An Annotated Bibliography of Key Studies in Medical Education in 2018: Applying the Current Literature to Pediatric Educational Practice and Scholarship

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      Pediatric educators desire to and should strive to incorporate current educational methods and ideas into their professional practices. The overwhelming volume of medical education literature makes this difficult. This article provides an overview of 18 key articles from the 2018 literature that the authors considered impactful for the field of pediatric medical education. The author group has extensive combined leadership experience and expertise across the continuum of pediatric medical education and used an iterative, staged process to review 2270 abstracts from 13 medical education-related journals. This process aimed to identify a subset of articles that were most relevant to educational practice and scholarship and most applicable to pediatric medical education. Author pairs independently reviewed and scored abstracts and reached consensus to identify the abstracts that best met these criteria. Selected abstracts were discussed using different author pairs to determine the final articles included in this review. The 18 articles selected are summarized. The results showed a cluster of studies related to assessment, learner education and teaching, communication, and culture and climate. This review offers a summary for educators interested in remaining knowledgeable and current regarding the most relevant and valuable information in the field of medical education.


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