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, August 23, 2007

Dr. Heather Davidson. Heather's focus is on Graduate Medical Education. She is from Stanford University Hospital. She provided a thought provoking presentation, based on a survey of house staff.

The group provided rich feedback on her presentation, ranging from substantive sample issues to format and presentation.

One of the novel ideas that emerged toward the end of the presentation was to present the data in reverse like a photographic negative. Instead of focusing on the negative - the exact opposite or mirror image could be highlighted. It caught everyone's attention and embodied the empowerment evaluation principles of participation, improvement, and democratic participation.

The discussion was so engaging it spilled over into lunch time as refinements and additional ideas emerged. Please contact Heather for additional details about the study.

(See clock 12:12.)


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