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Drop into the conversation between the four hosts who discuss articles addressing health professions education. While the content is rigorous, the hosts offer light hearted and accessible insights, making this podcast part of many scholars’ regular listening schedule. The podcast is hosted by Jason R Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda Snell and Lara Varpio and produced by Unit for teaching and learning, Karolinska Institutet.
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Methods Consult - Thematic Analysis Rerun

We at PAPERs Podcast hope that you all hare having happy holidays. We are having two weeks off and would like to present one of the top downloaded episodes we have. This is one of the "Methods Conslut" that Lara Varpio holds, where she dig a bit deeper into the some of the science methods and theory in Health professions education.This specific Methods Consult explores thematic analysis, a fundamental aspect of qualitative research. Drawing from Braun and Clarke's work, hosts discuss Reflexive Thematic Analysis, emphasizing researchers' active role and the importance of reflexivity. They outline the iterative process of data familiarization, coding, theme development, and refinement. The episode offers practical insights and cautions against common pitfalls, making it essential listening for researchers aiming to enhance their qualitative analysis skills.View more details in the episode page!If you haven't explored our website yet, there is more episodes on hold for you there. Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
4/9/202425 minutes, 19 seconds
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Health Advocacy Education in South Africa RERUN

We at PAPERs Podcast hope that you all hare having happy holidays. We are having two weeks off and would like to present thevery first episode that we aired over a year ago. In this first episode Jon presents a South African article that via a curriculum analysis investigates in what ammoung helath advocacy was taught and assessed at health professions programmes at a SA university. The host team discuss health advocacy, its definition and importnace in HPE. Further they dig deeper in the method of content analysis in curriculum mapping and focus groups, and what we learned from the article.View more details in the episode page!Article: van Staden D, Duma S. The teaching, learning and assessment of health advocacy in a south african college of health sciences. South African Journal of Higher Education. 2022 Nov 1;36(5):276-90.If you haven't explored our website yet, there is more episodes on hold for you there. Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
4/2/202430 minutes, 1 second
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Shaping Fac Dev Expertise, 8 steps at a time....

We have a personal identity. And a professional identity, or perhaps a few. And possibly a teacher identity. So, can we also have an identity as a faculty developer? And do we need one? How does it evolve… and how can we foster its development? Episode host: Linda SnellKiesow, C. W., Mount, G. R., Bunin, J., McMains, K. C., McFate, T., Hartzell, J., & Servey, J. T. (2024). A Common Trajectory Toward a Professional Identity as a Faculty Developer. Family medicine, 56(2), 108–114.Visit the episode webpage for notes and linksHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
3/26/202430 minutes, 11 seconds
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The same old (CBME) song and dance, my friend

Listening to this episode would provide valuable insights into competency-based medical education (CBME) and the complexities surrounding it. The hosts discuss a paper that reports on the conversations in the literature about CBME. The history of those conversations and what they hold for the future of CBME is highlighted.Episode host: Lara VarpioLinks and episode notes available on the webpageEpisode articleHamza, D. M., Hauer, K. E., Oswald, A., van Melle, E., Ladak, Z., Zuna, I., Assefa, M. E., Pelletier, G. N., Sebastianski, M., Keto-Lambert, D., & Ross, S. (2023). Making sense of competency-based medical education (CBME) literary conversations: A BEME scoping review: BEME Guide No. 78. Medical teacher, 45(8), 802–815. https:10.1080/0142159X.2023.2168525Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
3/19/202438 minutes, 5 seconds
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Getting In to Medical School: What Counts? And Why?

Getting In to Medical School: What Counts? And Why?Medical school admission is a complex process.  But what is a driver of these processes? This study explores the implicit and explicit values of Canadian medical schools about what and how (and how to monitor) an admission system runs. Episode host: Jonathan Sherbino Episode article Young, M. E., Shankar, S., & St-Onge, C. (2023). An exploration of values in medical school admissions processes: The interplay between contextual factors, admissions practices, and validity. Advances in Health Sciences Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10459-023-10307-x Visit the episode webpage for notes and linksHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
3/12/202440 minutes, 16 seconds
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Will being active on social media get you a professorship?

