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Streamlining neuroanatomy : a video guided tour of the nervous system by Abd-Elrahman Hassan


As the use of technology continues to increase in medical education, the utilization of video as a modality becomes apparent. This study is aimed at investigating the addition of video-guided anatomical discussions for the Mind, Brain and Behavior I (MBBI) course and its impact on student performance, specifically in the lab component, but also in the course as a whole. A series of videos were created that outlined a framework for how to approach neuroanatomy and then were provided on an online portal. An online survey was also provided to be used to assess use and provide a space for students to comment on the videos. Two successive classes (class of 2019 and 2020) were included in the data acquisition and analysis and compared with the class of 2018 (for which no videos existed). Performance was based on the mean score of each exam. "The class of 2020 (who had access to the videos) significantly outperformed the class of 2018 on the midterm and final (mean 85.0 +/- SD 11.1 vs. mean 86.9 +/- SD 9.3, p = 0.05) and (mean 87.9 +/- SD 7.9 vs. mean 90.5 +/- SD 6.1, p = 0.003), respectively. There was a trend toward improvement in the final exam between the class of 2018 and class of 2019 (mean 87.9 +/- SD 7.9 vs. 89.1 +/- 6.2, p = 0.31). All other comparisons were not significant. Further investigation into sectionspecific improvements as well as improving access to videos would further improve the utility of the video series

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