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Herling, Patrick J.; Mohseni, B. Tanya; Hill, Derek C.; Chelf, Stacy; Rickert, Jeffrey A.; Leo, Jonathan T.; Langley, Natalie R. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2017
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) offers an optional three-week summer Anatomy Boot Camp course (ABC) to facilitate students' transition into medical school and promote retention of anatomy subject matter. The pre-matriculation program is a supplemental instruction course that utilizes a small group…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Medical Education, Medical Students, Summer Programs
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Thompson, Andrew R.; Lowrie, Donald J., Jr. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2017
Changes in medical school curricula often require educators to develop teaching strategies that decrease contact hours while maintaining effective pedagogical methods. When faced with this challenge, faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine converted the majority of in-person histology laboratory sessions to self-study modules…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Anatomy, Medical Education, Outcomes of Education
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Burns, E. Robert; Garrett, Judy – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2015
Correlates of achievement in the basic science years in medical school and on the Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination┬« (USMLE┬«), (Step 1) in relation to preadmission variables have been the subject of considerable study. Preadmissions variables such as the undergraduate grade point average (uGPA) and Medical College Admission…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Medical Students, College Science, Introductory Courses
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Cuddy, Monica M.; Swanson, David B.; Drake, Richard L.; Pawlina, Wojciech – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2013
Anatomy instruction has evolved over the past two decades as many medical schools have undergone various types of curricular reform. To provide empirical evidence about whether or not curricular changes impact the acquisition and retention of anatomy knowledge, this study investigated the effect of variation in gross anatomy course hours,…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Medical Education, Curriculum Development, Laboratories
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Burgoon, Jennifer Marie; Meece, Judith L.; Granger, Noelle A. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2012
Self-efficacy is defined as a person's beliefs in his or her own abilities to successfully complete a task and has been shown to influence student motivation and academic behaviors. More specifically, anatomical self-efficacy is defined as an individual's judgment of his or her ability to successfully complete tasks related to the anatomy…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Medical Students, Academic Achievement, Anatomy
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Nieder, Gary L.; Borges, Nicole J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2012
Online lectures have been used in lieu of live lectures in our gross anatomy and embryology course for the past eight years. We examined patterns of online lecture use by our students and related that use to academic entry measures, gender and examination performance. Detailed access records identified by student were available from server logs.…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Embryology, Lecture Method, Computer Uses in Education