Use of social and digital media is under recognized as an academic activity, and generally work in this area does not ‘count’ towards academic advancement … yet. How does one measure the quantity and quality of these activities as scholarship? Listen in on this week's episode where we discuss a framework for "measuring" Social end Digital Media contributions in your academic career.Episode host: Linda SnellFitzgerald, J. J., Losee, J. E., Roth, R. N., Pettigrew, C., & Thamman, R. (2023). A Worksheet to Quantify Social and Digital Media Content as Scholarly Products for Academic Promotion. Academic Medicine, 10.1097/ACM.0000000000005628. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000005628Visit the episode webpage for notes and linksHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
3/5/202427 minutes, 47 seconds
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Is #Meded Dead? Social Media & knowledge translation in HPE

To thrive, every academic community strives for greater knowledge dissemination and translation. Can HPE succeed on social media using a hashtag like #meded? These authors rated tweets using knowledge translation criteria, and the results were surprising.Episode host: Jason FrankEpisode article: Giroux, C. M., Maggio, L. A., Saldanha, C., Bussières, A., & Thomas, A. (2023). Twitter as a Mechanism of Knowledge Translation in Health Professions Education: An Exploratory Content Analysis. Perspectives on medical education, 12(1), 529–539. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/pme.1053Visit the episode webpage for notes and linksHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
2/27/202437 minutes, 51 seconds
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That’s a Terrible Idea. Sign me Up! MHPE programs around the world

WHY are these MHPE program so popular? In this episode, the hosts discuss the explosion of Master’s in Health Professions Education programs around the world. They discuss a paper reporting on the goals of these programs, the expectations Directors have of the graduates, and future directions. Episode host: Lara VarpioEpisode notes on the websiteEpisode article: Tekian, A., Dekhtyar, M., & Park, Y. S. (2023). The rapid growth and expansion of Master of health professions education (MHPE) programs: A mixed-methods study of international curricular trends and guidelines for programs. Medical teacher, 1–8. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2023.2284657Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Teaching and Learning at Karolinska Institutet
2/20/202444 minutes, 4 seconds
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How to Jump Start Your PIF in an Era of CBE 

Is a competency-based approach to health professions education compatible with professional identity formation? These authors say no and offer some remedies. But is their premise based on misunderstandings?Episode host: Jason FrankEpisode article: Sternszus, R., Slattery, N. K., Cruess, R. L., Cate, O. ten, Hamstra, S. J., & Steinert, Y. (2023). Contradictions and Opportunities: Reconciling Professional Identity Formation and Competency-Based Medical Education (1). 12(1), Article 1. https://doi.org/10.5334/pme.1027Visit the episode webpage for notes and linksHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
2/13/202441 minutes, 6 seconds
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Feedback: One More Time

Feedback convention (dogma?) suggests that it should be given immediately. This episode examines that premise. Via an elegant experiment, the authors examine the effect of feedback on learning and the optimal timing of feedback. Spoiler alert: it’s an experiment, so you’ll need to squint/stretch to see how/if the findings change your teaching practice. Episode host Jonathan SherbinoEpisode articleRyan, A., Judd, T., Swanson, D., Larsen, D. P., Elliott, S., Tzanetos, K., & Kulasegaram, K. (2020). Beyond right or wrong: More effective feedback for formative multiple-choice tests. Perspectives on medical education, 9(5), 307–313. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40037-020-00606-zVisit the episode webpage for notes and linksHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
2/6/202434 minutes, 4 seconds
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The 3Ms - Do you depend on your phone?

The 3Ms Do you depend on your phone?In this episode, the papers podcast team reviews a paper that explores media multitasking among medical students. The paper applies a theory-based approach to understand the beliefs and factors that influence multitasking behavior and its impact on academic performance. The team discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the paper, the use of theory and methods, and the relevance and usefulness of the findings for health professions education. Tune in to hear their lively and insightful conversation.Episode Host: Linda SnellNotes and links at the episode webpageEpisode articleMayl, J. J., Vaala, S. E., Patel, P. V., Ritter, M. B., & Richardson, K. M. (2023). Media Multitasking in Medical Students: A Theory-Based Approach to Understanding this Behavior. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 35(3), 265–276. https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2022.2056742Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
1/30/202439 minutes, 11 seconds
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My best mistake

My best mistakeIn today’s episode, the hosts discuss a paper about the medical errors committed by physicians—their triggers, the topics they reflect in relation to those errors, and what lessons they take away from those error experiences. While that is the topic of the paper, the hosts debate several points in the paper—not the least of which being: What can you do when your research data are actually chapters in a published book? Episode Host: Lara VarpioNotes and links at the episode webpageEpisode articleRaghoebar-Krieger, H. M. J., Barnhoorn, P. C., & Verhoeven, A. A. H. (2023). Reflection on medical errors: A thematic analysis. Medical teacher, 1–7. Advance online publication. Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Teaching and Learning at Karolinska Institutet
1/23/202433 minutes, 31 seconds
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"I heard it on a podcast… “: Best practices for developing quality open access education resources.

