publicationsMedical Education Journal Club

The Medical Education Journal Club meets to learn and discuss recently published articles relating to medical education.

Meeting are monthly in room 260 White Hall
(See schedule below for current days and times.)

Bring your own lunch!

Registration and Questions:

Nicole Borges, Ph.D.

Nicole Borges, Ph.D.
Professor and Assistant Dean, Medical Education Research and Evaluation
290 White Hall

Scheduled Meetings:

2014 Calendar

2014 Calendar:  January 27, 2014; February 17, 2014; March 17, 2014; April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Monday from 11:00-11:45 am, 260 White Hall

"Spaced Education Improves the Retention of Clinical Knowledge by Medical Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial"

by Kerfoot

March 2014


February 2014

No Meeting

January 27, 2014

Monday from 11:00-11:45 am, 260 White Hall

"The Flipped Classroom: A Course Redesign to Foster Learning and Engagement in a Health Professions School"

by McLaughlin et al

2013 Calendar


January 28, 2013

Monday from 11:00-11:45 am, 260 White Hall

"Gauging Events that Influence Students' Perceptions of the Medical School Learning Environment: Findings from One Institution"

by Shochet,

February 18, 2013

Monday from 11:00-11:45 am, 260 White Hall

"Beyond Assessment:Feedback for Individuals and Institutions Based on the Progress Test"
by Coombes,

March 2013

No Meeting

April 15, 2013

Monday from 11:00-11:45 a.m., 260 White Hall

"Formal Peer-Teaching in Medical School Improves Academic Performance: The MUSC Supplemental Instructor Program"

by Wong,

November 18, 2013

"Association Between a Medical School Admission Process Using the Multiple Mini Interview and National Licensing Examination Scores"

by Eva

2012 Calendar

November 19, 2012

Monday from 11-11:45 am, 260 White Hall

"Medical Students' change in learning styles during the course of the undergraduate program: from 'thinking and watching' to 'thinking and doing,' "
by: Marcela Bitran,1 Denisse Zúñiga,1 Nuria Pedrals,2 Oslando Padilla,3 and Beltrán Mena1

1Centro de Educación Médica, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, PUC
2Departamento de Recursos Humanos, PUC
3Departamento de Salud Pública, Facultad de Medicina, PUC

October 15, 2012

Monday from 11:00-11:45 am, 260 White Hall

"Perspective: the negativity bias, medical education, and the culture of academic medicine: why culture change is hard."

by: Julie Haizlip, MD, Natalie May, PhD, John Schorling, MD, Anne Williams, MA, and Margaret Plews-Ogan, MD, MS

Sept 17, 2012

Monday from 11-12:00 pm, 260 White Hall

"Achievement Goal Structures and Self-Regulated Learning: Relationships and Changes in Medical School?" by Artino et. al.

May 21, 2012

Monday from 11-12:00 pm, 260 White Hall

"The Requirement for Bioscience Knowledge in Medical Education"
by McColl et. al.

April 9, 2012

Monday from 11-11:45 am, 248 White Hall

"Best Evidence on the Educational Effects of Undergraduate Portfolios"
by Sharon Buckley, Jamie Coleman and Khalid Khan

The article is relevant to the noon luncheon presentation that same day on assessment and portfolios given by our international guest, Dr. K H Mujtaba Quadri, Chairman, Dept of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences, Jeddah, KSA.

March 21, 2012

Monday from 11-12:00 pm, 260 White Hall

As part of their medical education research elective, Jackie Collins (MS4) and Mercedes Thompson(MS4) will be facilitating the discussion. Please make every effort to attend and support our students!
We will be discussing "Online Posting of Unprofessional Content by Medical Students."
by Chretien et al

February 20, 2012

Monday from 11-12:00 pm, 260 White Hall

"The Themes, Institutions, and People of Medical Education Research 1988-2010: Content Analysis of Abstracts from Six Journals."
by Jerome I. Rotgans



2011 Calendar

December 12, 2011

Monday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

"What Can Medical Education Learn from the Neurobiology of Learning?"
by Friedlander et al

November 14, 2011

Monday, 11:00 am -12:00 pm

"Do Study Strategies Predict Academic Performance in Medical School?"
by Courtney West and Mark Sadoski

October 17, 2011

Monday, 11:00-12:00 pm -- Led by Paul Koles, M.D.

"Long-Term Retention of Basic Science Knowledge: A Review Study"
by Eugène J.F.M. Custers

September 19, 2011

Monday, 11:00-12:00 pm

"Developing a Research-Focused Learning Community at One Medical School"
by Mark Willis and Adam Deardorff

August 15, 2011

Monday, 11:00-12:00 pm -- Led by co-author Richard Pretorius

"Teaching Medical Students How to Teach: A National Survey of Students-as-Teachers Programs in US Medical Schools"
by Rainier P. Soriano, Benjamin Blatt, Lisa Coplit, Eileen CichoskiKelly, Lynn Kosowicz, Linnie Newman,Susan J. Pasquale, Richard Pretorius, Jonathan M. Rosen, Norma S. Saks, and Larrie Greenberg


January 10, 2011

Monday, 11:00-12:00 pm

"Undergraduate Medical Research: The Student Perspective"
by Burgoyne et al.

2010 Calendar

January 2010


No Meeting

February 10, 2010

Wednesday 12-1:00 pm:
"Learner-centered Medical Education: Improved Learning or Increased Stress"
by McLean and Gibbs

March 15, 2010

Monday 11-12:00 pm

Professional Formation: Extending Medicine's Lineage of Service Into the Next Century
Michae lW. Rabow, MD, Rachel N. Remen, MD, Dean X. Parmelee, MD, and Thomas S. Inui, ScM, MD

April 14, 2010

Wednesday, 12-1:00 pm

"Reports of the Decline of Empathy During Medical Education are Greatly Exaggerated: A Reexamination of the Research"
Colliver, Conlee, Verhulst, and Dorsey

May 17, 2010

Monday, 11:00-12:00 pm

"Beyond Storytelling in Medicine: An Encounter-Based Curriculum."
Vinay Prasad, M.D.

June , 2010

Wednesday, 12-1:00 pm

"Teaching Basic Science to Optimize Transfer"
by Geoff Norman, PhD

July 19, 2010

Monday, 11:00-12:00 pm

"The Social Mission of Medical Education: Ranking the Schools."
Mullan, et al.

Other resources: Dayton Daily News editorial

August 2010


No Meeting

September 20, 2010

Monday, 11:00-12:00 pm. 260 White Hall.

"Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching"

Kirschner, Sweller, and Clark

October 18, 2010

Monday, 11:00-12:00 pm

"Is Undergraduate Performance Predictive of Postgraduate Performance"

Wayne Woloschuk, Kevin Mclaughlin, and Bruce Wright. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 22(3). 202-204. 2010. Taylor & Francis Group. LLC

Novemer 15, 2010

Monday, 11:00-12:00 pm

"Effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning Curricula: Research and Theory"
by Colliver, and

"Effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning Curricula: Theory, Practice and Paper Darts"
by Norman and Schmidt

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Questions and Suggestions

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