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Transfer of training from an internal medicine boot camp to the workplace: enhancing and hindering factors.

BMC Med Educ 2021 Sep 10;21(1):485. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors, Stirling Road, Scotland, FK5 4WR, Larbert, UK.

Background: The transfer of training to the workplace is the aim of training interventions. Three primary factors influence transfer: trainee characteristics, training design and work environment influences. Within medical education, the work environment factors influencing transfer of training remain underexplored. Read More

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September 2021

Impact of an end-of-fourth-year emergency medicine bootcamp.

Int J Emerg Med 2021 Sep 3;14(1):48. Epub 2021 Sep 3.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, One Deaconess Road, Rosenberg Building 2, Boston, MA, 02215, USA.

Background: The final months of the fourth-year of medical school are variable in educational and clinical experience, and the effect on clinical knowledge and preparedness for residency is unclear. Specialty-specific "bootcamps" are a growing trend in medical education aimed at increasing clinical knowledge, procedural skills, and confidence prior to the start of residency.

Methods: We developed a 4-week Emergency Medicine (EM) bootcamp offered during the final month of medical school. Read More

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September 2021

GARLA: Integrating Traditional and Modern Methodologies in Anatomy Education.

Med Sci Educ 2020 Dec 31;30(4):1727-1728. Epub 2020 Aug 31.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH USA.

GARLA is an anatomy curriculum that combines dissection with applied anatomy. A two-week intensive dissection Boot-Camp is followed by a tripartite curriculum consisting of Gross Anatomy using a mixed reality headset, radiology, and physical exam/ultrasound skills. Student feedback has generally been positive. Read More

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December 2020

Teaching Psychiatric Emergencies Using Simulation: an Experience During the Boot Camp.

Med Sci Educ 2020 Dec 8;30(4):1481-1486. Epub 2020 Oct 8.

Department of Psychiatry, Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso, 5001 El Paso Drive, El Paso, TX 79905 USA.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to prepare fourth-year medical students to recognize psychiatric emergencies using simulation technology. The learning experience is accomplished during the boot camp activity designed to train fourth-year medical students in different competencies before transitioning to residency.

Methods: Ninety-eight fourth-year medical students at Paul L. Read More

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December 2020

Enhanced stress-resilience training for surgical trainees.

BJS Open 2021 07;5(4)

Department of Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea Bay University Health Board, Swansea, UK.

Introduction: Core surgical training programmes are associated with a high risk of burnout. This study aimed to assess the influence of a novel enhanced stress-resilience training (ESRT) course delivered at the start of core surgical training in a single UK statutory education body.

Method: All newly appointed core surgical trainees (CSTs) were invited to participate in a 5-week ESRT course teaching mindfulness-based exercises to develop tools to deal with stress at work and burnout. Read More

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How to Implement a Simulation-Based Education Programme: Lessons from the UK Urology Simulation Boot Camp.

Indian J Surg 2021 Jul 7:1-9. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Department of Urology, Saint James' Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK.

The operative and non-technical skills exposure of urology trainees has reduced due to a number of factors, including the European Working Time Directive, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Simulation-based education (SBE) is an innovative addition to clinical experience which can begin to address the skills-based learning deficiency in order to help trainees meet their curriculum requirements and optimise the exposure required for a trainee to become a competent general urology consultant. Surgical simulation is an effective training tool but has a complex implementation process, requiring considerable planning tailored to specific educational targets, to ensure it is sustainable and reproducible. Read More

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Essential yet Ill-defined: leadership roles to support fourth-year medical students in pediatrics.

Med Educ Online 2021 Dec;26(1):1950108

Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.

Background: Few studies have been published about specialty-specific fourth-year medical student leadership in any discipline. This paper provides insight from pediatric educators about the current status and recommendations for pediatric-specific fourth-year leaders.

Objective: To identify the prevalence of pediatric fourth-year medical student directors across the US and Canada and to compare current and ideal responsibilities for this role. Read More

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December 2021

In-person versus virtual suturing and knot-tying curricula: Skills training during the COVID-19 era.

Surgery 2021 Jul 2. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Electronic address: https://twitter.com/dallastrauma.

Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 restrictions on in-person simulation activities necessitated modifying the traditional boot camp skills curriculum for matriculating PGY1 general surgery residents to a virtual format. This study investigated the relative effectiveness of in-person versus virtual instruction on the development of suturing and knot-tying skills.