Open access on-line education resources are the fast growing segment of educational tools. As this grassroots phenomenon approaches metaphorical middle age, what are the best practices for the development and implementation of blogs, podcasts, inforgraphics etc. This episode helps synthesize the evidence for developers. Episode Host: Jonathan SherbinoEpisode article Khalid, F., Wu, M., Ting, D. K., Thoma, B., Haas, M. R. C., Brenner, M. J., Yilmaz, Y., Kim, Y. M., & Chan, T. M. (2023). Guidelines: The Do's, Don'ts and Don't Knows of Creating Open Educational Resources. Perspectives on medical education, 12(1), 25–40. https://doi.org/10.5334/pme.817Visit the episode webpage for notes and linksHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
1/16/202441 minutes, 54 seconds
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To be, or not to be … a CE … and how to get there: that is the educator question.

How can organizations support the development of Clinical Educator Identity? In this episode of PAPERS Podcast, the hosts review a recent study that explores the factors affecting Clinical Educator Identity Formation and provides guidance on how organizations can support its development, maintenance, and advancement. How do we get to be who we are as educators? What are the enablers and barriers? How do personal, relational, and organizational factors impact the formation of Senior Clinical-Educator Identity? Listen in!Episode Host: Linda SnellNotes and links at the episode webpageEpisode articleLee, D. W.-C., Tan, C. K. N., Tan, K., Yee, X. J., Jion, Y., Roebertsen, H., & Dong, C. (2023). How community and organizational culture interact and affect senior clinical educator identity. Medical Teacher, 0(0), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2023.2262103Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
1/9/202430 minutes, 17 seconds
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Holiday Special episode

It’s our annual infamous Holiday Episode, where we find the quirkiest papers in health professions education!These are the papers that we couldn’t resist talking about, even if they’re not the most rigorous or relevant to our practice. These are the papers that will make you say “Wow, I can’t believe this got into the literature!” We like to have some fun and celebrate the diversity and creativity of our field. And who knows, maybe you’ll learn something new or get inspired by some of these quirky papers. So, without further ado, let’s turn to our elves and see what do they have for us!What are the oddest papers you have noticed in the last year? Here are the hosts’ choice: Lara found a paper that addresses an age-old superstition in medicine…Don’t be that learner that says this word!Linda found a paper that asks if all the walking her fellow Internists do on the wards makes them better doctors??Jason found a paper that totally justifies how he watches educational videos!Jon found a clever paper that looked a scrub colours and competence!Jason had a surprise bonus paper just for Jon…Episode webpageEpisode Elfs: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
12/19/202323 minutes, 32 seconds
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PAPERs Special - Early career scholars Part 2

Welcome to the special episode of our podcast, where we showcase the work of early career scholars in health professions education from around the world. This is part two of a two-part series, where we will hear from three different researchers who have been nominated by colleagues to share their projects and insights with us In this episode, we will learn about the diverse topics and methods that these scholars are using to advance the field of health professions education.We hope that their stories will inspire you to connect with them, explore their work, and pursue your own education scholarship. This episode we are featuring :Natasja Looman, a researcher at Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on exploring power dynamics and their impact on intraprofessional learning.Abigail Konopasky Director in Medical Education Research and Scholarship and Associate Professor of Medical Education at Giesel School of Medicine, US. Her research is focused on clinical reasoning, linguistics, and narrative analysisJenny Routh veterinary surgeon and a PhD researcher at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey in the UK. She has explored the topic of student preparedness for workplace clinical trainingRead more on the Episode webpage Hosts are: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröThis is a Production of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
12/12/202320 minutes, 6 seconds
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Methods Consult - Conceptual Frameworks, Theory, and Theoretical Frameworks

