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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Ajayi TB, Remein CD, Stafford RS
Cross-center virtual education fellowship program for early-career researchers in atrial fibrillation.
This paper discusses the results of the establishment of the atrial fibrillation (AF) Strategically Focused Research Network Cross-Center Fellowship Program to enhance the competencies of early-stage AF basic, clinical, and population health researchers through experiential education and mentorship. The effectiveness of the fellowship model was evaluated via mixed methods formative and summative surveys for the first 2 years. Productivity metrics were as high for the 12 fellows as they hoped with 50 AF-related manuscripts, 7 publications, 28 presentations, and 3 grant awards applications. The fellows reported medium to high satisfaction with the overall fellowship, webinar content and facilitation, staff communication and support, and program organization.
Citation: Ajayi TB, Remein CD, Stafford RS . Cross-center virtual education fellowship program for early-career researchers in atrial fibrillation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2020 Nov;13(11):e008552. doi: 10.1161/circep.120.008552..
Keywords: Heart Disease and Health, Cardiovascular Conditions, Education: Curriculum, Education: Academic
Bi S, Vela MB, Nathan AG
Teaching intersectionality of sexual orientation, gender identity, and race/ethnicity in a health disparities course.
Intersectionality considers how different identities simultaneously affect an individual's experiences. Those of multiple minority statuses may experience effects of intersecting systems of oppression. Most health disparities curricula do not focus on intersectionality. The investigators studied the impact of an innovative module teaching intersectionality of sexual orientation, gender identity, and race/ethnicity issues in the required Pritzker School of Medicine course Health Care Disparities: Equity and Advocacy.
Citation: Bi S, Vela MB, Nathan AG . Teaching intersectionality of sexual orientation, gender identity, and race/ethnicity in a health disparities course. MedEdPORTAL 2020 Jul 31;16:10970. doi: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10970..
Keywords: Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Disparities, Education: Curriculum
Elison DM, McConnaughey S, Freeman RV
Focused cardiac ultrasound training in medical students: using an independent, simulator-based curriculum to objectively measure skill acquisition and learning curve.
Using simulators built and validated at the University of Washington (UW), the study sought to test whether medical students could learn the basic skills of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) from an individually paced, simulator-based curriculum, how skills improved, and the rate at which these skills were acquired. The study described the learning curve and technical skill acquisition in FoCUS. The investigators concluded that the simulator-based curriculum improved medical student's skills in an objective and quantifiable manner.
Citation: Elison DM, McConnaughey S, Freeman RV . Focused cardiac ultrasound training in medical students: using an independent, simulator-based curriculum to objectively measure skill acquisition and learning curve. Echocardiography 2020 Apr;37(4):491-96. doi: 10.1111/echo.14641..
Keywords: Education: Curriculum, Simulation
Anton NE, Bean EA, Myers E
Optimizing learner engagement during mental skills training: a pilot study of small group vs. individualized training.
This study compared small group versus individualized training results for a group of residents learning laparoscopic suturing. Residents at one institution completed small group training and the second institution completed individualized training. After mental skills training, the completed FLS training at which time they completed the Short State Stress Questionnaire detailing the training. Twenty-one residents completed the training. Individualized training showed greater engagement and mental skills than small group training.
Citation: Anton NE, Bean EA, Myers E . Optimizing learner engagement during mental skills training: a pilot study of small group vs. individualized training. Am J Surg 2020 Feb;219(2):335-39. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.12.022..
Keywords: Training, Education: Continuing Medical Education, Simulation, Surgery, Education: Curriculum