Med Ed Journal Club

NotebookThe Society for Education in Anesthesia is pleased to announce its medical education journal club.

The Med Ed Journal Club is currently open to members and non-members of the SEA.

The articles for discussion will be posted on this web page once decided.

Reading the papers in advance is strongly encouraged for best learning.

May 2024 Articles for Discussion

  • Krzyzaniak, Sara M. MD; Sebok-Syer, Stefanie S. PhD; Akhtar, Saadia MD; Gallahue, Fiona MD. Exploring How House Staff Unions Impact the Program Director-Resident Educational Alliance. Academic Medicine | Published Ahead of Print
  • Telio, Summer MD; Ajjawi, Rola PhD; Regehr, Glenn PhD. The “Educational Alliance” as a Framework for Reconceptualizing Feedback in Medical Education. Academic Medicine 90(5):p 609-614, May 2015. | DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000560

January 2024 Articles for Discussion

  • Hauer, Karen E. MD; Chesluk, Benjamin PhD; Iobst, William MD; Holmboe, Eric MD; Baron, Robert B. MD; Boscardin, Christy K. PhD; Cate, Olle ten PhD; O’Sullivan, Patricia S. EdD. Reviewing Residents’ Competence: A Qualitative Study of the Role of Clinical Competency Committees in Performance Assessment. Academic Medicine 90(8):p 1084-1092, August 2015. | DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000736
  • Karen E. Hauer, Olle ten Cate, Christy K. Boscardin, William Iobst, Eric S. Holmboe, Benjamin Chesluk, Robert B. Baron, Patricia S. O'Sullivan; Ensuring Resident Competence: A Narrative Review of the Literature on Group Decision Making to Inform the Work of Clinical Competency Committees. J Grad Med Educ 1 May 2016; 8 (2): 156–164. doi:

November 2023 Articles for Discussion

  • Mamede, S, Schmidt, HG. Deliberate reflection and clinical reasoning: Founding ideas and empirical findings. Med Educ. 2023; 57(1): 76-85. doi:10.1111/medu.14863
  • Blum, R.H., Mai, C.L., Mitchell, J.D. et al. Measuring deliberate reflection in residents: validation and psychometric properties of a measurement tool. BMC Med Educ 23, 606 (2023).

September 2023 Articles for Discussion and Recording

  • Matava CT, Alam F, Kealey A, Bahrey LA, McCreath GA, Walsh CM. The influence of resident and faculty gender on assessments in anesthesia competency-based medical education. Can J Anaesth. 2023 Jun;70(6):978-987. doi: 10.1007/s12630-023-02454-x. Epub 2023 May 10. PMID: 37165126; PMCID: PMC10171726.
  • Helliwell LA, Hyland CJ, Gonte MR, Malapati SH, Bain PA, Ranganathan K, Pusic AL. Bias in Surgical Residency Evaluations: A Scoping Review. J Surg Educ. 2023 Jul;80(7):922-947. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2023.04.007. Epub 2023 May 2. PMID: 37142488.

May 2023 Article for Discussion and Recording

  • Lucey, Catherine R. MD; Hauer, Karen E. MD, PhD; Boatright, Dowin MD; Fernandez, Alicia MD. Medical Education’s Wicked Problem: Achieving Equity in Assessment for Medical Learners. Academic Medicine 95(12S):p S98-S108, December 2020.

March 2023 Articles for Discussion

  • Stiegler, M. P., Neelankavil, J. P., Canales, C., & Dhillon, A. (2012). Cognitive errors detected in anaesthesiology: a literature review and pilot study. British journal of anaesthesia, 108(2), 229–235.
  • Croskerry, P. (2014). Bias: a normal operating characteristic of the diagnosing brain. Diagnosis, 1(1), 23-27.

January 2023 Articles for Discussion and Recording

  • Lockman, J. L., Schwartz, A. J., & Cronholm, P. F. (2017). Working to define professionalism in pediatric anesthesiology: a qualitative study of domains of the expert pediatric anesthesiologist as valued by interdisciplinary stakeholders. Pediatric Anesthesia, 27(2), 137-146.
  • Renée E. Stalmeijer, Nancy McNaughton & Walther N. K. A. Van Mook (2014) Using focus groups in medical education research: AMEE Guide No. 91, Medical Teacher, 36:11, 923-939, DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2014.917165

September 2022 Articles for Discussion and Recording

May 2022 Articles for Discussion and Recording

  • Ahle SL, Eskender M, Schuller M, Carnes E, Chen X, Koehler J, Willey G, Latif A, Doyle J, Wnuk G, Fryer JP, Mellinger JD, George BC. The Quality of Operative Performance Narrative Feedback: A Retrospective Data Comparison Between End of Rotation Evaluations and Workplace-based Assessments. Ann Surg. 2022 Mar 1;275(3):617-620. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003907. PMID: 32511125.
  • Hassan M. Ahmed, MD; Audrey Dunn Galvin, PhD; Aoife O’Loughlin, MBBCH, MSc; Aisling O’Meachair, BA, MBBCH BAO; Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD; Richard H. Blum, MD, MSE, FAAP; George Shorten, MD, PhD,  Characterization of Reflective Capacity of Anesthesiology Trainees in an Irish Tertiary Referral Teaching Hospital (2022) Volume 24 - Issue 1-

March 2022 Articles for Discussion

January 2022 Articles for Discussion

  • Josh B Kurtz, Michael A Lourie, Elizabeth E Holman, Karri L Grob & Seetha U Monrad (2019) Creating assessments as an active learning strategy: what are students’ perceptions? A mixed methods study, Medical Education Online, 24:1, 1630239, DOI:10.1080/10872981.2019.1630239 Downloadable PDF
  • Ellen Lavelle, Jasna Vuk & Carolyn Barber (2013) Twelve tips for getting started using mixed methods in medical education research, Medical Teacher, 35:4, 272-276, DOI:10.3109/0142159X.2013.759645

November 2021 Articles for Discussion

September 2021 Articles for Discussion

  • Cook, David A. MD, MHPE; Reed, Darcy A. MD, MPH Appraising the Quality of Medical Education Research Methods, Academic Medicine: August 2015 - Volume 90 - Issue 8 - p 1067-1076
    doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000786
  • Regehr, G. (2010), It’s NOT rocket science: rethinking our metaphors for research in health professions education. Medical Education, 44: 31-39.