Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
- Practice on an augmented reality/haptic simulator and library of virtual brains improves residents' ability to perform a ventriculostomyRachel Yudkowsky
Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Simul Healthc 8:25-31. 2013..We studied the impact of simulation-based practice with a library of virtual brains on neurosurgery residents' performance in simulated and live surgical ventriculostomies...
- A hypothesis-driven physical examination learning and assessment procedure for medical students: initial validity evidenceRachel Yudkowsky
Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 50612, USA
Med Educ 43:729-40. 2009..A hypothesis-driven PE (HDPE) learning and assessment procedure was developed to provide targeted practice and assessment in anticipating, eliciting and interpreting critical aspects of the PE in the context of diagnostic challenges...
- Setting standards for performance tests: a pilot study of a three-level Angoff methodRachel Yudkowsky
UIC Department of Medical Education, 963 CME, 808 S Wood, MC 591, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Acad Med 83:S13-6. 2008..This study piloted a three-level Angoff in which items were assigned to "Yes," "No," or "Maybe" categories...
- Simpler standards for local performance examinations: the Yes/No Angoff and whole-test EbelRachel Yudkowsky
Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612 7309, USA
Teach Learn Med 20:212-7. 2008..The whole-test Ebel and Yes/No Angoff methods offer the possibility of faster and easier standard-setting exercises for local, medium-stakes performance exams...
- Two perspectives on the indicators of quality in psychiatry residencies: program directors' and residents'Rachel Yudkowsky
Department of Mmedical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Acad Med 77:57-64. 2002..To determine whether psychiatry program directors and residents agree on the characteristics most important in determining the quality of a residency program...
- Developing an institution-based assessment of resident communication and interpersonal skillsRachel Yudkowsky
UIC Clinical Performance Center, Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Acad Med 81:1115-22. 2006..The authors describe the development and validation of an institution-wide, cross-specialty assessment of residents' communication and interpersonal skills, including related components of patient care and professionalism...
- Residents anticipating, eliciting and interpreting physical findingsRachel Yudkowsky
Department of Medical Education MC 591, UIC College of Medicine, 808 South Wood Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Med Educ 40:1141-2. 2006
- Prior experiences associated with residents' scores on a communication and interpersonal skill OSCERachel Yudkowsky
Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, USA
Patient Educ Couns 62:368-73. 2006..This exploratory study investigated whether prior task experience and comfort correlate with scores on an assessment of patient-centered communication...
- Assessing the head-to-toe physical examination skills of medical studentsRachel Yudkowsky
Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Med Teach 26:415-9. 2004..Patient instructors can be trained to acceptable accuracy and reliability despite the length and complexity of the exercise, and can provide effective feedback and teaching targeted to individual student deficiencies...
- Ensuring medical student competency in basic procedural skillsRachel Yudkowsky
Department of Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Med Educ 39:515-6. 2005
- Beyond fulfilling the core competencies: an objective structured clinical examination to assess communication and interpersonal skills in a surgical residencyRachel Yudkowsky
Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Curr Surg 61:499-503. 2004..We report our institution's experience using a series of standardized patient encounters in an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) to evaluate CIS in surgical residents...
- Unannounced standardized patient assessment of the roter interaction analysis system: the challenge of measuring patient-centered communicationSaul J Weiner
University of Illinois at Chicago, 105 CMW MC 784, 1853 W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Gen Intern Med 28:254-60. 2013..If PCC measures do not capture elements of the interaction that determine whether the resulting care plan is patient-centered, they will confound efforts to link PCC to outcomes...
- Contextual errors and failures in individualizing patient care: a multicenter studySaul J Weiner
Veterans Affairs Center for the Management of Complex Chronic Care, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois 60612 7324, Chicago, USA
Ann Intern Med 153:69-75. 2010..In contrast to biomedical errors, which are not patient-specific, contextual errors represent a failure to individualize care...
