Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/milmed/article-abstract/183/11-12/261/5025889 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 16 January 2019 LETTER TO THE EDITOR MILITARY MEDICINE, 183, 11/12:261, 2018 RE: SPACED EDUCATION FOR MEDICAL due to the time commitment and lack of immediate beneﬁt. STUDENTS However, as the clerkship year ﬁnished and I moved into I appreciated Major Barsoumian’s and Lt Col Yun’s article board preparation, I can better appreciate the effectiveness of regarding spaced education in the SAUSHEC Infectious spaced education as a tool that promotes long-term learning. Disease Fellowship (Mil Med 2018; 183 (1–2: e122–e126)). Where I believe spaced education could be particularly useful Spaced interval education is a well-validated learning tool in medical training is in clinical skills. Creating a formal that appears underused in medical education. At the spaced interval curriculum for minor procedures would be Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, where I helpful in maintaining skills in procedures that are not per- am currently a third-year medical student, we have used formed frequently in clinical practice. While the obvious spaced education twice thus far in our curriculum. Our ﬁrst deterrent is the time commitment given the breadth of knowl- exposure to the Qstream software mentioned by Maj edge and skills necessary to practice clinical medicine, further Barsoumian was as an optional learning tool during the pre- implementation of programs such as Major Barsoumian’sand clerkship GI module. The second was an extensive effort Lt Col Yun’s are vital to developing conﬁdent and competent during our clerkship year that was designed to keep medical medical trainees. students in touch with the basic sciences during clinical rota- tions. At USU, medical students do not take the USMLE ENS Galen Sanderson, MC, USN Step 1 exam until after the clerkship year. Much like the infectious disease fellows noted in the article, I initially Uniformed Services University, F. Edward Hebert School of found the spaced interval education question bank cumbersome Medicine, 4301 Jones Bridge Rd, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy126 © Association of Military Surgeons of the United States 2018. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. MILITARY MEDICINE, Vol. 183, November/December 2018 261
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Published: Nov 5, 2018
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