Impact of an Innovative Classroom-Based Lecture Series on Residents' Evaluations of an Anesthesiology Rotation

Pedro Tanaka, David Yanez, Hendrikus Lemmens, Adam Djurdjulov, Lena Scotto, Lindsay Borg, Kim Walker, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell, Alex Macario

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Abstract

Introduction. Millennial resident learners may benefit from innovative instructional methods. The goal of this study is to assess the impact of a new daily, 15 minutes on one anesthesia keyword, lecture series given by faculty member each weekday on resident postrotation evaluation scores. Methods. A quasi-experimental study design was implemented with the residents' rotation evaluations for the 24-month period ending by 7/30/2013 before the new lecture series was implemented which was compared to the 14-month period after the lecture series began on 8/1/2013. The primary endpoint was "overall teaching quality of this rotation." We also collected survey data from residents at clinical rotations at two other different institutions during the same two evaluation periods that did not have the education intervention. Results. One hundred and thirty-one residents were eligible to participate in the study. Completed surveys ranged from 77 to 87% for the eight-question evaluation instrument. On a 5-point Likert-type scale the mean score on "overall teaching quality of this rotation" increased significantly from 3.9 (SD 0.8) to 4.2 (SD 0.7) after addition of the lecture series, whereas the scores decreased slightly at the comparison sites. Conclusion. Rotation evaluation scores for overall teaching quality improved with implementation of a new structured slide daily lectures series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8543809
JournalAnesthesiology Research and Practice
Volume2016
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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    Tanaka, P., Yanez, D., Lemmens, H., Djurdjulov, A., Scotto, L., Borg, L., Walker, K., Bereknyei Merrell, S., & Macario, A. (2016). Impact of an Innovative Classroom-Based Lecture Series on Residents' Evaluations of an Anesthesiology Rotation. Anesthesiology Research and Practice, 2016, [8543809]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/8543809