Multi-residency implementation of an online movement disorders curriculum based on real patient videos
AuthorSchaefer, Sara M.
Ferrara, Joseph M.
McCoyd, Matthew A.
Pharr, Emily Poole
Rigby, Heather B.
Slade, Martin D.
Moeller, Jeremy J.
JournalTremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
PublisherCenter for Digital Research and Scholarship
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AbstractBackground: In-person didactic education in residency has numerous challenges including inconsistent availability of faculty and residents, limited engagement potential, and non-congruity with clinical exposure. Methods: An online curriculum in movement disorders was implemented across nine neurology residency programs (six intervention, three control), with the objective to determine feasibility, acceptability, and knowledge growth from the curriculum. Residents in the intervention group completed ten modules and a survey. All groups completed pre-, immediate post-, and delayed post-tests. Results: Eighty-six of 138 eligible housestaff (62.3%) in the intervention group completed some modules and 74 completed at least half of modules. Seventy-four, 49, and 30 residents completed the pre-, immediate post-, and delayed post-tests respectively. Twenty-five of 42 eligible control residents (59.5%) completed at least one test. Mean pre-test scores were not significantly different between groups (6.33 vs. 6.92, p = 0.18); the intervention group had significantly higher scores on immediate post-(8.00 vs. 6.79, p = 0.001) and delayed post-tests (7.92 vs. 6.92, p = 0.01). Residents liked having a framework for movement disorders, appreciated the interactivity, and wanted more modules. Residents completed the curriculum over variable periods of time (1–174 days), and at different times of day. Discussion: This curriculum was feasible to implement across multiple residency programs. Intervention group residents showed sustained knowledge benefit after participating, and residents took advantage of its flexibility in their patterns of module completion. Similar curricula may help to standardize certain types of clinical learning and exposure across residency programs. Highlights: Interactive online tools for resident didactic learning are valuable to residents. Residents learn from interactive online curricula, find the format engaging, and take advantage of the flexibility of online educational tools. Beginner learners appreciate algorithms that help them to approach a new topic. © 2021 The Author(s).
KeywordComputer-based teaching modules
Graduate medical education
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/16783