A faculty and resident development program to improve learning and teaching skills.

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  • OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of a faculty and resident medical education development program. STUDY DESIGN: Modules on Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies and evaluation, teaching methods, and Residency Review Committee guidelines were created, beta tested, and installed on a website. Pretests and posttests were developed. Faculty and residents were required to complete the course. At initiation and 6 months after training, residents completed a feedback perception survey. Statistical analysis was performed using Student t test. Pā€‰<ā€‰.05 was considered significant. RESULTS: Forty-nine voluntary faculty members and residents completed the course. The posttest scores on all the ACGME competencies were significantly higher than the pretest scores (Pā€‰<ā€‰.05). The results of the residents' survey indicated that the educational development program significantly improved their perceptions of corrective and immediate feedback by faculty. CONCLUSION: A formal Internet-based program significantly increases short-term cognitive knowledge about the ACGME competencies among participants and improves trainees' perceptions of the quality of faculty feedback up to 6 months after training.
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  • Ogunyemi D; Fung E; Alexander C; Finke D; Solnik J; Azziz R
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  • 127
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  • 131
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