Randomized, controlled trial of spaced education to urology residents in the United States and Canada.

@article{Kerfoot2007RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized, controlled trial of spaced education to urology residents in the United States and Canada.},
  author={B Price Kerfoot and Harley E Baker and Michael O Koch and Donna Connelly and David B. Joseph and Michael L. Ritchey},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2007},
  volume={177 4},
  pages={1481-7}
}
PURPOSE We investigated whether an online educational program based on spacing effect principles could significantly improve the acquisition and retention of medical knowledge. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this randomized, controlled trial involving urology residents in the United States and Canada participants randomized to cohort 1 (bolus education) were e-mailed a validated set of 96 study questions on 4 urology topic areas in June 2005. Residents in cohort 2 (spaced education) were sent daily… CONTINUE READING

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