MEDICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH: LESSONS LEARNED IN A DUTY-HOUR FLEXIBILITY TRIAL IN INTERNAL MEDICINE

Medical Eduaction Research: Lessons Learned in a Duty-Hour Flexibility Trial in Internal Medicine

Lecture by: Judy A. Shea, Ph.D.

This presentation involves a brief summary of the rationale, design and main results related to education for the Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education Trail (iCOMPARE). The randomized trial involving 63 internal medicine residency programs provides lessons for medical educational researchers on multiple fronts including trial management, participation and incentives, and avenues for future work.

Objectives. By the end of this session audience members will be able to:

1. Review and ponder the main trial results

2. Discuss both anticipated and unanticipated lessons learned from a research perspective

3. Ask “what was gained”?