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In achievement settings, the types of motivation individuals develop are crucial to their success and to the ways in which they respond to challenges. Considering the competitive nature of medical education and the high stakes of medical practice, it is important to knowwhat...
Objectives: To investigate relationships between students’ past level of involvement in physical activity/sport and their motivations for learning (achievement goals) and well-being in medical school. In doing so, we provide evidence to medical programs to inform admission...
Measuring Self-Compassion in Medical Students: Factorial Validation of the Self-Compassion Scale–Short Form (SCS-SF)Download
Objective The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the factorial structure of the short-form version of the self-compassion scale (SCS-SF) and validate its use with medical students. Methods Two hundred medical students completed an electronic questionnaire containing the 12-item...
Background: Medical school poses many pressures and challenges for individuals aspiring to health careers. Only some students, however, experience high stress and exhaustion, whereas others adaptively respond to schooling demands and engage in lifelong learning practices. By drawing on three...
To assess knowledge of pandemic influenza, we administered a questionnaire to all medical students at the University of Alberta; 354 (69%) of 510 students responded. Data from questionnaires such as this could help determine the role of medical students during a public health emergency.
Students’ perceptions of learning environment and theirleisure-time exercise in medical school: Does sportbackground matter?Download
The effectiveness of medical school efforts in addressing suboptimal student wellbeing rests, in part, on how students perceive their learning environment. The study aim was to determine whether students’ sport background was a contributing factor in students’ perceptions of the medical program...
The Influence of Students’ Perceptions of Learning Environment on Coping with Academic Challenges: A Structural Equation Modeling StudyDownload
Theory: Self-compassion has been identified as a promising interventional target enabling medical learners to respond effectively to stressors and challenges of medical training. Determining factors in the learning environment that support self-compassion is critical for developing such...
Using a Professional Continuing Medical Education Simulation to Engage Undergraduate Medical Students in Information LiteracyDownload
Objective: 1. To engage students by delivering an Evidence Based Medicine assignment in a system that simulates a professional medical continuing education system that many participants will use in residency and practice. 2. To convert a paper-based “searching for and evaluating evidence”...