Articles related toMedical Education

A retrospective and correlative analysis of academic and nonacademic predictors of COMLEX level 1 performance

Michael W. Kortz, BS, OMS III; Brian M. Kongs, BA, OMS III; Dominic R. Bisesi, BA, OMS IV; Marissa Roffler, PhD; and Ryan M. Sheehy, PhD
This study aimed to evaluate academic and nonacademic factors and to correlate them with COMLEX Level 1 performance, and additional analysis was conducted to associate COMLEX Level 1 performance with academic and nonacademic factors when controlling for GPA.
J Osteopath Med; 122(4): 187-194

The effectiveness of the metabolic map in promoting meaningful learning

Zeynep Gromley, PhD; Chinelo Agwuncha, OMS, I; Vinayak K. Nahar, MD, PhD; and Adam Gromley, PhD
Many medical students and practicing physicians view biochemistry, especially its metabolic pathways, as a challenging topic given the depth of material. Medical biochemistry educators aim to help prepare future physicians to apply knowledge of metabolism to disease processes. Research confirms that study tools promote critical thinking and help to connect biochemistry concepts to health and disease processes. This article explores whether the Pathways of Human Metabolism Map as a study tool helps to connect basic metabolic pathways to clinical applications.
J Osteopath Med; 122(3): 125-131

AOA ophthalmology and otolaryngology program closures as a model to highlight challenges of maintaining GME in high need areas

Harris Ahmed, DO, MPH; Kim Vo, MS; and Wayne Robbins, DO
The authors sought to determine the challenges faced by former AOA-accredited surgical subspecialty programs during the transition to ACGME accreditation, particularly otolaryngology and ophthalmology programs in underresourced settings.
J Osteopath Med; 122(2): 79-84

The pandemic silver lining: preparing osteopathic learners to address healthcare needs using telehealth

Jennifer Taylor, DHEd, MPH; Amanda Wright, DO; and Michael Summers, MD
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many clinicians quickly adapted their way of practicing patient care by offering telehealth and virtual office visits while simultaneously having to minimize direct patient care. The shift in direct clinical learning opportunities provided to third- and fourth-year medical students required a shift in the educational curriculum to develop learner skills around the appropriate use of telehealth in patient care. The aim of this project was to provide exposure to students so they could learn the telemedicine equipment and best practices, and how to identify infectious diseases to improve access to care and meet the needs of the patient.
J Osteopath Med; 122(1): 15-20

Mini-medical school programs decrease perceived barriers of pursuing medical careers among underrepresented minority high school students

Abraham Abdulrazzak, OMS III; Andrew Chandler, OMS IV; Rosemary Lu, OMS IV; Olivia Mobarakai, OMS IV; Bryan Lebron, OMS IV; Nicholas Ingram, DO; Avni Sheth, DO; Neel Patel, DO; Shreel Parikh, DO; Rita Kumar, OMS III; Jessica Bedi, OMS III; Ndeye Kane Diaw, OMS III; Adal Abonamah, OMS III; Christine Lomiguen, MD; and Stacey L. Fanning, PhD
The percent of underrepresented minority (URM) students who apply to medical school has changed minimally in the past 40 years. Due to the lack of URM applicants, the consequent matriculation of URMs is grossly disproportionate from their percent representation of the US population. Increasing diversity among medical students and physicians has previously been identified as essential to decreasing healthcare disparities among US minorities. The objective of this study was to recognize the barriers of applying to medical school among URMs in high school.
J Osteopath Med; 121(12): 883-890

Relationships Between Scores on the COMLEX-USA Level 2-Performance Evaluation and Selected School-Based Performance Measures

Helen H. Baker, PhD, MBA; Michael K. Cope, PhD; Michael D. Adelman, DO, JD; Stephanie Schuler; Robert W. Foster, DO; and John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd
J Osteopath Med; 106(5): 290-295

Survey on the Clinical Skills of Osteopathic Medical Students

John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd; John R. Boulet, PhD; and Angela C. Weidner, BS
J Osteopath Med; 106(5): 296-301

Board Certification of Osteopathic Physicians

Armando F. Ramirez, BS, CAE
J Osteopath Med; 106(2): 77-84

Undergraduate Osteopathic Medical Education: Addressing the Impact of College Growth on the Applicant Pool and Student Enrollment

Ann-Valerie O. Griffin, MA, and Susan Sweet, MS
J Osteopath Med; 106(2): 51-57

Computer Animation and Improved Student Comprehension of Basic Science Concepts

Jack D. Thatcher, PhD
J Osteopath Med; 106(1): 9-14