Navigating Clinical Ethics: Using Real Case Constellations to Guide Learners and Teachers in Medicine

Case-based learning is a staple of clinical ethics education in medicine. The sources for medical educators generally are lengthy case books or single, often rare, case analyses in the literature. Busy clinicians may not have the time or inclination to sift through case books to find suitable teaching material, and the latter present unusual cases...

On “Does Timing of Internal Medicine Residency Interview Affect Likelihood of Matching?”

To the Editor: Heidemann and colleagues analyzed the timing of internal medicine interviews and concluded that the interview date had no major influence on matching at their program.1 We believe that a more circumspect interpretation of the results is...

Effects of Starting a Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program on Quality Measures of Colonoscopy

Objectives: Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is the most established indicator of the quality of screening colonoscopy. The effect of gastroenterology (GI) fellows on the quality of screening colonoscopies has been evaluated previously; however, the effect of starting a new GI fellowship program on the quality of screening colonoscopies has not been...

Commentary on “Effects of Starting a Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program on Quality Measures of Colonoscopy”

The benefits that hospitals derive from subspecialty trainees include prestige, financial reimbursement, servitude, and instruction of other fellows and house staff. Relatively little has been written about the effects of a subspecialty fellowship on the attending physician staff and patient care. The article by Othman and colleagues helps to...

Resident and Faculty Perceptions of Chart-Stimulated Recall

Objectives: Chart-stimulated recall (CSR) is a case-based interviewing technique advocated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as an assessment tool across a variety of clinical competencies, yet resident and faculty perceptions of this exercise have not been reported previously. The authors incorporated a CSR exercise into...