Medical Science Educator Volume 17: No. 1s

Development of a “Stress in Medicine” Education Module: Learning from the Aviation Industry

Anne Gunderson GNP, and Dave Mayer MD

The aviation industry designed and implemented assessment and training programs to improve employee attitudes and performance in the areas of leadership, interpersonal communications, teamwork, stress management, conflict resolution, and decision-making. The goal of this project was to develop and implement curricular modifications at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (UIC COM), utilizing… Read more »

Grand Rounds as a Teaching Modality in Neuroscience for M1 Students

Laura Bruce, Ph.D., Jayne Murray, M.S. and Floyd Knoop, Ph.D.

Innovations in educational technologies have driven medical education as traditional forms of instruction are revised. During the past two decades, course directors and medical educators have developed curricula that integrate numerous interactive learning strategies. Among these strategies are enhanced standard laboratories, computerized instruction, patient simulators, small group learning exercises, and interactive teaching in a large… Read more »

Development of a Database to Streamline Access and Manipulation of Images in a

Benjamin P. Rosenbaum, BS1, Sanjay G. Patel, BS1, H. Wayne Lambert, Ph.D.2

Medical educators benefit from Web-based, database-driven search engines, such as Googletm or PubMed, but they have failed to harness database technology to improve computer-assisted instruction (CAI) applications. At Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, an interactive, Web-based histology atlas was created to place the students’ laboratory manual on the Web and to display hundreds of histological… Read more »

Cinema in the Classroom

R. Ranney Mize, Ph.D.

Clinical videos illustrating deficits produced by brain disease are commonly used in medical and other health professional neuroscience courses. Although of value, they are often of low image quality, show compliant patients who follow physician commands without noticeable feelings, and sometimes do not effectively demonstrate the deficit. As a consequence, I have begun using cinema… Read more »

Scavenger Hunts in Microscopic Anatomy

Janet D. Smith, Ph.D.

The yearlong Microscopic Anatomy course at Drexel University College of Medicine includes four group activities known as scavenger hunts. A scavenger hunt is a lab exercise in which each five-person lab group is assigned five structures that they must locate on glass slides from the student slide collection. They may consult textbooks, atlases, lecture notes,… Read more »

Quizzes are for Learning not just Evaluation

Uldis N. Streips, Ph.D.

In the Medical Microbiology and Immunology course, which I direct, I have included 6 quizzes during the semester with 2 between each Block Test. To make the quizzes a more meaningful educational experience for the students, I have designed them to provide subject discussion as well as evaluation of knowledge. Each quiz consists of two… Read more »

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