Effects of dental 3D multimedia system on the performance of junior dental students in preclinical practice: a report from China

Background Computer-assisted tools are rarely adopted for dental education in China. In China, 3D digital technology, such as Virtual Reality Systems, are often rejected in the dental field due to prohibitive pricing. There is also a reluctance to move away… Read moreEffects of dental 3D multimedia system on the performance of junior dental students in preclinical practice: a report from China

Medical students’ attitudes towards peer physical examination: findings from an international cross-sectional and longitudinal study

Although studies have begun to shed light on medical students’ attitudes towards peer physical examination (PPE), they have been conducted at single sites, and have generally not examined changes in medical students’ attitudes over time. Employing both cross-sectional and longitudinal… Read moreMedical students’ attitudes towards peer physical examination: findings from an international cross-sectional and longitudinal study

International medical school faculty development: the results of a needs assessment survey among medical educators in China

To explore the need for faculty development among Chinese medical educators. Leaders at each medical school in China were asked to complete a 123-item survey to identify interest in various topics and barriers and perceived benefits of participating in faculty… Read moreInternational medical school faculty development: the results of a needs assessment survey among medical educators in China

Lack of interaction between sensing–intuitive learning styles and problem-first versus information-first instruction: a randomized crossover trial

Background Adaptation to learning styles has been proposed to enhance learning. Objective We hypothesized that learners with sensing learning style would perform better using a problem-first instructional method while intuitive learners would do better using an information-first method. Design Randomized,… Read moreLack of interaction between sensing–intuitive learning styles and problem-first versus information-first instruction: a randomized crossover trial

Impact of preadmission variables on USMLE step 1 and step 2 performance

Purpose To examine the predictive ability of preadmission variables on United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) step 1 and step 2 performance, incorporating the use of a neural network model. Method Preadmission data were collected on matriculants from 1998 to… Read moreImpact of preadmission variables on USMLE step 1 and step 2 performance

Formative assessment and academic achievement in pre-graduate students of health sciences

Although educational experts recommend the use of formative assessment, there is a dearth of empirical studies on its impact on academic achievement. In this research the authors analyse to what extent participation and performance in formative assessment are associated with… Read moreFormative assessment and academic achievement in pre-graduate students of health sciences

Lay public’s knowledge and decisions in response to symptoms of acute myocardial infarction

Despite public health initiatives targeting rapid action in response to symptoms of myocardial infarction (MI), people continue to delay in going to a hospital when experiencing these symptoms due to lack of recognition as cardiac-related. The objective of this research… Read moreLay public’s knowledge and decisions in response to symptoms of acute myocardial infarction

The influence of context on residents’ evaluations: effects of priming on clinical judgment and affect

Different lines of research have suggested that context is important in acting and learning in the clinical workplace. It is not clear how contextual information influences residents’ constructions of the situations in which they participate. The category accessibility paradigm from… Read moreThe influence of context on residents’ evaluations: effects of priming on clinical judgment and affect

How to measure critical health competences: development and validation of the Critical Health Competence Test (CHC Test)

Consumers’ autonomy regarding health increasingly requires competences to critically appraise health information. Critical health literacy refers to the concept of evidence-based medicine. Instruments to measure these competences in curriculum evaluation and surveys are lacking. We aimed to develop and validate… Read moreHow to measure critical health competences: development and validation of the Critical Health Competence Test (CHC Test)