In response to a listener request, Lara describes the differences between conceptual frameworks, theory, and theoretical frameworks.Host: Lara VarpioEpisode page is especially helpful this week since all the figures are in there. Episode article for reference: Varpio, L., Paradis, E., Uijtdehaage, S., & Young, M. (2020). The Distinctions Between Theory, Theoretical Framework, and Conceptual Framework. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 95(7), 989–994. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000003075 Hosts: Lara VarpioTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
12/5/202319 minutes, 9 seconds
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This is a perfect, I mean excellent, I mean… gimme another chance … paper

Is perfectionism a tacit prerequisite to excel in health professions training? What does perfectionism do to learners? And how can educators address the maladaptive behaviours of perfectionists? Interested? Then check out this episode. Episode Host: Jonathan SherbinoEpisode Article: McKay, J., Williams, K., & Stewart, J. (2023). You just want a break from the hatred of failure: The lived experience of being a student physiotherapist perfectionist and considerations for educators. Advances in Health Sciences Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10459-023-10287-yVisit the episode webpage for notes and linksHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
11/28/202336 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why can’t we agree (on HPE terminology)?

Meded and health professions education suffer from the lack of common agreement on terms. These authors set out to do something about it. This glossary, created by a panel of experts from the UK and Ireland, can it be a starting point for discourse and debate in the HPE community? Hear how the hosts debate and give example of terms and words with double or ambiguous meaning.This weeks host: Jason FrankArticle: Finn, G. M., Charmer, B., Burton, O. E., Asif, A., Byrne, M. H. V., Brennan, N., Brown, M. E. L., & Research, the N. I. for C. E. (2023). How to … define clinical education research terminology: A glossary. The Clinical Teacher, 20(4), e13605. https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.13605Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
11/21/202336 minutes, 9 seconds
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PAPERs Special - Early career scholars Part 1

Welcome to the special episode of our podcast, where we showcase the work of early career scholars in health professions education from around the world. This is part one of a two-part series, where we will hear from three different researchers who have been nominated by colleagues to share their projects and insights with us.In this episode, we will learn about the diverse topics and methods that these scholars are using to advance the field of health professions education. From every continent except Antarctica, they are tackling issues such as curriculum design, assessment, feedback, professional identity, and more. We hope that their stories will inspire you to connect with them, explore their work, and pursue your own education scholarship.Featured in this episode isAnthea Hansen, PhD Candidate, Lecturer, Health Professions Education at Stellenbosch University, South Africa,Megan Brown, PhD, Senior Research Associate in Medical Education, School of Medicine, Newcastle University, UKSarah Burm, Assistant professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, CanadaRead more on the Episode webpage Hosts are: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröThis is a Production of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
11/14/202320 minutes, 14 seconds
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Don’t write an ethics statement in your paper without Appendix 3! 

In this episode, the hosts talk about a very short, but very important statement that should be in all our publications: the ethics statement. What do you put in that statement? What should you put in it? This discussion will make sure you know (hint: download Appendix 3)!Episode host: Lara VarpioFind link to Appendix 3 and epsiode notes on the episode webpageEpisode article: Schutte, T., Fasel, M. E., Fokkens, J. T., & Wouters, A. (2023). The reporting of ethical review and ethical considerations in articles published in medical education journals: A literature review. Medical Education, 57(9), 870–878. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.15139Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
11/7/202338 minutes, 1 second
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Teamwork makes the Dreamwork - A Guide to Research Collaborations? 

Wouldn’t it be great to win that Nobel prize in educational rocketsurgery by publishing that great multi-institutional medical education study?! We review a paper on research collaborations looking for tips on how to do it right. Host: Jason FrankEpisode ArticleSbaity, E., Zahwe, M., Helou, V., Bahsoun, R., Hassan, Z., Abi Khalil, P., & Akl, E. A. (2023). Health Research Collaborations by Academic Entities: A Systematic Review. Academic Medicine, 98(10), 1220. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000005277Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
10/31/202338 minutes, 29 seconds
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ChatGPT4 Unplugged: The Academic Writer's Secret Weapon 

The article discusses the utility of ChatGPT for academic writing. The author recommends using ChatGPT to support laborious writing tasks and refining its output with one's unique voice and style for creative writing. Episode Host: Jonathan SherbinoEpisode ArticleLingard, L. (n.d.). Writing with ChatGPT: An Illustration of its Capacity, Limitations & Implications for Academic Writers. Perspectives on Medical Education, 12(1), 261–270. https://doi.org/10.5334/pme.1072Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
10/24/202330 minutes, 40 seconds
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Goin’ to school with this sweet child o' mine

