Journal article

Improving the impact of didactic resident training with online spaced education

David E Gyorki, Tim Shaw, James Nicholson, Caroline Baker, Meron Pitcher, Anita Skandarajah, Eva Segelov, G Bruce Mann

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Educational programmes are frequently developed to improve the knowledge of medical trainees. The impact of a programme may be limited if there is no follow-up to reinforce the message. Online Spaced Education (SE) has been developed to address this limitation. This study was performed to assess whether an SE programme would improve the impact of a didactic seminar. METHOD: A randomized trial of an online SE programme occurred as part of the 2010 Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Breast Cancer Trainee Workshop. Consenting participants were randomized to undertake SE or not and were then invited to undertake a 22-question knowledge test. A questionnaire was administered relat..

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