Brian P. Lucas, MD, MS; William E. Trick, MD; Arthur T. Evans, MD, MPH; et al.
JAMA. 2012;308(21):2199-2207. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.36522
Lucas and coauthors conducted a cluster randomized crossover trial to compare the effects of 2- vs 4-week inpatient attending physician rotations on patient outcomes, trainee ratings of attending physicians’ performance, and self-rated psychological health of attending physicians.
Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD; Judy A. Shea, PhD; Dylan S. Small, PhD; et al.
JAMA. 2012;308(21):2208-2217. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.34490
To determine whether medical interns sleep more and perform better with protected sleep while on extended overnight shifts, Volpp and coauthors conducted a randomized controlled trial involving 106 interns and senior medical students. Participants were randomly assigned in twelve 4-week blocks to a standard shift or one that included protected sleep from 12:30 to 5:30 am.
Audio Author Interview:
Effect of a Protected Sleep Period on Hours Slept During Extended Overnight In-hospital Duty Hours Among Medical Interns: A Randomized Trial
Regina Kulier, MD; Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu, MD, PhD; Javier Zamora, PhD; et al.
JAMA. 2012;308(21):2218-2225. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.33640
To assess a clinically integrated e-learning evidence-based medicine (EBM) course in low-middle–income countries, Kulier and coauthors randomized 60 clinical training units to an integrated course using the World Health Organization Reproductive Health Library (RHL) or a self-directed course using the RHL. In the related Editorial, Prasad discusses teaching EBM in countries with limited resources.
Peter Yeates, MBBS, MClinEd; Paul O’Neill, MBChB, MD; Karen Mann, PhD; et al.
JAMA. 2012;308(21):2226-2232. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.36515
Yeates and coauthors report on the effect of exposure to good vs poor medical trainee performance on attending physician ratings of subsequent performances.
Kevin W. Eva, PhD; Harold I. Reiter, MD; Jack Rosenfeld, PhD; et al.
JAMA. 2012;308(21):2233-2240. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.36914
Eva and coauthors analyzed a medical school admissions protocol using a 12-station multiple mini-interview by comparing scores on Canadian national licensing examinations. In an Editorial, Kirch describes how changes to the admissions process can help identify students who have the greatest potential to be the physicians of the future.
Colin P. West, MD, PhD; Denise M. Dupras, MD, PhD
JAMA. 2012;308(21):2241-2247. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.47535
To evaluate the general medicine career plans of internal medicine residents and how career plans evolve during training, West and Dupras analyzed data from 16 781 third-year internal medicine residents in the United States. See the related Editorial by Schwartz.
Audio Author Interview:
General Medicine vs Subspecialty Career Plans Among Internal Medicine Residents