- Quality control of an OSCE using generalizability theory and many-faceted Rasch measurementCherdsak Iramaneerat
Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 13:479-93. 2008..We concluded that generalizability and MFRM analyses provided useful complementary information for monitoring and improving the quality of an OSCE...
- Toward meaningful evaluation of clinical competence: the role of direct observation in clerkship ratingsMemoona Hasnain
Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA
Acad Med 79:S21-4. 2004..The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of direct observation on reliability and validity evidence for family medicine clerkship ratings of clinical performance...
- Evaluating physician performance at individualizing care: a pilot study tracking contextual errors in medical decision makingSaul J Weiner
Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Med Decis Making 27:726-34. 2007..The purpose of this study was to develop and test a methodology for measuring physicians' performance at contextualizing care and compare it to their performance at planning biomedically appropriate care...
- Rater errors in a clinical skills assessment of medical studentsCherdsak Iramaneerat
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Eval Health Prof 30:266-83. 2007....
- Uncharted territory: measuring costs of diagnostic errors outside the medical recordAlan Schwartz
Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois, 808 S Wood St, 986 CME Mail Code 591, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
BMJ Qual Saf 21:918-24. 2012..They can also discern which errors can be identified exclusively from a review of the medical records...
- Validity evidence for an OSCE to assess competency in systems-based practice and practice-based learning and improvement: a preliminary investigationPrathibha Varkey
Division of Preventive and Occupational Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
Acad Med 83:775-80. 2008..To determine the psychometric properties and validity of an OSCE to assess the competencies of Practice-Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI) and Systems-Based Practice (SBP) in graduate medical education...
- Procedures for establishing defensible absolute passing scores on performance examinations in health professions educationSteven M Downing
Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612 7309, USA
Teach Learn Med 18:50-7. 2006....
- Assessing students' ability to detect melanomas using standardized patients and moulageClaudia Hernandez
Department of Dermatology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Electronic address
J Am Acad Dermatol 68:e83-8. 2013..Detection of melanoma by physicians via opportunistic surveillance during focused physical examinations may reduce mortality. Medical students may not encounter a clinical case of melanoma during a dermatology clerkship...
- Validity evidence for a new checklist evaluating consultations, the 5Cs modelChad S Kessler
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Acad Med 87:1408-12. 2012....
- Microteaching and standardized students support faculty development for clinical teachingMark H Gelula
Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 60612 7309, USA
Acad Med 77:941. 2002..A program was developed that supports these four activities and includes clinical faculty from medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy...
- A prospective, randomized, controlled study demonstrating a novel, effective model of transfer of care between physicians: the 5 Cs of consultationChad S Kessler
Departments of Emergency Medicine, Jesse Brown VA Hospital, and University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Acad Emerg Med 19:968-74. 2012....
- Virtual reality training in neurosurgery: Review of current status and future applicationsAli Alaraj
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, USA
Surg Neurol Int 2:52. 2011..Early systems have demonstrated their effectiveness and discriminative ability. Newer systems enable the development of comprehensive curricula and full procedural simulations...
- Using standardised students in faculty development workshops to improve clinical teaching skillsMark H Gelula
Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA
Med Educ 37:621-9. 2003..Standardised students are actual health professions students who are trained to portray a prototypical teaching challenge consistently across many encounters with different faculty participants...
- The qualities and skills of exemplary pediatric hospitalist educators: a qualitative studyH Barrett Fromme
Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Acad Med 85:1905-13. 2010..To identify the qualities and skills of exemplary and ideal pediatric hospitalist educators...
- Perceptions of effective and ineffective nurse-physician communication in hospitalsF Patrick Robinson
Chamberlain College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, USA
Nurs Forum 45:206-16. 2010..The purpose of this study was to explore nurse and physician perceptions of effective and ineffective communication between the two professions...
- Patient-care-related telephone communication between general surgery residents and attending surgeonsRoy Phitayakorn
Department of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
J Am Coll Surg 206:742-50. 2008