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PASS PEAK HELPS YOU NAVIGATE AND TRACK YOUR LEARNING PATHWAYS SO YOU CAN LEARN MORE EFFICIENTLY


MOBILE FOCUS


Mobile phone learning can accelerate your learning by better utilizing
small blocks of time in and out of the hospital.

PASS Peak allows you to document those "snackable" learning sessions, track their cumulative impact, and learn more efficiently down the road by reducing redundancy and focusing on your areas of weakness.

 
 
 
THE LEARNING THEORY

 
Medical education needs to adapt to the ways of the next generation of learners. Conference should be interactive, where faculty teaching effort is focused on applying medical knowledge and critical thinking. In order for this to be effective, medical students need a proper foundation of medical knowledge prior to conference.

PASS Peak helps physicians independently and efficiently build a foundation of knowledge outside of conference, so faculty time can be spent on more important things like teaching how to apply knowledge to patient care.


 
HOW IT WORKS


THEORY


A GPS aggregates relevant data to give you the best available "routes" to reach a destination. The driver chooses the "route" and proceeds, and the GPS gives constant feedback on your progress.

PASS Peak works much like a GPS. We take relevant data from an individual (PGY year, strengths and weakness, short and long-term learning objectives) and recommends potential learning pathways. As you proceed, PASS Peak then tracks your learning progress so you can adapt to ensure you stay on the most productive learning pathway.


WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO FOR ME?

 
1. We use our data insights to recommend the most important and relevant content based on your level of training.

2. We help you engage more effectivley with the content through Highlighting & Personal Notes and give you tools to organize these activities.

3. We give you tools to track what you have done, and have not done, to give you a sense of your progress and eliminate redundancy in the future.
 

DETAILS



In order for PASS Peak to help you learn more efficiently, the system must know "where you are". Therefore, it is important you take the time to document your learning activities by using the "mastery wheels" below. While this will take some time, we believe the impact of the system will give you a significant return on your time investment by saving you time in the future.

 
 KNOWLEDGE


Personal Highlighting & Notes on Topics helps document and enrich learning and acts as future reference.
  REVIEW TOPICS
Memorizing topics lays the foundation of knowledge needed to eventually apply clinical knowledge and think critically. Learning topics is best accomplished in layered learning. As a pre-clinical medical students you should focus on the basic science of different clinical conditions. Once you hit the wards you should focus on the physical exam and evaluation of clinical conditions. Once you become a resident, you will focus more on how to treat the clinical condition.

Target ContentHigh-Yield Review Topics.

Mastery Trigger: Click on the Topic Selfmastery wheel to advance based on the scale below. 

 
     
  0%
Never seen topic
  20%
Skimmed the topic briefly once
  40%
Skimmed the topic briefly and skimmed 50% of questions once
  60%
Read entire topic and did all questions once
  80%
Read entire topic and did all questions at least twice
  100%
Presented topic to other residents or taught at grand rounds
   
   
   


Personal Highlighting & Notes on Question stems and explanations helps document and enrich learning for future reference.
 
QUESTIONS
Questions are a "poor-mans" version of case-based learning, which is the best way to learn to apply medical knowledge, evidence, and to think critically. Questions work best in repetition, where you see the question over and over again, going deeper into the explanation and references.

Target ContentMedbullets USMLE board-style questions.

Mastery TriggerClick on Selfmastery wheel for EACH OB and SAE Question associated with the topic to advance based on scale below.

 
     
  0%
Never seen question
  20%
Skimmed question once briefly and answered. Did not read explanation.
  40%
Did question carefully, and got it wrong, read explanation after.
  60%
Did question carefully, and got it correct, read explanation after.
  80%
Recognize question, know correct answer, have read explanation and all related article abstracts.
  100%
Above and taught others why the answer is correct, and why the evidence supports it. 
   
   
   



Personal Highlighting & Notes on article abstracts helps document and enrich learning and acts as a future reference. 


