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Healthy Homes, Healthy Futures: A Home Visitation Curriculum For Pediatric Residents, Kofi D. Essel, Sirisha Yalamanchi, Cara Lichtenstein, Erin Hysom Oct 2016

Healthy Homes, Healthy Futures: A Home Visitation Curriculum For Pediatric Residents, Kofi D. Essel, Sirisha Yalamanchi, Cara Lichtenstein, Erin Hysom

E-Learning Modules

A working knowledge of the home and neighborhood environment is critical to understanding the barriers that families face when struggling with obesity. Most doctors are only given the opportunity to address individuals with obesity in the office setting and usually describe their counseling abilities as ineffective. This focused home visitation curriculum offers a unique tool to improve residents’ understanding of the social determinants of health, how these determinants relate to obesity, and critical obesity-management skills. The curriculum requires residents to review three PowerPoint modules and an article on motivational interviewing. Residents then implement what they have learned by doing two ...


Emerging Roles For Librarians In The Medical School Curriculum And The Impact On Professional Identity, Anne Linton Oct 2016

Emerging Roles For Librarians In The Medical School Curriculum And The Impact On Professional Identity, Anne Linton

Himmelfarb Library Faculty Publications

This article discusses the impact on professional identity for health sciences librarians participating in the curriculum revision and development process. A qualitative survey, designed to examine the current roles, values, and self-identification of health sciences librarians involved in curricular revision, was conducted. The respondents discussed how they had participated in the planning, implementation, and rollout phases of revised curricula. They identified skills and values essential to successful participation and described the impact of expanded professional relationships on new identities as educators, change agents, and problem solvers. The study may add to the knowledge base of skills and attitudes needed for ...


Ramp Up For Research Days : On-Campus + Online = Success, Meaghan Corbett, Brian Mcdonald, Velda Jones, Alexis Ankersen, Gisela Butera Sep 2016

Ramp Up For Research Days : On-Campus + Online = Success, Meaghan Corbett, Brian Mcdonald, Velda Jones, Alexis Ankersen, Gisela Butera

Himmelfarb Library Faculty Posters and Presentations

During fall 2015, Himmelfarb Library and The George Washington University Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) collaborated to increase health sciences student participation in GW’s annual Research Days event. The library launched two new initiatives designed to target both on-campus students and Distance Education (DE) students: six “Ramp Up to Research Days” workshops with both in-class and WebEx components, and a customized Research Days portal within the Health Sciences Research Commons (HSRC) digital repository.


Written And Online Residency Guidebook To Improve Resident Efficiency And Knowledge Of Best Patient Care Practices, Michael Ortiz, Mary C. Ottolini, Dewesh Agrawal Jul 2016

Written And Online Residency Guidebook To Improve Resident Efficiency And Knowledge Of Best Patient Care Practices, Michael Ortiz, Mary C. Ottolini, Dewesh Agrawal

E-Learning Modules

**Contains time-sensitive information that will likely be inaccurate, obsolete, or irrelevant by December 01, 2018**

Residents at most institutions change rotations every 2 to 4 weeks. It often takes significant time for residents to become acclimated to the different protocols, expectations, and environments of each unique rotation. As a result, residents often spend time searching for answers, time that could be spent in outside learning and direct patient care. The goal of this resource is to provide a novel guidebook that improves residents’ efficiency and knowledge of best patient care practices. The guidebook begins with an introductory chapter with key ...


Fosces: Adding Another Library Tile To The Medical School Mosaic, Alexandra Gomes, Thomas Harrod May 2016

Fosces: Adding Another Library Tile To The Medical School Mosaic, Alexandra Gomes, Thomas Harrod

Himmelfarb Library Faculty Posters and Presentations

The 2014 launch of the revised medical school curriculum provided new opportunities for librarians to collaborate with faculty. Due to past informatics instruction in the first year curriculum, we were invited to expand this content as part of a new formative Objective Structured Clinical Examination (FOSCE) initiative. This poster will describe the development and implementation of the FOSCE informatics curriculum.

In FOSCEs, small groups of students rotated through simulated patient encounters in order to demonstrate their clinical knowledge and skills. Due to simulation center logistics, students alternated between skills demonstration and informatics activities. The informatics component consisted of fifty minute ...


