Innovative Programme Elements Add Value to a FAIMER Regional Institute Faculty Development Fellowship Model in Southern Africa
The Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) is a US-based non-profit organisation committed to improving health professions education to improve global health. FAIMER traditionally offers a two year fellowship programme; 2 residential and 3 distance learning sessions and an education innovation project in the fellow’s home institution. The focus is on education methods, leadership/management, scholarship and the development of an international community of health professions educators. During the past 5 years, FAIMER has expanded the programme and established regional institutes in India, Brazil and Southern Africa (SAFRI). We implemented the programme in Africa in 2008, introducing 5 innovations to the generic programme. SAFRI was created as an independent voluntary association to reflect the multinational intent of the programme. Aim of project To understand the impact of the innovations in the structure and implementation of the programme on its quality and the experience of the participants in it. Conclusions Faculty development programmes can significantly enhance their impact: Be sensitive to the local political climate Demonstrate wide ownership Focus on developing a community of practice Work within the professional time constraints of Fellows and faculty Maximise learning opportunities by linking to other scholarly activities
over 9 years ago
It is Sunday 8.31.08 and for hurricane Gustav is bearing down on the city of New Orleans. This podcast will discuss the basic elements of disaster planning and management. (This was reposted due to some technical problems with the server.)
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
over 8 years ago
<a href="http://web.me.com/robertmelendez/Eye-Q_Doctor/Media/ANdy%20Doan%27s%20Internet%20Course.m4a"><img src="http://web.me.com/robertmelendez/Eye-Q_Doctor/Eye-Q_Doctor_Podcasts/Media/droppedImage.jpg" style="float:left; padding-right:10px; padding-bottom:10px; width:183px; height:137px;"/></a>433 Internet Marketing Strategies for Ophthalmology Practices<br/>SYNOPSIS This course offers an overview of how to market ophthalmic practices using Internet resources. This instruction is applicable to small, large, and university practices and discusses the use of search engine optimization, search engine advertising, click ad advertising, and Web site marketing strategies. OBJECTIVES By the conclusion of this course, participants will (1) learn about search engine optimization and how to use articles and blogs to attract patients to the practice website, (2) learn about search engine advertising, the costs associated with Internet advertising, and how to determine return on investment (ROI), (3) learn about pay-per-click and pay-per-impression advertising campaigns and how to determine ROI, and (4) learn about effective Web site planning and elements to enhance your ROI.<br/>Senior Instructor: Andrew P Doan MD PhD<br/>Date and Time: Monday, October 26, 2009 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM<br/>Location: San Francisco Marriott<br/><br/>Room: Yerba Buena 12<br/><br/>
Rob Melendez, MD, MBA
over 8 years ago
Orientation, Memor This patient has difficulty with orientation questions. The day of the week is correct but he misses the month and date. He is oriented to place. Orientation mistakes are not localizing but can be due to problems with memory, language, judgement, attention or concentration. The patient has good recent memory (declarative memory) as evidenced by the recall of three objects but has difficulty with long term memory as evidenced by the difficulty recalling the current and past presidents. Attention-working memor The patient has difficulty with digit span backwards, spelling backwards and giving the names of the months in reverse order. This indicates a problem with working memory and maintaining attention, both of which are frontal lobe functions. Judgement-abstract reasoning The patient gives the correct answer for a house on fire and his answers for similarities are also good. He has problems with proverb interpretation. His answers are concrete and consist of rephrasing the proverb or giving a simple consequence of the action in the proverb. Problems with judgement, abstract reasoning, and executive function can be seen in patients with frontal lobe dysfunction. Set generatio Set generation tests word fluency and frontal lobe function. The patient starts well but abruptly stops after only four words. Most individuals can give more then 10 words in one minute. Receptive languag Patients with a receptive aphasia (Wernicke’s) cannot comprehend language. Their speech output is fluent but is devoid of meaning and contains nonsense syllables or words (neologisms). Their sentences are usually