Methods: In all, 55 residents participated in a validated, proficiency-based, preinternship skills curriculum, 26 in 2019 and 29 in 2020. Read More

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Surgical simulation supplements reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship training.

F S Rep 2020 Sep 28;1(2):154-161. Epub 2020 Sep 28.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Objective: To assess if a surgical boot camp improves laparoscopic skill among reproduction endocrinology and infertility (REI) fellows and increases fellow desire to incorporate surgical skills into practice and to examine whether fellowship in vitro fertilization (IVF) volume correlates with surgical efficiency.

Design: Prospective evaluation.

Setting: Simulation Center. Read More

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September 2020

Design and assessment of a penile fracture simulation model.

Actas Urol Esp 2021 Jun 28. Epub 2021 Jun 28.

Department of Urology, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, Escocia.

Objective: To design and assess a novel penile fracture simulation model for teaching penile fracture repair.

Methods: We used a validated circumcision simulator to create a model. Foreskin for a circumcision was divided into two halves. Read More

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Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on doctors' core workplace needs: a qualitative study of internal medicine trainees in Scotland.

BMJ Open 2021 06 30;11(6):e053506. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors, Larbert, UK.

Objectives: This study aimed to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the workplace core needs of internal medicine (IM) trainees in Scotland.

Design: This qualitative study used an observational approach of interprofessional workshops combined with subsequent individual interviews with IM trainees. Workshops and interviews were audiorecorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed utilising NVivo software. Read More

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Residency Prep Course Instills Confidence in Interns.

Kans J Med 2021 21;14:149-152. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS.

Introduction: Physicians entering surgical residency often feel unprepared for tasks expected of them beginning July 1, including responding to pages, writing orders, doing procedures independently, and a multitude of other requirements. Our aim was to design a surgical boot camp to help graduating senior medical students feel more confident entering residency.

Methods: A two-week intensive surgery residency prep course was conducted in the spring of 2019 at an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited General Surgery residency program. Read More

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Improving sleep medicine education among health professions trainees.

J Clin Sleep Med 2021 Jun 22. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

Study Objectives: Despite increasing recognition of its importance, sleep medicine education remains limited during medical training. We sought to assess the baseline knowledge of a group of health professions trainees and to determine whether an educational sleep medicine "boot camp" led to improvement in sleep medicine knowledge.

Methods: Participants attended a two-day introduction to sleep medicine course designed for new sleep medicine fellows in July 2017 and 2018. Read More

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Intensive preoperative ostomy education for the radical cystectomy patient.

Urol Oncol 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

University of Kansas Medical Center - Department of Urology, 2000 Olathe Blvd. Kansas City, KS 66160. Electronic address:

Objectives: Patients undergoing radical cystectomy with ileal conduit formation usually receive training on the use of their stoma during their initial hospitalization - while actively recovering from surgery - often with little follow-up or reinforcement. Many of these patients are not equipped to deal with these significant body changes, which can lead to additional clinic visits, stoma-related complications, and decreased patient satisfaction/health-related quality of life (HRQOL). In an effort to improve patient education, we sought to evaluate the feasibility of implementing a preoperative comprehensive stoma education session termed the "stoma bootcamp" for patients scheduled for a radical cystectomy and ileal conduit (RCIC). Read More

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A Prospective, Non-randomized Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy Study of a Telemedicine-Enabled Co-management Intervention for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes and Moderate Anxiety and/or Depression.

Sci Diabetes Self Manag Care 2021 Apr;47(2):144-152

MedStar Diabetes Institute, Washington, DC.

Purpose: The primary aim of this pilot study was to examine the feasibility of codelivering a mental health intervention with an evidence-based type 2 diabetes (T2DM) boot camp care management program. The preliminary impact of participation on symptom scores for depression and anxiety and A1C was also examined.

Methods: This was a 12-week, non-randomized pilot intervention conducted with a convenience sample of adults with uncontrolled T2DM and moderate depression and/or anxiety at an urban teaching hospital. Read More

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Oncology boot camp: A preparatory curriculum for advanced pharmacy practice experience students.

J Oncol Pharm Pract 2021 May 22:10781552211019116. Epub 2021 May 22.

Union University College of Pharmacy, Jackson, TN, USA.

Introduction: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an autonomous oncology boot camp on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) student knowledge. Secondary objectives included assessing student perception of the virtual learning experience and overall comfort level with the material.

