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The Fallacy of the Traditional Classroom: Why We Need to Flip the Classroom

Author: Eduardo P. Mayorga. doi: 10.21037/aes.2017.05.07. This perspective describes and justifies the need for looking for alternatives for the traditional lecture classroom such as the “flipped classroom”. The author describes a 4-step process for building the class. Suggestions are made on how to create or curate material for lectures and software for generating interactivity in [...]

Program & faculty evaluation

Author: Andreas K. Lauer. Ann Eye Sci 2017; 2:44. Graduate medical education (GME) has shifted its curricula from process-oriented approach to outcomes-oriented models. Program and faculty evaluation are methods by which educational curricula may adjust the teaching and learning environment to meet the needs and fills the gaps in GME. The measurement of educational outcomes [...]

Program accreditation

Author: Karl C. Golnik. Ann Eye Sci 2017; 2:45. Program accreditation is usually a voluntary process based on published standards and performed by a governmental or non-governmental agency of peers. The accreditation process has several components: self-assessment guide completion, site visit and review of program data by the accrediting body. Program accreditation’s primary function is [...]

Continuing professional development: progress beyond continuing medical education.

Author: Helena Prior Filipe, Heather Gwen Mack, Karl C. Golnik. Ann Eye Sci 2017; 2:46. Continuing medical education (CME) is rapidly evolving into competency-based continuing professional development (CPD) and this is driving change in self-directed CPD programs undertaken by individual practitioners as well as CPD programs or frameworks offered by CPD educators. This progression is [...]

A fundamental (often neglected) lecture skill: presenting with credibility

Author: Ana Gabriela Palis, MD. Ann Eye Sci 2017; 2:38. Being credible as medical speakers is a fundamental quality to achieve. Although there are many factors that determine the credibility of a medical presenter, the way presentations are delivered (the lecture’s structure, visual aids, and the lecturer’s communication skills and engagement with the audience) will [...]

The good doctor: more than medical knowledge and surgical skill

Authors: Andreas K. Lauer, Dariah A. Lauer. Annals of Eye Science, July 2017. doi: 10.21037/aes.2017.05.04. In this Editorial, authors explain the whole spectrum of medical competencies as defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Education, and other attributes (open-mindedness, empathy, compassion, calmness, attentiveness, adaptability, self-improvement, passion, confidence, and humility) that, in addition to strong medical [...]

Operating Room Performance Improves after Proficiency-Based Virtual Reality Cataract Surgery Training

Authors: Ann Sofia Skou Thomsen, Daniella Bach-Holm, Hadi Kjaerbo, Klavs Hojgaard Olsen, Yousif Subhi, George Saleh, Yoon Soo Park, Morten la Cour, Lars Konge. Ophthalmology 2017; 124(4):524-31. Authors’ main purpose for this study was to investigate the effect of virtual reality proficiency-based training on cataract surgery performance. Their secondary objective was to define which surgeons [...]

An evidence-based approach to surgical teaching in ophthalmology.

Authors: Alice C. Lorch, Carolin E. Kloek Surv Ophthalmol 2017; 62(3):371-7. In this article authors delineate a program of preprocedural, intraprocedural, and postprocedural teaching of ophthalmic surgery to maximize resident’s skill acquisition in a constructive learning environment. You can download this paper by clicking here. * I have no financial interest to disclose (GP).

How to Become an Authentic Speaker

Author: Nick Morgan Harvard Business Review 2008;86(11):115-9. Communication expert Nick Morgan describes four aims to meet when rehearsing a presentation: 1) Being open to your audience 2) Connecting with your audience 3) Being passionate about your topic 4) Listening to your audience. He provides useful and practical examples to work on all of these areas. [...]

The Reliability, Validity, and Feasibility of Multisource Feedback Physician Assessment: A Systematic Review

Authors: Tyrone Donnon, Ahmed Al Ansari, Samah Al Alawi, and Claudio Violato. In this systematic review the authors analyze 43 articles to investigate the reliability, generlizability, validity, and feasibility of 360-degree evaluations for the assessment of physicians. They found out that this kind of assessment is an effective method for providing feedback to physicians about [...]