Translational educational research

A necessity for effective health-care improvement

William C. McGaghie*, S. Barry Issenberg, Elaine R. Cohen, Jeffrey H. Barsuk, Diane B. Wayne

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Abstract

Medical education research contributes to translational science (TS) when its outcomes not only impact educational settings, but also downstream results, including better patient-care practices and improved patient outcomes. Simulation-based medical education (SBME) has demonstrated its role in achieving such distal results. Effective TS also encompasses implementation science, the science of health-care delivery. Educational, clinical, quality, and safety goals can only be achieved by thematic, sustained, and cumulative research programs, not isolated studies. Components of an SBME TS research program include motivated learners, curriculum grounded in evidence-based learning theory, educational resources, evaluation of downstream results, a productive research team, rigorous research methods, research resources, and health-care system acceptance and implementation. National research priorities are served from translational educational research. National funding priorities should endorse the contribution and value of translational education research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1103
Number of pages7
JournalChest
Volume142
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Translational Medical Research
Delivery of Health Care
Medical Education
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Patient Care
Learning
Safety
Education

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Translational educational research : A necessity for effective health-care improvement. / McGaghie, William C.; Issenberg, S. Barry; Cohen, Elaine R.; Barsuk, Jeffrey H.; Wayne, Diane B.

In: Chest, Vol. 142, No. 5, 01.01.2012, p. 1097-1103.

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