Digitalization of the SP database
The database of standardized/simulated patients (SPs) will be brought up-to-date and will stay abreast of the developments of the program.
Fostering communication skills in health profession students
PhD Thesis about the effectiveness of worked examples and written reflections.
Ilias Learning Management System
Usability evaluation of the Ilias Learning Management System.
Interaction Design concept
Create an Interaction Design concept for online reference guides.
Video: Female breast examination
A video is used to support student learning.
Task analysis of an anaesthesia-information-system at the university hospital Bern.
Requirements engineering for new geodata infrastructure
Raise the needs with regard to renew the geodata infrastructure of AGI.
Measurement precision of written exams
PhD work: The work examines the measurement precision at the cut-score of multiple choice exams and scoring algorithms for multiple true-false (MTF) questions.
Numerous online learning programs like MorphoMed, RadioSurf or CliniSurf, which were developed at the Department for Education and Media AUM at the IML in conjunction with specialist representatives from the Faculty of Medicine, need to be updated.
SOREL – maintain and redesign
SOREL is an online learning program funded by all five medical faculties in Switzerland and the Swiss Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Multisource feedback in postgraduate medical education
PhD work: Which factors influence multisource feedback in postgraduate medical education?
Presentation format with the greatest learning effect
A randomized field study shows which presentation format of patient-centered communication examples has the greatest learning effect for medical students.
Interprofessional Workplace-based Assessment in Diabetology
A qualitative research study in medical education at the University Hospital of Bern.
Study trajectory analysis Human Medicine Bern
Typical study trajectories are analyzed for the year groups 2010-2013, from the Matura [university-entrance level qualifications], via Numerus Clausus, to professional training examinations and the Federal Licensing Examinations.
Importance of sample sizes in multiple choice exams
The project examines the extent to which the psychometric properties and candidate performances in multiple choice exams depend on the sample sizes “items/candidates”.
Evaluation to accompany the “Steigbügel” project
Supporting professional reintegration following parental leave.
Quality of radiation protection training
Evaluate the quality of radiation protection training at the MTR (medical-technical radiology) schools in Switzerland.
Evaluation tools: Interprofessional undergraduate and postgraduate education
Develop tools to evaluate interprofessional undergraduate and postgraduate education and professional practice on behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health.
Teaching materials “Palliative Medicine Essentials”
Evaluate the basic teaching materials “Palliative Medicine Essentials” – the fundamentals of palliative care.
Postgraduate education program "Praxisassistenz"
Evaluate the postgraduate education program Praxisassistenz (expanded GP training module in GP practices).
Together with various partners, a foundation course on the theme of sonography of the abdomen is created. This is based on the Blended Learning method.
Develop and maintain the Examic® Assessment Suite
Applications to support exam services in the written and practical domains.
PhD work: Mini-CEX and DOPS are two forms of workplace-based assessment which are used to support physicians’ learning in the workplace.
The impact of a masters program in Medical Education
The impact on individuals, organizations and influencing factors: a qualitative study.
Microscopy versus Endoscopy
Assessment of middle ear anatomy teaching using microscopy versus endoscopy: A randomized comparative study.
Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
PhD regarding “Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training”.
Improving the assessment of communication
Improving the assessment of communication competencies in the Swiss Federal Licensing Examination in Human Medicine: A project with a mixed methods approach.
Spiritual Care in Chronic Pain
Interdisciplinary Research for Interprofessional Practice in Medicine and Nursing.
Annual report IML 2017
The main task of the Institute for Medical Education is to support medical education − through services, development of methods, infrastructure, and knowledge about teaching and assessment.
The future is digital
The IML has been training learners to become mediamaticians for over 10 years. With their finger on the pulse of medical education, these young people have a great deal to offer and can develop their professional skills in an optimal manner.
Remembering a forgotten condition
The link between nutrition and health is undisputed – today, as in the past. Historical film material from the IML collection illustrates this with the example of endemic goiter (“cretinism”) through vivid images. The fact that the theme continues to be topical is demonstrated by an enquiry from French TV.
The IML once again receives the SAMS award for best practice in interprofessional teaching.
Students teach students
Students support their colleagues in learning to report and evaluate electrocardiograms (ECGs).
Targeted creation of exam questions – it’s better together
In March 2017, the new exam questions for the Federal licensing MC examination in human medicine were created, for the first time, in a two-day workshop. The quantitative output was very good. The authors’ satisfaction and the qualitative output were considerably better than in previous years, when the questions were devised individually or in smaller workshops.
True-to-life examinations through hybrid simulation
For quality assurance of the Federal Clinical Skills Examination, the Institute for Medical Education (IML) is working on the innovative concept of hybrid simulation in cooperation with the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich, on behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).
Interprofessional teaching with simulations and standardized patients
The conference “Standardized Patients and Simulation” (SPSim) on 16.-18.3.2017 fell under the motto “Curricular Integration of Simulation in Healthcare – from Concept to Reality”.
Research internship at the IML – a personal experience
Psychology students regularly undertake research internships at the Institute for Medical Education (IML). Simon Burkhalter reports on his own experience as an intern.