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Misunderstanding the Match: Do Students Create Rank Lists Based on True Preferences?

Benjamin H Schnapp, Kathleen Ulrich, Jamie Hess, Aaron S Kraut, David Tillman, Mary Westergaard,

INTRODUCTION:The "stable marriage" algorithm underlying the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) has been shown to create optimal outcomes when students submit true preference lists. Previous research has shown students may allow external information to affect their rank lists. The objective of this study was to determine whether medical students consistently ... Read more >>

West J Emerg Med (The western journal of emergency medicine)
[2020, 21(1):4-7]

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Entrustable Professional Activities in General Surgery: Trends in Resident Self-Assessment.

Christopher C Stahl, Sarah A Jung, Alexandra A Rosser, Aaron S Kraut, Benjamin H Schnapp, Mary Westergaard, Azita G Hamedani, Rebecca M Minter, Jacob A Greenberg,

OBJECTIVE:Effective self-assessment is a cornerstone of lifelong professional development; however, evidence suggests physicians have a limited ability to self-assess. Novel strategies to improve the accuracy of learner self-assessment are needed. Our institution's surgical entrustable professional activity (EPA) implementation strategy incorporates resident self-assessment to address this issue. This study evaluates the ... Read more >>

J Surg Educ (Journal of surgical education)
[2020, 77(6):1562-1567]

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Use of graded responsibility and common entrustment considerations among United States emergency medicine residency programs.

Jason Lai, Benjamin Holden Schnapp, David Simon Tillman, Mary Westergaard, Jamie Hess, Aaron Kraut,

PURPOSE:The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires all residency programs to provide increasing autonomy as residents progress through training, known as graded responsibility. However, there is little guidance on how to implement graded responsibility in practice and a paucity of literature on how it is currently implemented in ... Read more >>

J Educ Eval Health Prof (Journal of educational evaluation for health professions)
[2020, 17:11]

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Implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities into a General Surgery Residency.

Christopher C Stahl, Eric Collins, Sarah A Jung, Alexandra A Rosser, Aaron S Kraut, Benjamin H Schnapp, Mary Westergaard, Azita G Hamedani, Rebecca M Minter, Jacob A Greenberg,

OBJECTIVE:Concerns over resident ability to practice effectively after graduation have led to the competency-based medical education movement. Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) may facilitate competency-based medical education in surgery, but implementation is challenging. This manuscript describes 1 strategy used to implement EPAs into an academic general surgery residency. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS:A ... Read more >>

J Surg Educ (Journal of surgical education)
[2020, 77(4):739-748]

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Post-interview Thank-you Communications Influence Both Applicant and Residency Program Rank Lists in Emergency Medicine.

Corlin Jewell, Tillman David, Aaron Kraut, Jamie Hess, Mary Westergaard, Benjamin H Schnapp,

INTRODUCTION:The National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) allows post-interview contact between residency applicants and residency programs. Thank-you communications represent one of the most common forms, but data on their value to applicants and program directors (PD) are limited. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of thank-you communications ... Read more >>

West J Emerg Med (The western journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 21(1):96-101]

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Maggots, Mucous and Monkey Meat: Does Disgust Sensitivity Affect Case Mix Seen During Residency?

Benjamin H Schnapp, Emily Fleming, Aaron S Kraut, Mary Westergaard, Robert J Batt, Brian W Patterson,

INTRODUCTION:Emergency physicians encounter scenarios daily that many would consider "disgusting," including exposure to blood, pus, and stool. Physicians in procedural specialties such as surgery and emergency medicine (EM) have lower disgust sensitivity overall, but the role this plays in clinical practice is unclear. The objective of this study was to ... Read more >>

West J Emerg Med (The western journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 21(1):87-90]

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Assessing Residency Applicants' Communication and Professionalism: Standardized Video Interview Scores Compared to Faculty Gestalt.

Benjamin H Schnapp, Daniel Ritter, Aaron S Kraut, Sarah Fallon, Mary C Westergaard,

Introduction:The Association of American Medical Colleges has introduced the Standardized Video Interview (SVI) to assess the communication and professionalism skills of residency applicants to allow a more holistic view of applicants beyond academic performance. Initial data suggests scores are not correlated with academic performance and provide a new measure of ... Read more >>

West J Emerg Med (The western journal of emergency medicine)
[2019, 20(1):132-137]

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Creating a Vision for Education Leadership.

Daniel R Martin, Felix Ankel, Robin R Hemphill, Sheryl Heron, Sorabh Khandelwal, Chris Merritt, Mary Westergaard, Sally A Santen,

West J Emerg Med (The western journal of emergency medicine)
[2018, 19(1):165-168]

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The Development of Best Practice Recommendations to Support the Hiring, Recruitment, and Advancement of Women Physicians in Emergency Medicine.

Esther K Choo, Dara Kass, Mary Westergaard, Susan H Watts, Nicole Berwald, Linda Regan, Susan B Promes, Kathleen J Clem, Sandra M Schneider, Gloria J Kuhn, Stephanie Abbuhl, Flavia Nobay,

Women in medicine continue to experience disparities in earnings, promotion, and leadership roles. There are few guidelines in place defining organization-level factors that promote a supportive workplace environment beneficial to women in emergency medicine (EM). We assembled a working group with the goal of developing specific and feasible recommendations to ... Read more >>

Acad Emerg Med (Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine)
[2016, 23(11):1203-1209]

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Simulation Training to Maintain Neonatal Resuscitation and Pediatric Sedation Skills for Emergency Medicine Faculty.

Joshua Ross, Greg Rebella, Mary Westergaard, Sara Damewood, Jamie Hess,

Neonatal resuscitations and significant adverse cardiorespiratory events during pediatric sedations are infrequent. Thus, it is challenging to maintain the skills necessary to manage patients experiencing these events. As the pediatric emergency medicine specialty expands, exposure of general emergency medicine physicians to these potentially critical patients may become even more limited. As such, effective training ... Read more >>

WMJ (WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin)
[2016, 115(4):180-184]

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Cherry Picking Patients: Examining the Interval Between Patient Rooming and Resident Self-assignment.

Brian W Patterson, Robert J Batt, Morgan D Wilbanks, Erkin Otles, Mary C Westergaard, Manish N Shah,

We aimed to evaluate the association between patient chief complaint and the time interval between patient rooming and resident physician self-assignment ("pickup time"). We hypothesized that significant variation in pickup time would exist based on chief complaint, thereby uncovering resident preferences in patient presentations.A retrospective medical record review was performed ... Read more >>

Acad Emerg Med (Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine)
[2016, 23(6):679-684]

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Focus on abnormal air: diagnostic ultrasonography for the acute abdomen.

Beatrice Hoffmann, Dieter N├╝rnberg, Mary C Westergaard,

Emergency ultrasonography is a frequently used imaging tool in the bedside diagnosis of the acute abdomen. Classic indications include imaging for acute abdominal aneurysm, acute cholecystitis, hydronephrosis, and free intra-abdominal fluid in patients with trauma or suspected vascular or ectopic pregnancy rupture. Point-of-care sonographic imaging often emphasizes the diagnostic utility ... Read more >>

Eur J Emerg Med (European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine)
[2012, 19(5):284-291]

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