An Annotated Bibliography of Key Studies in Medical Education in 2020: Applying the Current Literature to Educational Practice and Scholarship

Acad Pediatr. 2022 Apr;22(3):374-384. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.12.003. Epub 2021 Dec 8.


Pediatric medical educators, with their multitude of responsibilities, may have difficulty staying abreast with both medical education and specialty specific medical literature. The body of medical literature is growing at an exponential rate. This annotated bibliography serves as a summary of highlighted medical education literature in the year 2020. The purpose was to identify manuscripts which have the potential to significantly influence a pediatric medical educator's practice. The authors reviewed abstracts from 14 medical education and specialty journals using a two-staged review process. Each stage of review was completed by 2 different authors. A total of 1861 abstracts were reviewed and ultimately 15 key manuscripts were identified. The authors grouped the manuscripts into 6 core domains: diversity and inclusion, faculty development, feedback, learner development, mentorship, and teaching skills. Condensed summaries of each medical education manuscript likely to influence educational practice are provided by the authors in this annotated bibliography.

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

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Clinical Competence
  • Education, Medical*
  • Faculty
  • Faculty, Medical
  • Fellowships and Scholarships*
  • Humans