In June 2009, 5 of my good friends in academics and I collaborated to write an article for the journal Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM). This manuscript, entitled Highlights in Emergency Medicine Educational Research: 2008, will be published in AEM in the next few months. We are getting together again to work on the 2009 review.
I'm lucky to be able to work with well-respected and well-published educators in EM. I'm not exactly sure how I got to "roll with this crowd", but I'm thrilled to be able to. I'm following my first rule in academics -- surround yourself with inspiring and dedicated individuals, and you can't steer wrong. Here's the powerhouse team:
- Sue Farrell, MD EdM (Harvard/Brigham)
- Wendy Coates, MD (Harbor-UCLA)
- Gloria Kuhn, MD PhD (Wayne State)
- Jonathan Fisher, MD MPH a.k.a. "Fish" (Beth Israel)
- Philip Shayne, MD (Emory)
- ... and me.
This paper highlighted the 5 best medical education research articles for 2008, relevant to EM. These high-quality articles were selected based on consensus opinion of 6 independent reviewers, using a priori criteria each assessed on a 5-point Likert scale.
- Clarity of the study question
- Applicability of the research design to the study question
- Data collection methods
- Data analysis
- Relevance to teaching
- Generalizability of the results
- Innovation of the study
- Clarity of writing
- Baskin C, Seetharamu N, Mazure B, Vassalo L, Steinberg H et al.: Effect of a CD-ROM-based educational intervention on resident knowledge and adherence to deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis guidelines. J Hosp Med. 2008;3(1):42-7.
- Chenkin J, Lee S, Huynh T, Bandiera G: Procedures can be learned on the Web: a randomized study of ultrasound-guided vascular access teaching. Acad Emerg Med. 2008;Oct15;(10):949-54.
- Lampe CJ, Coates WC, Gill AM: Emergency medicine subinternship: does a standard clinical experience improve performance outcomes? Acad Emerg Med. 2008;15:82-5.
- Wenk M, Waurick R, Schotes D, Wenk M, Gerdes C et al.: Simulation-based medical education is no better than problem-based discussions and induces misjudgment in self-assessment. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2008;Jan 24 [ePub ahead of print]
- Youngblood P, Harter PM, Srivastava S, Moffett S, Heinrichs WL, et al.: Design, development, and evaluation of an online virtual emergency department for training trauma teams. Simul Healthc. 2008;Fall;3(3):146-53.