Clinical Public Health Integration In Medical School Curriculum: Transitioning Medical Student Training From Medical Problems To Health Solutions, Ashtin Jeney, Bridget C. Huysman, Jamie Majdi, Kent Aje, Madeline Taskier, David K. Popiel, Lawrence R. Deyton, Karla Bartholomew Mar 2016

Clinical Public Health Integration In Medical School Curriculum: Transitioning Medical Student Training From Medical Problems To Health Solutions, Ashtin Jeney, Bridget C. Huysman, Jamie Majdi, Kent Aje, Madeline Taskier, David K. Popiel, Lawrence R. Deyton, Karla Bartholomew

GW Research Days 2016 - Present

The current chronic disease burden, growing health disparities, and evolution of our healthcare system require that medical students be equipped with basic public health education to effectively manage patients, navigate the healthcare system, and advocate for health(1,2,3,4,5,6). The Institute of Medicine and the AAMC emphasize the need for physicians to be trained in public health(1,8). The inaugural year of the revised curriculum at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GW SMHS) represented a first step at the institution to integrate clinical public health into medical education. As part ...


Otolaryngology For Internal Medicine: Increasing Exposure To Otolaryngology Using Computer Assisted Instruction, Arielle Thal, Philip Zapanta Mar 2016

Otolaryngology For Internal Medicine: Increasing Exposure To Otolaryngology Using Computer Assisted Instruction, Arielle Thal, Philip Zapanta

GW Research Days 2016 - Present

It has been well identified in previous literature that there is a lack of otolaryngology teaching for general practitioners. There is not currently a standardized curriculum for otolaryngology in undergraduate medical education or during residency for those pursuing a general field such as Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Family Medicine. While the need for more exposure to otolaryngology within these fields has been well documented, as 25% of primary care complaints are otolaryngology related, little has been done to identify the best method for educational intervention. Important topics for inclusion in such a curriculum have been identified and methods ...


Medical Student Competency In Wound Care Guidelines, Sophia Akhiyat, Sean Mcnish, Kara S. Couch, Victoria K. Shanmugam Mar 2016

Medical Student Competency In Wound Care Guidelines, Sophia Akhiyat, Sean Mcnish, Kara S. Couch, Victoria K. Shanmugam

GW Research Days 2016 - Present

Chronic wounds that have failed to heal after 3 months of appropriate wound care affect approximately 6.5 million people in the US with a prevalence of 1% and costs estimated at $25 billion per year. Medical students currently receive limited wound care training, yet to effectively manage chronic wounds, providers must both understand the biology of healing, and also remain up-to-date with wound care guidelines published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The purpose of this student-led project was to investigate medical students' knowledge and comfort with wound care guidelines.


Vancouver, Wa: Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Student Resilience, Center For Health And Health Care In Schools Jan 2016

Vancouver, Wa: Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Student Resilience, Center For Health And Health Care In Schools

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

No abstract provided.


Knowledge, Attitudes, And Practices Of Florida Physicians Regarding Dengue Before And After An Educational Intervention., Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, Aileen Chang, Renee Jiddou-Yaldoo, Kay M Tomashek, Danielle Stanek, Leena Anil, Paola Lichtenberger Jan 2016

Knowledge, Attitudes, And Practices Of Florida Physicians Regarding Dengue Before And After An Educational Intervention., Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, Aileen Chang, Renee Jiddou-Yaldoo, Kay M Tomashek, Danielle Stanek, Leena Anil, Paola Lichtenberger

Medicine Faculty Publications

BACKGROUND: Failure to recognize and appropriately manage dengue early in the clinical course may result in late initiation of supportive treatment for severe disease. In Florida, travel-related and autochthonous dengue occur and are likely under-recognized. The objective of this study was to evaluate physician knowledge of dengue and its management before and after an educational intervention in Florida.

METHODS: From 2012-13 we conducted 14 grand-rounds style lectures on dengue clinical management attended by 413 physicians, and analyzed data from the pre- and post-tests.

RESULTS: Of those attending, 231 and 220 completed the pre-and post-tests, respectively. Overall, the mean pre-test score ...