In this episode, the hosts examine the experience of medical students who either matriculate as parents, or who become parents during their undergraduate medical training. Have we supported those learners, or have we left them to fend for themselves?Episode host: Lara VarpioEpisode Article: Mulholland, M. R., & Gulliver, L. S. M. (2023). Support of parenting in undergraduate medical training in New Zealand. Medical Teacher, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2023.2249210Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
10/17/202332 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Call of the Crowd: Why Attend HPE Conferences?

Been to any good HPE conferences lately? Ever think about why so many of us attend? Or stay home? This study tries to shed some light on medical conference attendee motivation.Artricle: Ram, S. S., Stricker, D., Pannetier, C., Tabin, N., Costello, R. W., Stolz, D., Eva, K. W., & Huwendiek, S. (2023). Cliques within the crowd: Identifying medical conference attendee subgroups by their motivations for participation. Advances in Health Sciences Education.Episode host Jason FrankEpisode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
10/10/202339 minutes, 11 seconds
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Feedback: Who owns it?

Students say they don’t get enough, or enough ‘good’ feedback … teachers say they deliver lots and do it well. Could some of this tension be because the role of the learner in the feedback process is underemphasized? Students must have ‘feedback literacy’ and use behaviors that facilitate effective feedback … but what does this actually involve? Is it an issue with ‘triadic reciprocal interplay’?Episode Host Linda SnellEpisode articleMcGinness, H. T., Caldwell, P. H. Y., Gunasekera, H., & Scott, K. M. (2023). ‘Every Human Interaction Requires a Bit of Give and Take’: Medical Students’ Approaches to Pursuing Feedback in the Clinical Setting. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 35(4), 411–421. https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2022.2084401Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
10/3/202341 minutes, 49 seconds
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Resident Selection: A New Hope?

Selection for residency can be really hard and tricky. In this episode we discuss this paper that has done a scoping review to find out what perspectives there are for PGME selection.Episode host: Jonathan SherbinoFor references and episode notes look at our webpageEpisode article: Caretta-Weyer, H. A., Eva, K. W., Schumacher, D. J., Yarris, L. M., & Teunissen, P. W. (n.d.). Postgraduate Selection in Medical Education: A Scoping Review of Current Priorities and Values. Academic Medicine, 10.1097/ACM.0000000000005365. Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
9/26/202341 minutes, 48 seconds
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What are we worth?

In this episode, we look at different ways leaders ascribe value (beyond monetary value) to the growth and work of health professions educators. It is important as it suggests how we as educators can use these perspectives to advocate for support of educators and their work. Episode Host Linda SnellEpisode articlePoncelet, A., Collins, S., Fiore, D., Rosenbluth, G., Loeser, H., Sawaya, G. F., Teherani, A., & Chang, A. (2023). Identifying Value Factors in Institutional Leaders’ Perspectives on Investing in Health Professions Educators. JAMA Network Open, 6(2), e2256193. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.56193Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
9/19/202330 minutes, 22 seconds
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Long live the Purple Scrunchy!

In this episode, the hosts review a research paper that takes on the challenge of generating a theory of identity safety in the clinical learning environment. This work pushes beyond current notions of psychological safety and so looks not only at how educators can help protect the full breadth of identities that learners bring to medical education, but also the agency that the learners can harness. If you want to foster learning environments where each and every learner is free to be their full selves, then this is a must-listen episode.Episode host: Lara VarpioEpisode Article: Bullock, J. L., Sukhera, J., Del Pino‐Jones, A., Dyster, T. G., Ilgen, J. S., Lockspeiser, T. M., Teunissen, P. W., & Hauer, K. E. (2023). ‘Yourself in all your forms’: A grounded theory exploration of identity safety in medical students. Medical Education, medu.15174. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.15174Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnician on site: Andrew MaunderTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröThis recording is done with live audience at AMEE 2023 in Glasgow. Production of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
9/11/202340 minutes, 31 seconds
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Methods Consult - Thematic Analysis

