Scott R Ceresnak
Scott R Ceresnak published latest article in Pediatric cardiology entitled Advances in Pediatric Cardiology Boot Camp: Boot Camp Training Promotes Fellowship Readiness and Enables Retention of Knowledge. This article is available in PubMed with an unique identification number PMID: 28161811 and it is published in 2017. The coauthors of this article are Ceresnak SR, Axelrod DM, Sacks LD, Motonaga KS, Johnson ER, Krawczeski CD.
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine.
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Article Title: Advances in Pediatric Cardiology Boot Camp: Boot Camp Training Promotes Fellowship Readiness and Enables Retention of Knowledge.
Co-Author(s): Ceresnak SR, Axelrod DM, Sacks LD, Motonaga KS, Johnson ER, Krawczeski CD
Affiliation(s): Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA. email@example.com.
PMID 28161811, Year 2017
Abstract: We previously demonstrated that a pediatric cardiology boot camp can improve knowledge acquisition and decrease anxiety for trainees. We sought to determine if boot camp participants entered fellowship with a knowledge advantage over fellows who did not attend and if there was moderate-term retention of that knowledge. A 2-day training program was provided for incoming pediatric cardiology fellows from eight fellowship programs in April 2016. Hands-on, immersive experiences and simulations were provided in all major areas of pediatric cardiology. Knowledge-based examinations were completed by each participant prior to boot camp (PRE), immediately post-training (POST), and prior to the start of fellowship in June 2016 (F/U). A control group of fellows who did not attend boot camp also completed an examination prior to fellowship (CTRL). Comparisons of scores were made for individual participants and between participants and controls. A total of 16 participants and 16 control subjects were included. Baseline exam scores were similar between participants and controls (PRE 47?±?11% vs. CTRL 52?±?10%; p?=?0.22). Participants knowledge improved with boot camp training (PRE 47?±?11% vs. POST 70?±?8%; p?0.001) and there was excellent moderate-term retention of the information taught at boot camp (PRE 47?±?11% vs. F/U 71?±?8%; p?0.001). Testing done at the beginning of fellowship demonstrated significantly better scores in participants versus controls (F/U 71?±?8% vs. CTRL 52?±?10%; p?0.001). Boot camp participants demonstrated a significant improvement in basic cardiology knowledge after the training program and had excellent moderate-term retention of that knowledge. Participants began fellowship with a larger fund of knowledge than those fellows who did not attend.
Journal: Pediatric cardiology