The Flipped Classroom Approach in Ophthalmology Residency
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04381676|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 11, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 11, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Educational Problems||Other: Flipped Classroom Approach|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||110 participants|
|Official Title:||The Flipped Classroom Approach to Teaching Horizontal Strabismus in Ophthalmology Residency: A Multi-Centered Randomized Controlled Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 1, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 1, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 1, 2018|
Residents in the flipped classroom were assigned a pre-class video lecture prior to completing the flipped classroom in-class case-based activity in groups of 2-3 each.
Other: Flipped Classroom Approach
In the Flipped Classroom, participants form groups of 2-3 and are instructed to work together through clinical cases of the in-class case based activity, committing to group answers to the clinical questions before advancing to the next case. At the end of class, the faculty instructor facilitated a short interactive group discussion.
Residents in the traditional classroom were assigned a pre-class reading assignment followed by a 44-minute lecture that was delivered in-person using PowerPoint.
- Resident Preference [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 2 weeks ]Participants were asked to complete both a written (Likert-scale) survey in the classroom and an additional online survey (Catalyst WebQ, University of Washington, Seattle, WA) following the classroom session. These surveys asked residents to rate their preference for traditional vs. flipped classroom format, the effectiveness of preparation and classroom material, and the advantages and disadvantages of the flipped classroom format
- Knowledge Acquisition [ Time Frame: Baseline (Before class), immediately after completing the class, 3 months after class ]Participants were assessed a total of three times for each course (esotropia and exotropia): once prior to starting the class (pre-test), once immediately after completing the class (post-test), and once three months later. All assessments consisted of 5 OKAP style questions created by fellowship trained ophthalmologists. These test questions were previously piloted. Residents were allotted 5 minutes to complete each test.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04381676
|United States, Washington|
|Department of Ophthalmology - University of Washington|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195|
|Principal Investigator:||Michelle T Cabrera, MD||University of Washington|