Methods Consult – Thematic Analysis is an inaugural episode where Lara Varpio dig a bit deeper into the some of the science methods and theory in health professions education.When you need a little help, or a second opinion, or just some advice from an expert colleague, you might call for a consult. These methods consults are precisely that: a little insight from a colleague who has medical education research experience and (some) expertiseIn this episode, we review thematic analysis as an independent data analysis approach, following the tradition that has been laid out by Braun and Clarke in Thematic Analysis: A Practical Guide (2022). Dr Varpio talks about the six phases in doing a reflexive thematic analysis. References Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2022). Thematic analysis: A practical guide. SAGE. Kiger, M. E., & Varpio, L. (2020). Thematic analysis of qualitative data: AMEE Guide No. 131. Medical Teacher, 42(8), 846–854. https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2020.1755030 Olmos-Vega, F., Stalmeijer, R., Varpio, L., Kahlke, R. (2022). A practical guide to reflexivity in qualitative research. Medical Teacher. Apr 7:1-11. Host: Lara VarpioTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
6/27/202324 minutes, 30 seconds
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Context is Everything: The Challenges of PBL Around the World

Context is Everything: The Challenges of PBL Around the WorldThis episode explores the challenges of transplanting PBL outside of a Western culture. The authors use meta-ethnography to synthesize the literature.Episode host: Jonathan SherbinoEpisode Article: Chan, S. C. C., Gondhalekar, A. R., Choa, G., & Rashid, M. A. (2022). Adoption of Problem-Based Learning in Medical Schools in Non-Western Countries: A Systematic Review. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 0(0), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2022.2142795Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
6/20/202329 minutes, 56 seconds
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Evolution of a faculty development activity: acting on action and developing the developer

Can you improve faculty development by advancing faculty developers’ role and expertise as educators? We discuss it in this week's paper. We also discuss a new (to the podcast) research methodology: participatory action research.Host Linda Snell Episode article: Liao, K.-C., & Peng, C.-H. (2023). Evolving from Didactic to Dialogic: How to Improve Faculty Development and Support Faculty Developers by Using Action Research. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2023.2204091Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
6/13/202336 minutes, 43 seconds
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Digitization & Despair: Two Cases of Complex Change 

In this episode, Jason introduces a paper that uses case study methodology to look at complex educational interventions, and why so often failEpisode host: Jason FrankArticle: Humphrey-Murto, S., Makus, D., Moore, S., Watanabe Duffy, K., Maniate, J., Scowcroft, K., Buba, M., & Rangel, J. C. (2023). Training physicians and residents for the use of Electronic Health Records—A comparative case study between two hospitals. Medical Education, 57(4), 337–348. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.14944Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
6/6/202338 minutes, 24 seconds
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Movin’ on up on the East side

In this episode, the hosts take on a question that has long been debated in health professions education: What is scholarship? If you will ever be going up for promotion and/or tenure, this is an episode not to be missed. Host: Lara VarpioEpisode article: Milner, R. J., Flotte, T. R., & Thorndyke, L. E. (2022). Defining Scholarship for Today and Tomorrow. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, Publish Ahead of Print. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEH.0000000000000473Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
5/29/202335 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cooking your way through medical school: a hand-on approach to food as an evidence-based intervention

Cooking your way through medical school: a hand-on approach to food as an evidence-based intervention. Teaching health professionals to discuss practical aspects of nutrition with patients is important. This paper describes innovative culinary medicine programs, including their benefits, success factors, gaps, and challenges. The related podcast provides a different perspective … or does it? Episode host Linda SnellArticle: Newman, C., Yan, J., Messiah, S. E., & Albin, J. (2023). Culinary Medicine as Innovative Nutrition Education for Medical Students: A Scoping Review. Academic Medicine, 98(2), 274. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000004895Plus the article's podcast in the Academic Medicine Blog Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
5/23/202329 minutes, 35 seconds
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Fidelity or Futility?: Let’s CHAT about WBA

Workplace-based assessments (WBAs): what’s not to love? A lot apparently. It seems there is a tidal wave of pushback to contemporary efforts to implement new WBA and direct observation. In this episode we unpack what this is all about. Episode Host: Jason R. FrankEpisode articlePhinney, L. B., Fluet, A., O’Brien, B. C., Seligman, L., & Hauer, K. E. (2022). Beyond Checking Boxes: Exploring Tensions With Use of a Workplace-Based Assessment Tool for Formative Assessment in Clerkships. Academic Medicine, 97(10), 1511. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.00000000000047Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
5/16/202344 minutes, 36 seconds
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Break on through to the other side of PIF

