New York Medical Education
Journal Club

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The New York Medical Education Journal Club was an on-line discussion group organized by Elizabeth Kachur between December 1995 and June 1998. Each month a different article was discussed via e-mail. Often authors were invited to join in. At times several articles were combined to focus on a specific theme over a three-months period.

The on-line journal club became a natural extension of an in-person journal club for New York area medical educators which preceded it by one year. For a more detailed description of the program development see Kachur EK. Development of a Medical Education Journal Club. In Scherpbier AJJA, et al. (eds). Advances in Medical Education. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997 pp 228-230.

Medical educators from around the world participated in the discussions. Summaries of these contributions are archived below. We are grateful for all the thoughtful comments and interesting information journal club members were willing to share. Special thanks go to Anthony Sozzo, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, New York Medical College who volunteered to manage the electronic aspects of the listserv for all these years.

Themes Covered
Articles Discussed

Themes Covered

Change in Medical Education - May-July 1998
Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) - Jan-Apr 1998 Summary
Computing and Medical Education - Oct-Dec 1997
Faculty Development - Jul-Sep 1997
Teaching about Managed Care - Apr-Jun 1997 Summary
Teaching Population-Based Medicine - Jan-Mar 1997 Summary

Articles Discussed (organized by topic)

Teaching and Learning

Yedidia MJ et al. Learners as teachers: The conflicting roles of medical residents. J Gen Intern Med. 10(11):615-623, 1995 (3/96) Summary

Dimitroff A & Davis WK. Content analysis of research in undergraduate education. Acad Med. 71(1):60- 67, 1996 (4/96) Summary

Curry RH & Makoul G. An active-learning approach to basic clinical skills. Acad Med. 71(1):41-44, 1996 (5/96) Summary

Irby DM. Teaching and learning in ambulatory care settings: A thematic review of the literature. Acad Med. 70(10):898-931, 1995 (7/96) Summary

Camp G. Problem-based learning: A paradigm shift or a passing fad? Med Educ Online. 1:2, 1996 (10/96)

Henry C. Community partnerships: Going beyond curriculum to change health professions education. Med Educ Online. 1:4, 1996 (11/96)

Greenlick MR. Educating physicians for population-based clinical practice. JAMA 267(12):1645-8, 1992 (1/97) Summary

Boyer MH et al.Tufts' four-year combined MD-MPH program: A training model for population-based medicine. Acad Med. 67(6):363-365, 1992 (2/97) Summary

Raik B et al. Measuring the use of the population perspective on internal medicine attending rounds. Acad Med. 70(11):1047-9, 1995 (3/97) Summary

Wartman SA. Managed care and its effect on residency training in internal medicine. Arch Intern Med. 154(Nov 28):2539-44, 1994 (4/97) Summary

Sheets KJ et al. Patient satisfaction with gynecologic care provided by family practice resident physicians in an academic HMO. Fam Pract Res J. 11:421-8, 1991 (5/97) Summary

Veloski J et al. Medical student education in managed care settings: Beyond HMOs. JAMA . 276(Sep 4):667-71, 1996 (6/97) Summary

Bordley DR, Fagan M, Theige D. Evidence-based medicine: A powerful educational tool for clerkship education. Am J Med. 102(May):427-32, 1997 (1/98) Summary

Bloch RM, Swanson MS, Hannis MD. An extended evidence-based medicine curriculum for medical students. Acad Med. 72(5):431-2, 1997 (2/98) Summary

Flynn C, Helwig A. Evaluating an evidence-based medicine curriculum. Acad Med 72(5):454-5, 1997 (2/98) Summary

Green ML, Ellis PJ. Impact of an evidence-based medicine curriculum based on adult learning theory. J Gen Int Med. 12(12):742-50, 1997 (3-4/98) Summary

Assessment and Evaluation

Norcini JJ et al. The mini-CEX (Clinical Evaluation Exercise): A preliminary investigation. Ann Intern Med. 123(10):795-799, 1995 (12/95) Summary

Tamblyn R et al. Can standardized patients predict real-patient satisfaction with the doctor-patient relationship? Teach Learn Med. 6(1):36- 44, 1994 (6/96) Summary

Elliott RL et al. Quality in residency training: Toward a broader, multidimensional definition. Acad Med. 71(3):243-247, 1996 (9:96)
Career Development
Should half of all medical school graduates enter primary care? Acad Med 12(12):1125- 1133, 1995 (1/96) Summary

Meurer LN et al. The state of the literature on primary care specialty choice: Where do we go from here? Acad Med. 71(1):68-77, 1996 (8/96)
Faculty Development

Reid A et al. Assessment of faculty development program outcomes. Fam Med 29(4):242-7, 1997 (7/97)

Roberts KB & DeWitt TG. Faculty development of pediatric practitioners: Complexities in teaching clinical precepting. Peds 97(3):389-93, 1996 (8/97)

Albright CL. Resources for faculty development in family violence. Acad Med 1997; 72 Suppl(Jan):S93- S101, 1997 (9/97)
Computing and Medical Education

Berner ES & Boulware DW.Medical informatics for medical students: Not just because it's there. Med Educ Online. 1:3, 1996 (12/96)

Salas AA, Anderson MB. Introducing information technologies into medical education: Activities of the AAMC. Acad Med 1997;72(3):191-3 (10/97)

Friedman CP. The virtual clinical campus. Acad Med 1996;71(6):647-51 (11/97)

Kripalani S, et al. Computer-assisted self-directed learning: The future of continuing medical education. J Cont Educ Health Prof 1997;17(2)114-20 (12/97)
Change Management

Colwill JM, Perkoff GT, Blake RL, Paden C, Beachler M. Modifying the culture of medical education: The first three years of the RWJ Generalist Physician Initiative. Acad Med. 72(9):745-53, 1997 (5/98)

Gale R, Grant J. AMEE Medical Education Guide No. 10: Managing change in a medical context: Guidelines for action. Med Teacher. 19(4):239-49, 1997 (6/98)

Hojat M, Gonnella JS, Veloski JJ, Erdmann JB. Jefferson Medical College Longitudinal Study: A prototype for evaluation of changes. Education for Health 9(1):99-113, 1996 (7/98)


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