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J Gen Intern Med. 2004 May;19(5 Pt 2):496-500.

Teaching and assessing resident competence in practice-based learning and improvement.

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Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA.

Abstract

We designed, implemented, and evaluated a 4-week practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) elective. Eleven internal medicine residents from 2 separate residency programs participated in the PBLI elective and 22 other residents comprised a comparison group. Residents in each group had similar pretest Quality Improvement Knowledge Application Tool scores; but after the PBLI elective, participant scores were significantly higher. Also, participants' self-assessed ratings of PBLI skills increased after the rotation and remained elevated 6 months afterward. In this curriculum, residents completed a project to improve patient care and demonstrated their knowledge on an evaluation tool in a way that was superior to nonparticipants.

PMID:
15109311
PMCID:
PMC1492328
DOI:
10.1111/j.1525-1497.2004.30102.x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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