Too much small talk? Medical students’ pelvic examination skills falter with pleasant patients - Glenn D. Posner interview
Compares the use of PTTs with that of SP–PTT hybrids in the assessment of technical and communication skills in the female pelvic examination.
On the role of biomedical knowledge in the acquisition of clinical knowledge - Stefan K. Schauber interview
Addresses whether and to what extent biomedical knowledge is related to the development of clinical knowledge.
Do assessor comments on a multi-source feedback instrument provide learner-centred feedback? - P. Vivekananda-Schmidt interview
Utilises a large dataset of free-text comments obtained in a national pilot study in order to investigate how helpful these free-text comments may be to assessees.
Faculty staff-guided versus self-guided ultrasound training for internal medicine residents - George Alba & Daniel Kelmenson i/v
Provides the first objective comparison of two approaches to training IM residents in ultrasonography.
The roles of deliberate practice and innate ability in developing expertise - Kulamakan M. Kulasegaram interview
Examines the relationship between deliberate practice and working memory in accounting for expert performance.
Medical education and moral segmentation in medical students - Ian Wilson interview
Assesses moral judgement competence in medical students and investigates trends in moral judgement competence in relation to age, gender, culture, religion, year of medical course and different programmes within the medical curriculum.