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Principal Investigator: Barbara A. Goff, M.D
Grant Amount/ Duration: $48,669 for a two-year project
Project Title: "Development of an Objective Structured Assessment of Surgical Skills"
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Brian Hodges, MD, MEd, FRCPC, vice chair (education) of the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Torontos Faculty of Medicine, received his MD in 1989 from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and an MEd in health professional education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 1995. He is the recipient of several awards from Canadian medical association bodies for the best presentation by a newly established investigator and for distinguished service in medical education. Dr. Hodges and his colleagues have previously received funding from the Medical Council of Canada for related research, and he was a co-investigator on a 1996-97 NBME Fund project (A Systematic Evaluation of the Use of Adolescent Standardized Patients in the OSCE Format; Mark Hanson, MD, principal investigator). He has copublished widely on research of the use of OSCEs in psychiatry training.
Expected fall out of the project are:
Lifelong learning is an essential element of professionalism. In response to the demand for an operational measure of lifelong learning, we developed the Jefferson Scale of Physician Lifelong Learning (JSPLL, 19 Likert-type items). By surveying 444 physicians from the Greater Philadelphia region we provided evidence in support of the psychometric properties of the JSPLL in a previous research study supported by the NBME Stemmler Fund. Nonetheless, the following three questions remain to be addressed by using a nationwide sample of physicians:
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II. What are the predictors of physician lifelong learning? We will examine the contribution of the following measures in predicting the JSPLL (components and total) scores: Academic performance prior to medical school (MCAT, undergraduate GPAs), during medical school (performance in the basic and clinical sciences, rating of clinical competence in core clerkships), scores of the medical licensing examinations (Steps 1, 2, and 3, of the USMLE, formerly Parts I, II and III of the NBME), and ratings of postgraduate clinical competence in three areas of "data gathering," "interpersonal skills," and "socioeconomic aspects of patient care."
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III. What are the professional outcomes of physician lifelong learning? We will examine the associations between the JSPLL (components and total) scores and professional outcomes such as board certification, employment status, satisfaction with career, work setting, patient load, teaching, research, publications, and other practice variables. A survey will be mailed to a nationwide sample of 5,412 physicians who graduated from Jefferson Medical College between 1975 and 2000. Multivariate statistical analyses (MANOVA and regression) will be employed. The study will lead to a better understanding of the predictors and professional outcomes of lifelong learning, and a refined assessment instrument useful for the evaluation of lifelong learning among different groups of physicians.
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Principal Investigator: Melanie C. Wright, PhD
Grant Amount / Duration: $69,718.00 / 2 years
Project Title: Assessment and Prediction of Teamwork