Dear Medical Education readers,
The team supporting the journal ‘Medical Education’ will be hosting its third journal club on Twitter. The Publisher has granted free access to the selected article. The article is in the April 2014 issue of Medical Education:
The objective structured clinical examination: can physician-examiners participate from a distance?, by James Chan, Susan Humphrey-Murto, Debra M Pugh, Charles Su and Timothy Wood.
The authors will be ‘live’ and participating in the Twitter journal club. They have proposed some questions to stimulate some discussion, listed here:
1. Is it desirable to use DME physician-examiners in OSCEs? If so, what are barriers towards using DME physician-examiners?
2. This study suggests that remote examiner is feasible in a formative OSCE. What do you think are the limitations of remote examination?
3. Do you see any applications for remote examination other than what has been done in this study?
4. What future directions of research should be undertaken in remote examination?
You can make comments in response to the discussion questions right on the blog, or wait to make comments during the Twitter journal club.
The live Twitter journal club will be on the 1st of May, 2014 at 7PM GMT. Please note that in order to participate in the live event you must have a twitter account so please sign up now by visiting www.twitter.com. After the Twitter journal club event, the editorial staff will capture the Tweets around the discussion topics and post them to the Medical Education blog to allow those who were unable to participate in the Twitter discussion to read and comment further.
On the 1st of May at 7PM GMT, the e-Editor team (Twitter username @mededuceeditor) will be on Twitter with the article authors exchanging Tweets around the discussion questions and article. Each tweet will be tagged with ‘#mededucjc’ (for Medical Education Journal Club), so if you’d like to contribute a comment, please be sure to include that hashtag.
We are looking forward to this exciting event and hope that you are too!
The e-Editor Team