Sep 01

Effectively utilising judgement in assessment requires understanding what is deemed ‘fair’. Here the authors demonstrate the multifaceted nature of this construct along with its complexity and contextual nature.

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Sep 01

This scoping review outlines the motivations underlying why Entrustable Professional Activities are rapidly gaining popularity and acceptance in entry-level medicine, nursing, pharmacy and allied health.

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Aug 16

The authors explore what is known about identity development within Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships, suggesting they manifest their benefits and influence identity through continuity, relationships and responsibility.

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Aug 16

Broks et al show that increased Year-1 performance standards improve Year-1 completion rates, but not Bachelor completion rates. An intersectional approach, however, reveals differential effects for subgroups of students.

Read the accompanying article to this audio paper: Effects of raising the bar on medical student study progress: An intersectional approach.

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Aug 02

van der Meer et al. provide a valuable conceptual framework with practical guidelines regarding how to build a Sense of Community in online medical pre-clerkship education.

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Aug 02

When student use of open-resources is novel a disconnect emerges as standard setting panelists perceive a need to increase the pass-mark while the availability of resources actually slows student responding, resulting in no effect on score.

Read the accompanying article to this podcast: Randomised controlled trial of students access to resources in an examination.

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Jul 14

The authors critically appraise “Love and Breakup Letter” methodology, illustrating its value to medical education research through illustrative case studies.

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Jul 14

Exploring the nature of medical students' moral dilemmas in clinical practice, Ribeiro et al. expose how memorable, multidimensional, impactful, and emotionally intense these experiences are.

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Jul 01

Hanrahan et al. examine 31 years worth of data from 5 residency programs and demonstrate a temporal relationship between interview date and applicant rank; earlier interviewees tend to rank higher.

Read the accompanying article to this podcast: You never forget your first? Impact of interview timing on institutional rank order

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Jul 01

While the UK and Australia recognise tensions between local and global goals, Australia appears to prioritise community values and ‘nation building’ whereas UK discourses focus on social mobility and individual responsibility.

Read the accompanying article to this podcast: Meritocratic and fair? The discourse of UK and Australia's widening participation policies.

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