In this episode, Lara brings a book chapter to the discussion which asks if we need to think differently about professional identity formation (PIF). The hosts discuss the strengths and weaknesses of current ways of thinking about PIF and they review the concept of subjectification and how this concept might help the field move to new, and exciting new ways of thinking about being a clinician.Episode host: Lara VarpioBook chapter: Verwer, S., & van Braak, M. (2022). Subjectification in Health Professions Education: Why We Should Look Beyond the Idea of Professional Identity Formation. In M. E. L. Brown, M. Veen, & G. M. Finn (Eds.), Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education: A Journey Towards Mutual Understanding (pp. 23–37). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
5/9/202330 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ex machina: The disruption of HPE with AI

Chatbots use natural language processing (NLP) to converse and answer questions posed by a human user. Large language models (think billions of language parameters/nodes connected via networks to produce non-linear correlations between nodes) have accelerated the usability of chatbots. Original composition, answering complex questions etc. are some of the featuresIn this episode we examine the feasibility of a hugely popular chatbot to answer a national medical licensing exam and discuss the implications of this disruptive innovation.Episode Host: Jonathan SherbinoEpisode articleGilson, A., Safranek, C. W., Huang, T., Socrates, V., Chi, L., Taylor, R. A., & Chartash, D. (2023). How Does ChatGPT Perform on the United States Medical Licensing Examination? The Implications of Large Language Models for Medical Education and Knowledge Assessment. JMIR Medical Education, 9(1), e45312. https://doi.org/10.2196/45312For show notes and more info, please look at the Episode pageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
5/2/202330 minutes, 41 seconds
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Are CPD leaders born, made, or did they wander into the wrong room?

Continuing professional development (CPD) is often considered neglected and needing improvement. So who are the CPD leaders who will deliver on this needed change? Episode Host: Jason R. FrankEpisode articlePaton, M., Rowland, P., Tavares, W., Schneeweiss, S., & Ginsburg, S. (2022). The Ontological Choreography of Continuing Professional Development: A Mixed-Methods Study of Continuing Professional Development Leaders and Program Directors. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 42(1), e12–e18 DOI: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000360 Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
4/24/202336 minutes, 26 seconds
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Methods Consult - Paradigms

Methods Consult - Paradigms is an inaugural episode where Lara Varpio dig a bit deeper into the some of the science methods and theory in Health professions education. Today’s theme is the basics of any research, the point of origin of your research; It is the philosophies of science and research paradigms. Episode host: Lara VarpioFor show notes and more info, please look at the Episode pageTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
4/18/202319 minutes, 34 seconds
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Moral (or Morale?) development in medical trainees

Learning is social. Caring for stigmatized patients can have a negative impact on trainees. In this episode we discover how frustration and futility during patient care may lead to future apathy and moral detachment as a physician.Episode host: Jonathan SherbinoFor show notes and more info, please look at the Episode pageEpisode ArticleLiu, L. X., Goldszmidt, M., Calvert, S., Burm, S., Torti, J., Cristancho, S., & Sukhera, J. (2022). From distress to detachment: Exploring how providing care for stigmatized patients influences the moral development of medical trainees. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 27(4), 1003–1019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10459-022-10125-7Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason R. Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
4/11/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Mystery of the Missing Milestone Outcomes

Assessments that matter is the ultimate goal of any health professions education system. This paper looked at the US surgical milestones rating scores in relation to surgical outcomes of graduates and found a surprising result. Episode host Jason R. FrankArticle: Kendrick, D. E., Thelen, A. E., Chen, X., Gupta, T., Yamazaki, K., Krumm, A. E., Bandeh-Ahmadi, H., Clark, M., Luckoscki, J., Fan, Z., Wnuk, G. M., Ryan, A. M., Mukherjee, B., Hamstra, S. J., Dimick, J. B., Holmboe, E. S., & George, B. C. (n.d.). Association of Surgical Resident Competency Ratings With Patient Outcomes. Academic Medicine, 10.1097/ACM.0000000000005157. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000005157Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
4/4/202334 minutes, 37 seconds
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What does it take to make Chris Watling

