A Collaborative: The Stanford Medical Education Research Group

Welcome to the School of Medicine's Medical Education Research & Evaluation Group Blog. Meetings are Thursdays from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. This blog is used to announce agenda items, document research discussions, and share ideas and information about publications, presentations and conferences. This site is maintained by the Division of Evaluation. Questions? Contact Dr. Fetterman (davidf@stanford.edu). Assistance with postings? Contact Ms. Jennifer Berry (jenberry@stanford.edu)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Evaluating a Standardized Patient Exercise . Dr. Elizabeth Stuart presented her standardized patient exercise in Pediatrics. It is relatively unique because it also relies on student/peer assessment. The focus on the patient's perspective was also unusual and important. The discussion was lively and helpful. Suggestions were made concerning how best to draft initial insights, mine the existing data for additional findings, and plan for future studies. Contact Dr. Stuart for more information and details about the study.

Sylvia and Jen expanded the discussion, sharing insights about their work with an eye toward helping Dr. Stuart refine her questions.