Journal Review

A Medical Science Educator Article Review From Dr. Anna Blenda

This review was written by Anna Blenda, PhD, a member of the IAMSE Publications Committee, and is from the February 2021 issue of Medical Science Educator. The article is titled “A Novel USMLE Step 1 Projection Model Using a Single Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment Taken During a Brief Intense Study Period” and was written by Stephen D…. Read more »

A Review from Medical Science Educator from Dr. Dani McBeth

This month the IAMSE Publications Committee review is taken from the article titled This Isn’t Being a Doctor.”—Qualitative Inquiry into the Existential Dimensions of Medical Student Burnout, published online in Medical Science Educator, (July 2020) by Ye Kyung Song. In a recent issue of Medical Science Educator I was drawn to an article about medical student burnout…. Read more »

Medical Science Educator Article Review by Carrie Elzie

A Review from Medical Science Educator from Dr. Carrie Elzie This month the IAMSE Publications Committee review is taken from the article titled Preparing Medical Students to Address the Needs of Vulnerable Patient Populations: Implicit Bias Training in US Medical Schools, published online in Medical Science Educator, (03 February 2020) by Morris, M.C., Cooper, R.L., Ramesh, A.,… Read more »

A Review from Medical Science Educator from Dr. Kurt Gilliland

This month the IAMSE Publications Committee review is taken from the article titled Reviewing the Role of Instagram in Education: Can a Photo Sharing Application Deliver Benefits to Medical and Dental Anatomy Education?, published online in Medical Science Educator, (July 2019), by Naomi Katherine May Douglas, Max Scholz, Matthew Alex Myers, Shivani Margaret Rae, Ahmad Elmansouri, Samuel Hall… Read more »

Medical Science Educator Article Review by Alice Fornari

A Review from Medical Science Educator from Dr. Alice Fornari This month the IAMSE Publications Committee review is taken from the article titled Medical Improvisation Training for all Medical Students: 3-year experience, published online in Medical Science Educator, (December 2019), by David Fessell, Erin McKean, Heather Wagenschutz, Michael Cole, Sally A. Santen, Robert Cermak, Katie Zurales, Stephanie… Read more »

A Review from Medical Science Educator from Dr. John Szarek

This month the IAMSE Publications Committee review is taken from the article titled Factors That Determine the Perceived Effectiveness of Peer Feedback in Collaborative Learning: A Mixed Methods Design, published online in Medical Science Educator, (19 May 2020), by Daou, D., Sabra, R. & Zgheib, N.K. Bill Gates said, “We all need people who will give us… Read more »

A Review from Medical Science Educator from Dr. Louis B. Justement

Each month the IAMSE Publications Committee reviews published articles from Medical Science Educator. This month’s review, written by Dr. Louis B. Justement is taken from the article titled Medical Biochemistry Without Rote Memorization: Multi-Institutional Implementation and Student Perceptions of a Nationally Standardized Metabolic Map for Learning and Assessment (doi:10.1007/s40670-018-00631-y) published in Medical Science Educator, Volume 29, (pages 87-92),… Read more »

A Review from Medical Science Educator from Dr. Elizabeth McClain

Each month the IAMSE Publications Committee reviews published articles from Medical Science Educator. This month’s review, written by Dr. Elizabeth McClain is taken from the article titled Student Interaction in Small Private Online Courses (doi:10.1007/s40670-017-0380-x) published in Medical Science Educator, Volume 27, (pages 237–242), 2017 by Sabine Uijl, Renée Filius and Olle Ten Cate. As a medical educator,… Read more »

A Review from Medical Science Educator from Dr. Dani McBeth

Each month the IAMSE Publications Committee reviews published articles from Medical Science Educator. This month’s review, written by Dr. Dani McBeth, is taken from the article titled Factors Predictive of Performance on USMLE Step 1: Do Commercial Study Aids Improve Scores? (doi:10.1007/s40670-019-00722-4) published in Medical Science Educator, Volume 29, (pages 667–672), 2019 by Parry, S., Pachunka, J. &… Read more »

A Review from Medical Science Educator from Dr. Kelly Quesnelle

This month the IAMSE Publications Committee review is taken from the article titled Difficulty and Discriminative Ability of Various Categories of Multiple Choice Questions in Medical School Preclerkship Examinations published in the Medical Science Educator, Volume 24, (pp 387-393), by Stanley J. Nazian and Frazier T. Stevenson. Experienced writers of medical science examination items can easily agree that not all… Read more »

Medical Science Educator March Article Review from Dr. Louis Justement

Each month the IAMSE Publications Committee reviews published articles from the archives of Medical Science Educator or of its predecessor JIAMSE. This month’s review, written by Dr. Louis B. Justement, is taken from the article titled Analysis of Strategies for the Teaching of Difficult Threshold Concepts in Large Undergraduate Medicine and Science Classes, published in… Read more »

IAMSE – Publications Committee MSE Article Review

The Publications Committee provides another review of an article in Medical Science Educator (MSE).  This month’s publication by Roman, B., Hayden, C. & Parmelee, D. (Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine), entitled “The Effectiveness of Engaged Learning: 8 Years of TBL in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Clerkships”, used the paired t-test to compare two TBL… Read more »