How did you learn to write academicly and how do we support developing authors for success? This episode is lead by Jason R. Frank and the team are discussing a scoping review that has put together the research on faculty development programs in educational scholarship, namely author development initiatives, in academic medicine. For show notes and more info, please look at the Episode pageEpisode ArticleCameron, M. W., Crowther, L. N., & Huang, G. C. (2023). Faculty Development and Infrastructure to Support Educational Scholarship: A Scoping Review on Author Development. Academic Medicine, 98(1), 112. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000004896Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason R. Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
3/27/202325 minutes, 4 seconds
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How CBME makes residents beasts of assessment burden

The unintended consequence of CBME that this paper addresses is the assessment burden that residents have had to bear with the increase volume of formative assessments. The authors identified 9 assessment burdens, which clustered under each of the three psychological needs presented in self-determination theory; Autonomy, Relatedness and Competence. Episode host: Lara VarpioArticle: Ott, M. C., Pack, R., Cristancho, S., Chin, M., Van Koughnett, J. A., & Ott, M. (2022). “The Most Crushing Thing”: Understanding Resident Assessment Burden in a Competency-Based Curriculum. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 14(5), 583–592. https://doi.org/10.4300/JGME-D-22-00050.1Episode webpageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
3/21/202332 minutes, 11 seconds
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Should HPE training for PhDs be EPA-based?

This week we get to hear a really interesting debate around Entrustable Professional Activites (EPAs) in PhD education as the group look into the chosen article. Could EPAs be used in this new context? There are also several thoughts around the Delphi method. Listen in and comment with us. Either on on the Episode page or you can find us on TwitterEpisode host: Linda SnellArticle: Gandomkar, R., Zaeri, R., & ten Cate, O. (2022). Expectations for PhDs in health professions education: An international EPA-framed, modified Delphi study. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 27(5), 1443–1456. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10459-022-10136-4Hosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
3/14/202335 minutes, 40 seconds
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Uncertainty - That’s what one fears most - Scoping review of uncertainty tolerance highlights why theory matters

In this episode, Lara Varpio takes the lead discussing a scoping review study examining uncertainty tolerance.The hosts debate questions relevant to your educational practice, including: What is the role of uncertainty and uncertainty tolerance in both clinical work and in health professions education? Is uncertaintly tolerance a competence to be expected of clinicians? If yes, how can we teach it? The hosts also share some insights about how to do a scoping review (listen into the ongoing debate between Lara and Jon—is a systematic review more like a narrative review or a systematic review). Lara's takeaway message: The theory you select to shape your study foundationally shapes the knowledge you develop.Listen to understand available uncertainty tolerance interventions AND to understand how a different theory would offer our community a very different interpretation. Article: Patel, P., Hancock, J., Rogers, M., & Pollard, S. R. (2022). Improving uncertainty tolerance in medical students: A scoping review. Medical Education, 56(12), 1163–1173. View more details and links to the resources shared on the episode pageHosts: Lara Varpio, Jason Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda SnellTechnical Producer: Samuel LundbergExecutive Producer: Teresa SöröProduction of Unit for teaching and learning at Karolinska Institutet
3/7/202334 minutes, 8 seconds
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Health Advocacy Education in South Africa

In this first episode Jon presents a South African article that via a curriculum analysis investigates in what ammoung helath advocacy was taught and assessed at health professions programmes at a SA university. The host team discuss health advocacy, its definition and importnace in HPE. Further they dig deeper in the method of content analysis in curriculum mapping and focus groups, and what we learned from the article. Article: van Staden D, Duma S. The teaching, learning and assessment of health advocacy in a south african college of health sciences. South African Journal of Higher Education. 2022 Nov 1;36(5):276-90.View more details in the episode page!
2/27/202329 minutes, 10 seconds
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"It was all my idea" - New podcast in health professions education research

Intro to this new podcast - PAPERs podcast - Professionals & Academics parsing Education LitteraturFor all of you working in health professionals education. If you are an educator, teacher, researcher, supervisor, lookking for inside tips, wants to keep up with the litterature. If you want to be a part of a Global community interested, thinking and worrying about HPE. Hosts: Jason R Frank, Jonathan Sherbino, Linda Snell, Lara VarpioJoin us and be part of our community!We want your ideas and questions, recommendations, ideas of things to persuit. The Papers Podcast
1/30/20236 minutes, 47 seconds