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Documenting the educational content of morning report.
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PMID:  9369878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To document the educational content of a pediatric morning report and to determine if it represents a curriculum. SETTING: A midwestern, tertiary care, pediatric training program. DESIGN: A prospective, observational study was conducted of case presentations discussed during pediatric morning report from July 1995 through July 1996. Presented cases were analyzed for demographics, clinical venues where patients were encountered, case diagnoses, and ensuing discussion. RESULTS: Morning report by study criteria was considered a curriculum. A wide variety of patient ages (aged from birth to 41 years) and all clinical venues were represented. A broad spectrum of diagnoses covered 30 of 31 Pediatrics Review and Education Program (American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Ill) Content Specification headings and most (72%) of the Educational Objectives listed (N = 977 [72%]). The most common topic areas were infectious diseases (n = 137 [18.2%]), disorders of the blood/neoplasms (n = 85 [11.2%]), neurological disorders (n = 57 [7.5%]), genetics or dysmorphology (n = 56 [7.4%]), and gastrointestinal tract disorders (n = 44 [5.8%]). Top discussion categories were patient clinical presentation (n = 399 [19.6%]), evaluation (n = 375 [18.4%]), and management (n = 377 [18.5%]). CONCLUSIONS: Morning report represents a curriculum in a pediatric residency training program. It can be used effectively to address nontraditional or rarely discussed topics that are important to the overall professional development of pediatric residents.
D M D'Alessandro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine     Volume:  151     ISSN:  1072-4710     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-02     Completed Date:  1997-12-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422751     Medline TA:  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1151-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Infant, Newborn
Internship and Residency / methods,  standards*
Problem-Based Learning / methods*,  standards
Prospective Studies

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