Methods: APPE students rotating through our institution between November 2019 and March 2020 were voluntarily enrolled in a 4-hour oncology-focused boot camp, which included five PlayPosit (Denver, CO, USA) interactive video lectures embedded with case-based application questions followed by one comprehensive web-based Quandary (Victoria, BC, Canada) action-maze case. Read More

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Behavioral interventions to improve population health outreach for hepatitis C screening: randomized clinical trial.

BMJ 2021 05 18;373:n1022. Epub 2021 May 18.

Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Objective: To evaluate whether opt out framing, messaging incorporating behavioral science concepts, or electronic communication increases the uptake of hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening in patients born between 1945 and 1965.

Design: Pragmatic randomized controlled trial.

Setting: 43 primary care practices from one academic health system (Philadelphia, PA, USA) between April 2019 and May 2020. Read More

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Triage and Recovery of STEM Laboratory Skills.

J Microbiol Biol Educ 2021 31;22(1). Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Biological Sciences and Geology, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York, Bayside, NY 11364.

The global COVID-19 pandemic left universities with few options but to turn to remote learning. With much effort, STEM courses made this change in modality; however, many laboratory skills, such as measurement and handling equipment, are more difficult to teach in an online learning environment. A cohort of instructors who are part of the NSF RCN-UBE funded Sustainable, Transformative Engagement across a Multi-Institution/Multidisciplinary STEM (STEM) Network (a working group of faculty from two community colleges and three 4-year universities) analyzed introductory biology and chemistry courses to identify essential laboratory skills that students will need in advanced courses. Read More

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An enhanced approach to simulation-based mastery learning: optimising the educational impact of a novel, National Postgraduate Medical Boot Camp.

Adv Simul (Lond) 2021 Apr 26;6(1):15. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Medical Education Directorate, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK.

Background: Simulation-based mastery learning (SBML) is an effective, evidence-based methodology for procedural skill acquisition, but its application may be limited by its resource intensive nature. To address this issue, an enhanced SBML programme has been developed by the addition of both pre-learning and peer learning components. These components allowed the enhanced programme to be scaled up and delivered to 106 postgraduate doctors participating in a national educational teaching programme. Read More

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Development of a National Academic Boot Camp to Improve Fellowship Readiness.

ATS Sch 2020 Dec 22;2(1):49-65. Epub 2020 Dec 22.

Pulmonary Critical Care Section, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California; and.

Pulmonary and critical care medicine (PCCM) fellowship requires a high degree of medical knowledge and procedural competency. Gaps in fellowship readiness can result in significant trainee anxiety related to starting fellowship training.

To improve fellowship readiness and alleviate anxiety for PCCM-bound trainees by improving confidence in procedural skills and cognitive domains. Read More

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December 2020

Musculoskeletal Education: An Assessment of the Value of the American Academy of Pediatrics Musculoskeletal Boot Camp Course in Improving Clinical Confidence of Pediatricians Managing Common Musculoskeletal Conditions.

Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2021 05 26;60(4-5):241-246. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Orthopaedics, Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA.

In 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Orthopaedics established an annual Musculoskeletal (MSK) Boot Camp course to fill the gaps in MSK knowledge, performance, and outcomes for pediatricians and primary care doctors. A standardized one-day curriculum of key MSK topics was developed including short lectures, hands-on workshops, debates, live webinars, and Q&A sessions. A survey was created to evaluate attendee confidence related to diagnosing 20 common MSK conditions in children and adolescents at the beginning and end of the course. Read More

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Survey data on orientations, boot camps, and pre-matriculation programs in schools/colleges of pharmacy.

Data Brief 2021 Apr 3;35:106938. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Department of Math and Science, Lincoln Memorial University, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752, United States of America.

A survey about orientations, boot camps, and pre-matriculation programs in schools/colleges of pharmacy was approved by the South College Institutional Review Board (IRB). The survey was sent electronically to Assistant/Associate Deans of Academic Affairs or administrators in similar positions at schools/colleges of pharmacy in October 2016. The survey was closed two months later, in December, with 50 responses. Read More

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The Impact of Electronic Health Record-Based Simulation During Intern Boot Camp: Interventional Study.

JMIR Med Educ 2021 Mar 9;7(1):e25828. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, United States.

