“I need you to forgive yourself”: Shame in Medicine and Medical Education

On this episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast, guests Will Bynum, MD, Lara Varpio, PhD, and Ashley Adams, MD, join Toni Gallo and former Academic Medicine editor-in-chief David Sklar, MD, to discuss shame in medicine and medical education, what it is and how it can be studied, and their research and other work in this area. …

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Supporting American Indian Students in Pursuing Careers in Medicine and Science: Celebrating Research and Cultural Identity

On the Academic Medicine Podcast, hosts Toni Gallo and assistant editor for trainee engagement Lala Forrest (@Lala_Forrest) and guests Drs. Maija Holsti and Sam Hawkins discuss the Native American Research Internship program (@NARI_UofU) at the University of Utah, which is open to Native college students across the United States who are interested in pursuing biomedical …

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The Art of Education Research: Reflections on the Philosophy of Science Series

I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture. –Bob Ross1 I’m a former arts teacher who ended up working in health professions education (HPE) research. I absolutely love my job, but I never could have imagined I’d end up working in this field. And what a pleasure it …

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A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘N Roll: Using Different Paradigms to Conduct Your HPE Work

On the Academic Medicine Podcast, hosts Toni Gallo and associate editor Dr. Bridget O’Brien (@bobrien_15) and guests Drs. Lara Varpio (@LaraVarpio) and Anna MacLeod (@ammacleod) discuss the recently published Philosophy of Science series. This collection of articles has something for everyone. It includes primers on 7 different paradigms (or collections of ideas about how we …

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Tips for Reporting P Values, Confidence Intervals, and Power Analyses in Health Professions Education Research: Just Do It!

By: Colin P. West, MD, PhD, Eduardo F. Abbott, MD, and David A. Cook, MD, MHPE Basic statistical results, including P values, confidence intervals, and power analyses, are variably reported in scientific publications and frequently misunderstood or misapplied. In our current article, Abbott et al, we examined the current prevalence and evolution over time in …

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Advancing the Community of Qualitative Research in Health Professions Education: What’s the role of conceptual frameworks in qualitative research?

Editor’s Note: The following post is part of a series of Peer Reviewer Resources written by some of Academic Medicine's top peer reviewers. Read other peer review posts. By: Bridget C. O’Brien, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine and the Office of Research and Development in Medical Education at the University of California, San Francisco When …

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10 Tips for Reviewing a Qualitative Paper

  Editor’s Note: The following post is part of a series of Peer Reviewer Resources written by some of Academic Medicine's top peer reviewers. Read other peer review posts. By: Carol-anne Moulton, MD, FRACS, MEd, PhD, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, and Priyanka Patel, MSc, Wilson Center, University Health Network, University of Toronto This is a …

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An Introduction to Reviewing the Statistical Methods in a Study

Editor’s Note: The following post is part of a series of Peer Reviewer Resources written by some of Academic Medicine's top peer reviewers. Check back each Thursday for the next post in the series. Read more about our Peer Reviewer Resources.  By: Colin P. West, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and biostatistics, Division of General …

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Practical Strategies for Enhancing the Peer Review of Manuscripts

Editor’s Note: The following post is part of a series of Peer Reviewer Resources written by some of Academic Medicine's top peer reviewers. Check back each Thursday for the next post in the series. Read more about our Peer Reviewer Resources.  By: Sheila W. Chauvin, PhD, MEd, professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, and School of …

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Making Peer Review Fulfilling Work

Editor’s Note: The following post is part of a series of Peer Reviewer Resources written by some of Academic Medicine's top peer reviewers. Check back each Thursday for the next post in the series. Read more about our Peer Reviewer Resources.  By: Thomas S. Huddle MD, PhD, professor of medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, UAB School of …

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