lacking nouns and there are paraphasias (one word substituted for another). The patient is usually unaware of their language deficit and prognosis for recovery is poor. This patient’s speech is fluent and some of her sentences even make sense but she also has nonsense sentences, made up of words and parts of words. She can’t name objects (anomia). She doesn’t have a pure or complete receptive aphasia but pure receptive aphasias are rare. Expressive languag This patient with expressive aphasia has normal comprehension but her expression of language is impaired. Her speech output is nonfluent and often limited to just a few words or phases. Grammatical words such as prepositions are left out and her speech is telegraphic. She has trouble saying “no ifs , ands or buts”. Her ability to write is also effected Patients with expressive aphasia are aware of their language deficit and are often frustrated by it. Recovery can occur but is often incomplete with their speech consisting of short phrases or sentences containing mainly nouns and verbs. Praxi The patient does well on most of the tests of praxis. At the very end when he is asked to show how to cut with scissors he uses his fingers as the blades of the scissors instead of acting like he is holding onto the handles of the scissors and cutting. This can be an early finding of inferior parietal lobe dysfunction. Gnosi With his right hand the patient has more difficulty identifying objects then with his left hand. One must be careful in interpreting the results of this test because of the patient’s motor deficits but there does seem to be astereognosis on the right, which would indicate left parietal lobe dysfunction. This is confirmed with graphesthesia where he definitely has more problems identifying numbers written on the right hand then the left (agraphesthesia of the right hand). Dominant parietal lobe functio This patient has right-left confusion and difficulty with simple arithmetic. These are elements of the Gertsmann syndrome, which is seen in lesions of the dominant parietal lobe. The full syndrome consists of right-left confusion, finger agnosia, agraphia and acalculia.
about 8 years ago
A website created especially for healthcare students to encourage learning of embryology, malformation and its clinical implications. The package aims to: reinforce and build upon current healthcare curriculum content for embryological teaching of head development, to complement and enhance current teaching/learning/revision for relevant examination(s), to include interactive elements such as self-tests in order to improve learning and retention of knowledge, and finally, to illustrate aspects of malformation for diagnostic/clinical teaching purposes
about 8 years ago
This video - produced by students at Oxford University Medical School in conjunction with the faculty - demonstrates how to deliver oxygen therapy through various devices, as well as the prescribing of oxygen.<br>It is part of a series of videos covering Respiratory Medicine skills.<br><br>Please see the BTS guidelines for more information:<br><a href="http://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/guidelines/emergency-oxygen-use-in-adult-patients.aspx" target="_blank" title="http://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/guidelines/emergency-oxygen-use-in-adult-patients.aspx" rel="nofollow" dir="ltr" class="yt-uix-redirect-link">http://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/guidelines/emergency-oxygen-use-in-adult-pati...</a>
almost 7 years ago
The recent guidelines will be of interest to all physicians/internists/pediatricians who are concerned about non-communicable diseases ("life-style diseases").
Dr Kannuvellil E Rajan
over 6 years ago
http://www.handwrittentutorials.com - This is the second tutorial in the Renal Anatomy series. This video explores the anatomy of the Nephron, and its component elements. For more entirely FREE tutorials and their accompanying PDFs, visit http://www.handwrittentutorials.com
over 5 years ago
Palliative care aims to prevent and relieve suffering and promote quality of life, at every stage of life, through patient and family care, education, research and advocacy. Join Frank D. Ferris, MD, as he presents information on defining elements of past and modern illness and various conceptions of suffering. The general concepts of palliative care, as well as the future goals of palliative care will be addressed. Series: Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging (SIRA) [4/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 16035]
over 5 years ago
A review of the normal physiology of sodium, potassium, and water. Major topics covered include the renin angiotensin aldosterone system, the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis, ADH (antidiuretic hormone), and the natriuretic peptides.
about 5 years ago