Background: Accurate data retrieval is an essential part of patient care in the intensive care unit (ICU). The electronic health record (EHR) is the primary method for data storage and data review. We previously reported that residents participating in EHR-based simulations have varied and nonstandard approaches to finding data in the ICU, with subsequent errors in recognizing patient safety issues. Read More

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Introduction of an ENT emergency-safe boot camp into postgraduate surgical training in the Republic of Ireland.

Ir J Med Sci 2021 Mar 8. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland.

Background: Otolaryngology (ENT) is a craft surgical specialty, which presents significant challenges for the novice surgical trainee (NST), when managing patients with potentially life-threatening conditions. We assess current evidence behind intensive, simulation-rich training programmes or "boot camps". We outline an ENT emergency-safe boot camp for NSTs and the impact this can have on trainees' competence when dealing with ENT emergencies. Read More

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Long-Term Economic Sustainability of Humanitarian Logistics-A Multi-Level and Time-Series Data Envelopment Analysis.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 02 24;18(5). Epub 2021 Feb 24.

Institute for Logistics and Service Management, FOM University of Applied Sciences, 45130 Essen, Germany.

Although resources are scarce and outputs incorporate the potential to save human lives, efficiency measurement endeavors with data envelopment analysis (DEA) methods are not yet commonplace in the research and practice of non-government organizations (NGO) and states involved in humanitarian logistics. We present a boot-strapped DEA window analysis and Malmquist index application as a methodological state of the art for a multi-input and multi-output efficiency analysis and discuss specific adaptions to typical core challenges in humanitarian logistics. A characteristic feature of humanitarian operations is the fact that a multitude of organizations are involved on at least two levels, national and supra-national, as well as in two sectors, private NGO and government agencies. Read More

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February 2021

Telemedicine Boot Camp: Physicians Get Trained for the Future of Remote Care.

Joey Berlin

Tex Med 2020 Nov 1;116(11):30-33. Epub 2020 Nov 1.

Thanks in large part to COVID-19, telemedicine has arrived. Where does it go from here? That was much of the focus of a Telehealth Virtual Bootcamp, an Aug. 29 presentation by the Telehealth Initiative that touched on technology, applications, and payment. Read More

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November 2020

Accuracy of the Tuning Fork Test for Determination of Presence and Location of Tibial Stress Fractures in a Military Training Population.

Mil Med 2021 07;186(7-8):733-736

SMART (Sports Medicine and Reconditioning Team), Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA 92055, USA.

Introduction: Stress fractures or bone stress injuries arise from trauma or overuse, often as a result of rapid increase in training. This rapid increase in training occurs frequently as military recruits begin their entry-level training, as many individuals are not accustomed to the level of activity required during boot camp. Tibial stress fractures are the most common bone stress injuries in the military setting. Read More

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A training model to teach early management of priapism.

Actas Urol Esp (Engl Ed) 2021 Apr 2;45(3):220-224. Epub 2021 Feb 2.

Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Escocia, Reino Unido.

Background: Ischaemic priapism is a urological emergency with early treatment required to prevent irreversible loss of erectile function. Corporal aspiration is the first step in management. Currently, there are no satisfactory training models to develop skills in a controlled environment. Read More

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Current and Future Treatments for Classic Galactosemia.

J Pers Med 2021 Jan 28;11(2). Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Department of Pediatrics, Maastricht University Medical Centre, 6229 HX Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Type I (classic) galactosemia, galactose 1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (GALT)-deficiency is a hereditary disorder of galactose metabolism. The current therapeutic standard of care, a galactose-restricted diet, is effective in treating neonatal complications but is inadequate in preventing burdensome complications. The development of several animal models of classic galactosemia that (partly) mimic the biochemical and clinical phenotypes and the resolution of the crystal structure of GALT have provided important insights; however, precise pathophysiology remains to be elucidated. Read More

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January 2021

Breast Imaging Boot Camp Meets Milestones 2.0: A Match Made in Clinic.

Acad Radiol 2021 Jan 21. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Director of Educational Scholarship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Rationale And Objectives: Designed to provide broad-based training in all aspects of imaging, the diagnostic radiology residency program must provide educational experiences that not only provide technical training, but also meet accreditation standards. With the breadth of material to cover during training, carefully orchestrated educational experiences must be planned. This manuscript reports a breast imaging boot camp curriculum with longitudinal outcomes, highlighting the boot camp's pedagogy and adaptability for residencies to meet the challenges of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Diagnostic Radiology Milestones Second Revision. Read More

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January 2021