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  1. Use of E-mail to teach residents Pediatric emergency medicine.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Ambulatory Pediatric Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, USA, 1996/05/08.


    To develop a computer-based teaching program using a hospital health care system to instruct pediatric and medicine-pediatric residents (MPR) in pediatric emergency medicine, and to determine residents'participation, interest, and benefit from the project over 3 years'time.


    Prospective, descriptive.


    University-affiliated pediatric hospital.


    Pediatric housestaff.


    One multiple-choice question about pediatric emergency medicine was sent daily to pediatric residents and MPR via the hospital health care system's internal electronic mail (e-mail) system.

    Residents were asked to reply electronically with the correct answer.

    The next day, the correct answer, discussion, and a new question were sent to the residents via e-mail.

    Main Outcome Measures 

    Tabulated electronic participation for 3 years ; self-report surveys of participation after 1 and 3 years'participation.

    Pretest and post-test scores before and after I year of participation.


    From October 3,1994, to June 14,1995,52 of 64 pediatric residents and MPR (81%) elected to receive the e-mail questions, but only 31 (48%) sent electronic replies.

    The average number of e-mail replies received per resident that year was 38 (22%) of 171 (range, 1-164 e-mail replies ; median, 33).

    In academic years 1995-1996 and 1996-1997, although averages and ranges were similar, regular c-mail participation declined.

    Residents preferred to participate by reading e-mail only. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Programme, Enseignement, Pédiatrie, Médecine, Urgence, Diffusion, Internet, Homme, E-mail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Program, Teaching, Pediatrics, Medicine, Emergency, Diffusion, Internet, Human

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0037458

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 31/05/1999.