An Annotated Bibliography of Key Studies in Medical Education in 2019: Applying the Current Literature to Educational Practice and Scholarship

Acad Pediatr. 2021 Jan 29;S1876-2859(21)00012-7. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.01.010. Online ahead of print.


Pediatric medical educators have the dual challenge of remaining up-to-date in the field of pediatrics and in the field of medical education. Due to the volume of information published in these 2 fields it can be nearly impossible to remain current in both fields of practice. To facilitate interpretation of the most recent medical education research, the authors conducted an annotated bibliography of medical education literature published in 2019. The purpose of this annotated bibliography was to identify manuscripts which had the potential to significantly influence a pediatric educator's practice. Using a 2-staged review process, the authors reviewed abstracts from 13 medical education and specialty journals. All reviews were independently completed by 2 different reviewers for each journal in both stages. A total of 4700 abstracts were reviewed and 17 key manuscripts were identified. The authors grouped the key manuscripts into 6 core themes: bedside teaching, learning climate, bias, learner autonomy, learner in trouble, and resident competency. This annotated bibliography provides the authors' condensed summary of the medical education manuscripts most likely to influence educational practices for the busy pediatric medical educator.

Keywords: continuing medical education; graduate medical education; medical education; medical education research; pediatrics.

Publication types

  • Review