title-amexpArticles from the March issue of Academic Medicine are now available online ahead of print!

Available now online are the newest Academic Medicine articles addressing a number of the most pressing issues facing the academic medicine community. Keep reading for more details.


Creating a Longitudinal Environment of Awareness: Teaching Professionalism Outside the Anatomy Laboratory
Jones, from his perspective as a medical student, describes the goal of incorporating professionalism into all basic science courses—the creation of a longitudinal, cohesive environment of awareness.

Balancing Personalized Medicine and Personalized Care
Cornetta and Brown discuss how new genetic technologies promise to revolutionize medical care, but raise issues regarding patients’ expectations of personalized care. They make recommendations regarding personalized medicine.


A Multi-Institutional Medical Educational Collaborative: Advocacy Training in California Pediatric Residency Programs
Chamberlain and colleagues describe a successful educational collaborative that disseminates educational resources and provides faculty development to advance residents’ training in advocacy and other areas.

MiPLAN: A Learner-Centered Model for Bedside Teaching in Today’s Academic Medical Centers
Stickrath and colleagues describe this three-part model that is designed to enable clinical teachers to provide care to patients while assessing learners, determining high-yield teaching topics, and providing feedback to learners.

Employee Health Benefit Redesign at the Academic Health Center: A Case Study
Marshall and colleagues describe an employee health benefit redesign implemented at Penn State Hershey Medical Center that has led to reduced costs, increased use of the Penn State network, and increased employee utilization of wellness and preventive programs.

The Community Leaders Institute: An Innovative Program to Train Community Leaders in Health Research
Crosby and colleagues describe a program designed to enhance academic-community research, integrate the interests of community leaders and AHC researchers, and build research capacity and competencies within the community.

Creating “Innovator’s DNA” in Health Care Education
Armstrong and Barsion discuss how health care educator development programs can use the five innovator’s skills (associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting) to produce change agents and change in medicine.

Research Reports

Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health: TRIUMPH
Haq and colleagues report that early, short-term outcomes confirm that the University of Wisconsin’s Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health program is achieving its desired goals: attracting and preparing medical students to work with urban underserved communities.

Medical Students’ Experiences with Authorship in Biomedical Research: A National Survey 
Karani and colleagues explored authorship issues related to medical students’ research projects, assessed their knowledge about authorship issues in biomedical research, and determined their interest in learning about authorship guidelines.

Estimating Learning Outcomes from Pre- and Posttest Student Self-Assessments: A Longitudinal Study 
Schiekirka and colleagues’ evaluation strategy may assist medical teachers in identifying strengths and weaknesses of a particular course regarding specific learning objectives.

Can Incorporating Inpatient Overnight Work Hours into a Pediatric Clerkship Improve the Clerkship Experience for Students?
Talib and colleagues, using a historical controls study and a brief survey, studied the effects of overnight work hours on medical students’ perceptions of and performance in an internal medicine clerkship.

If Every Fifth Physician Is Affected by Burnout, What About the Other Four? Resilience Strategies of Experienced Physicians
Zwack and Schweitzer interviewed 200 German physicians to identify the strategies they used to promote health and foster resilience.

Developing a Unified List of Physicians’ Reasoning Tasks During Clinical Encounters
Goldszmidt and colleagues developed a unified list of physicians’ reasoning tasks, or what they reason about, during clinical encounters to provide a common language for discussing, teaching, and researching clinical reasoning. 

How Do Social Networks and Faculty Development Courses Affect Clinical Supervisors’ Adoption of a Medical Education Innovation? An Exploratory Study
Jippes and colleagues argue that a clinical supervisor’s social network may be as important as faculty development course participation in determining whether the supervisor adopts an educational innovation.

“URM Candidates Are Encouraged to Apply”: A National Study to Identify Effective Strategies to Enhance Racial and Ethnic Faculty Diversity in Academic Departments of Medicine
Peek and colleagues analyzed URM faculty rank by demographics and diversity best practices for 66 schools. Their interviews showed that institutional leadership and human capital were associated with higher URM rank.

The Construct and Criterion Validity of the Mini-CEX: A Meta-Analysis of the Published Research
Al Ansari and colleagues report that the construct and criterion validity of the mini-CEX were supported, indicating it is an important instrument for the direct observation of trainees’ clinical performance.

A Bibliometric Analysis of Evaluative Medical Education Studies: Characteristics and Indexing Accuracy
Sampson and colleagues analyzed records of articles published in five medical education and five general and internal medicine journals to determine types of research, learner levels, and indexing accuracy.

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