Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research - 1/22/2024

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In this session, the skills of scholarly writing will be explored through the lens of analyzing a manuscript that was accepted for publication. The participants will examine review criteria that are used by healthcare education journals and apply them to a sample manuscript. In discussing scholarly writing the participants will make a decision about the type of feedback they would give to the authors of the sample paper. 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the components of a scholarly publication;
  2. Discuss how to frame a problem statement;
  3. Identify an effective Research Question;
  4. Discuss whether the Design/method is appropriate to the question;
  5. Discuss whether the authors have applied the best data collection methods to the appropriate sample;
  6. Understand the Results section and how to present results in a clear manner.

Recordings will be made available for viewing following the completion of each workshop. Viewing of recordings may not be substituted for participation in live workshops.

This workshop is a part of the MERC Virtual Workshop 2023 - Series 3.

David Cook

David Cook is Professor of Medicine and Medical Education in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Director of Education Science in the Mayo Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science; Research Chair for the Mayo Multidisciplinary Simulation Center; a practicing physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of complex medicine problems; a Deputy Editor for the journal Medical Education; and an Editorial board member for the journal Simulation in Healthcare. He received a B.S. in chemistry from Utah State University and an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then came to the Mayo Clinic for residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in General Internal Medicine, and joined the staff in 2004. He also completed a Master degree in Health Professions Education through the University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Medical Education.

Dr. Cook's research interests include the theory and design of online learning and other educational technologies, the quality of medical education research methods and reporting, clinical reasoning, and assessment of clinical performance. He has developed and studied multiple online courses for residents and medical students, conducted numerous systematic reviews, and published over 230 journal articles and book chapters on medical education topics. His h-index is 85 (meaning he has published 85 papers that have each been cited 85 times).

Honors include the Mayo Clinic "Distinguished Educator Award" (Mayo's highest award in education; 2021) and the Society of Simulation in Healthcare "Researcher of the Year Award" (2023). He serves as executive secretary to regional leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He and his wife Jennifer are the parents of 5 incredibly wonderful children.


Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research - Workshop
01/22/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 01/22/2024
01/22/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 01/22/2024
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