicine clerks at 11 medical schools (N = 1,072)(More)
THE US SURGEON GENERAL’S CALL TO ACTION TO IMprove the Health and Wellness of Persons With Disabilities was released in 2005 on the 15th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The report noted increasing evidence that individuals with disabilities have worse health status than those without disabilities and that resources for persons with(More)
Since 1985, a black urban community in Atlanta has planned, implemented, and evaluated a cardiovascular risk reduction project. The Community Health Assessment and Promotion Project (CHAPP) was developed to reduce the high incidence of cardiovascular risk factors in the neighborhood's predominantly black population. Based on data from a needs assessment, a(More)
PURPOSE To determine the nature and frequency of impairments and related underlying conditions of medical students with physical and sensory disabilities (PSDs), and to assess medical schools' use of relevant publications in setting admission criteria and developing appropriate accommodations. METHOD A 25-item survey addressed schools' experiences with(More)
PURPOSE Over one-third of U.S. medical schools offer combined baccalaureate/MD (BA/MD) degree programs. A subset of these truncate the premedical phase, reducing total time to the MD degree. Data comparing educational outcomes of these programs with those of conventional pathways are limited. METHOD The authors reviewed demographic characteristics and(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper describes implementation of the learner-centred learning goal within the primary care clerkship at a Midwestern, United States medical school. DESIGN The learner-centred learning goal exercise was developed to tailor students' educational activities to their personal level of development and to enhance their commitment to life-long(More)
This paper examines cultural models for breast and cervical cancer among low-income African-American women over 40, in order to better understand how those models might affect cancer screening behavior. The study is part of The Community-Based Cancer Screening Project, which is sponsored by Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the American Cancer(More)
Using survey items from Kern et al. (1985), 192 former residents rated their preparation in, and the importance of, three content areas of their residency training (“basic skill and knowledge areas,” “allied medical disciplines,” and “areas related to the practice of medicine”). Mean ratings replicated those reported by Kern et al. (r=0.70 to 0.97,(More)