JAMA’s annual medical education theme issue is now online: Medical Education: 6 September 2006; Vol. 296, No. 9
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2006 articles of possible interest to readers of this blog:
Interns’ Compliance With Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Work-Hour Limits Christopher P. Landrigan; Laura K. Barger; Brian E. Cade; Najib T. Ayas; Charles A. Czeisler. JAMA 2006;296 1063-1070.
An Educational Intervention to Improve Physician Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial Adolfo Figueiras; Maria T. Herdeiro; Jorge Polonia; Juan Jesus Gestal-Otero. JAMA 2006;296 1086-1093.
Accuracy of Physician Self-assessment Compared With Observed Measures of Competence: A Systematic Review David A. Davis; Paul E. Mazmanian; Michael Fordis; R. Van Harrison; Kevin E. Thorpe; Laure Perrier. JAMA 2006;296 1094-1102.
Objective: To determine how accurately physicians self-assess compared with external observations of their competence.
Conclusions: While suboptimal in quality, the preponderance of evidence suggests that physicians have a limited ability to accurately self-assess. The processes currently used to undertake professional development and evaluate competence may need to focus more on external assessment.
Mentoring in Academic Medicine: A Systematic Review Dario Sambunjak; Sharon E. Straus; Ana Marusic. JAMA 2006;296 1103-1115.
Instruments for Evaluating Education in Evidence-Based Practice: A Systematic Review Terrence Shaneyfelt; Karyn D. Baum; Douglas Bell; David Feldstein; Thomas K. Houston; Scott Kaatz; Chad Whelan; Michael Green. JAMA 2006;296 1116-1127.
High-Quality Learning for High-Quality Health Care: Getting It Right David C. Leach; Ingrid Philibert. JAMA 2006;296 1132-1134.
Self-assessment in Lifelong Learning and Improving Performance in Practice: Physician Know Thyself F. Daniel Duffy; Eric S. Holmboe. JAMA 2006;296 1137-1139.
Group Writing of Letters to the Editor as the Goal of Journal Club Alexander J. Kallen; Chad T. Wilson; Michelle A. Russell; Robin J. Larson; Louise Davies; Brenda E. Sirovich; Lisa M. Schwartz; Steven Woloshin; H. Gilbert Welch. JAMA 2006;296 1053-1054.