September 19, 2011
A Scrutiny of the Introduction
Here's a great, short essay by Jon F. Claerbout about how to write a good introduction to a scientific article. From the essay:
"You might be able to produce a good introduction without following my formula but if you have trouble producing one that pleases other people (and you would like to finish it and get on with your life), then I suggest you follow my formula."
Journal Club 10/5/2011
We're kicking off the 2011-2012 Journal Club with a prelude to Larry Gruppen's Brownbag talk on 10/12, tentatively titled "Competency-based education: defining the competencies of medical educators."
Get a head start and read it early, submit comments here (likes, dislikes, follow-up citations, etc.). As always, article suggests are always welcome.
Double Header Talk on Thursday 9/22 at 2:00pm
Double header on Thursday, September 22, 2:00pm to 4:00pm in 4448 East Hall (on Church St. between S. University and N. University).
- Talk 1: Michael Siegrist (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Risk communication: The importance of numeracy"
- Talk 2: Julie S. Downs (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Over-Compensation Undermines Strategies for Promoting Healthier
Downs suggests reading this paper:
Strategies for Promoting Healthier Food Choice which has some really cool, unexpected results about the impact of food labeling on health behaviors. From the article:
"In combination, these studies suggest that providing calorie information may have small effects on food choices, but may also produce perverse effects, such as promoting higher calorie consumption among dieters."
September 10, 2011
Quality of Life, Burnout, Educational Debt, and Medical Knowledge Among Internal Medicine Residents
UMich in medical education! A brand new JAMA article.
Dr. Kolars (with some collegues from Mayo) studied causes of physician distress in residents nationwide. A survey of over 16,000 residents found about 15% of residents were very upset about their lives, about 52% had higher levels of emotional exhaustion. These symptoms were associated with high levels of debt and lower levels of medical knowledge.
West CP, Shanafelt TD, Kolars JC. Quality of life, burnout, educational debt, and medical knowledge among internal medicine residents. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2011;306(9):952–960.
September 06, 2011
2011-2012 Journal Club is in the planning stages
Here we go! Please feel free to suggest articles.