Category: EAB Report

What I Learned About Education Research by Reviewing >250 Manuscripts on Education
by Edward C. Nemergut, MD

Research in education is increasingly common and plays an important role in the development of our specialty. This increasing interest is principally driven by two factors: 1) a desire to establish evidence-based best practices in education; and, 2) an opportunity for clinician educators to produce scholarship as part of a promotion pathway. Despite advancements in technology, medical students and residents spend the majority of their time training to be doctors in roughly the same way as they have been for the past 100 years.

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Anesthesiology Milestones 2.0—An Update
by Sydney Roberts, MHA, Anne Gravel Sullivan, PhD, and Laura Edgar, EdD

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) introduced the concept of Milestones to the graduate medical education community in 2013. Milestones represent key developmental concepts that are used in resident and fellow outcomes-based assessment. The introduction of the Milestones was intended to help programs more effectively track resident and fellow performance over the course of their training.

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A Debate About the Effectiveness of the Flipped Classroom: Con
by Daniel Saddawi-Konekfa, MD, MBA

The flipped classroom (FC) format contrasts with “traditional” didactic formats in two ways: 1) the FC format is necessarily preceded by assigned self-directed learning (the “flipping”), and 2) traditional formats do not necessarily include interactive discussion. The FC format is gaining popularity and the subject of increasing amounts of medical education research.

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Enhancing Resilience to Decrease Burnout: One Piece of the Wellness Equation
by Manuel Pardo, MD and Kristina R. Sullivan, MD

The topic of physician burnout has received increasing national attention over the last decade. A 2008 study of medical students at 7 U.S. medical schools revealed that approximately 50% of medical students experience burnout and 10% experience suicidal ideation during medical school. The first large-scale, multi-specialty study of burnout in U.S. physicians was conducted in 2011.

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