 

EVIDENCE

 In today's world of medicine, having a firm grasp of the evidence is essential to take good care of patients. Unfortunately, there is a "sea" of evidence, and it can be difficult and time-consuming to choose what is important to read. Medbullets has done the hard work of filtering for the evidence of which you need to be aware.


Target ContentOnly Medbullets "Tested" articles count as target content. "Tested Articles" represent a small subset of all the articles and have met specific Medbullets inclusion criteria.

Mastery Trigger: Click on the Selfmastery wheel for EACH "Tested" article to advance based on scale below.

 
     
  0%
Never seen abstract or article.
  20%
Briefly skimmed abstract with focus on Conclusion.
  40%
Read all sections of abstract carefuly.
  60%
Read full article briefly with focus on Discussion and Conclusion.
  80%
Read full article carefully and reviewed References.
  100%
Presented article at journal club 
     
     
     


Personal Highlighting & Notes available on Cases shortly.


  TEACHING CASES
Teaching cases are the "cadillac" of learning to apply medical knowledge, the latest evidence, and think critically. They are important because they allow residents to make decisions in an algorithmic pathway - e.g., so you got an MRI in the ER and the patient is alert and oriented, so what is your next step in management?

Target ContentOne of our major goals of the coming years will be to partner with medical schools to generate a rich library of teaching cases. We realize we have a lot of work to do hear. Cases will not appear on your PEAK tracker unless there is a high-quality teaching case associated with the topic.

Mastery TriggerVote on case polls AND add supporting evidence via Pubmed Insert Evidence Tool.
 
     
  0%
Percent of cases where polls answered WITH supporting evidence.
  20%
Percent of cases where polls answered WITH supporting evidence.
  40%
Percent of cases where polls answered WITH supporting evidence.
  60%
Percent of cases where polls answered WITH supporting evidence.
  80%
Percent of cases where polls answered WITH supporting evidence.
  100%
Percent of cases where polls answered WITH supporting evidence.
     
     
     


Personal Notes on Videos will be available shortly. 
  VIDEOS
While you can learn a lot by reading on your own, didactic lectures from experts always highlights what is most relevant in clinical practice. A series of Core Videos will help medical students take what they are reading, and see the relevance in clinical practice.

Target ContentCurrently all videos linked to a topic count in this counter. Shortly, only "Core Videos" that have a certain educational value and quality control will count in this counter.

Mastery TriggerClick on the Video Selfmastery wheel to advance based on the scale below.

 
     
  0%
Never seen video
  20%
Skimmed parts of video
  40%
Skimmed most of video
  60%
Watched video start to finish 
  80%
Watched video start to finish twice
  100%
Watched video with others and dicussed.
     
     
     COMING IN 2019SKILLS


Personal Highlighting & Notes on Surgical Skill Tasks helps document your surgical skill preparation and acts as an important lifelong reference as a Case Notebook. 


 

SKILL PREPARATION TASKS
You can't expect to do any surgical skill, for instance cutting the femoral neck in a THA, unless you have done your homework. Prepare for surgical skills by reading the basic outline of the skill steps watching select videos, and reading key articles and portions of textbook chapters. Take notes and highlight so you don't forget what you learned.

Target ContentMedbullets has carefully created a series of tasks that we believe a resident should complete in preparation for a skill. They include: 
1) STEPS - reading the Medbullets "Steps" of a skill that have been created by medbullets. Medbullets Techniques are largerly incomplete at this time, and will see rapid improvement as they are updated by experts in the field over the coming months.

Mastery Trigger: 

 Check the "Mark Skill as Read" under each Step. 
2) VIDEOS - only Medbullets Technique Videos count. Currently we only have videos for one procedure posted. We plan on releasing 1-2 Technique Videos per month.

Mastery Trigger: Click on Video Selfmastery Tool of Skill Technique Video per the scale listed above under videos. 
3) ARTICLES - we will continue to select several articles, which may be a scientific articles or a section of a Technique textbook, which we feel should be read prior to attempting to do a surgical skill. We will do our best to make sure a PDF is provided.


Mastery TriggerClick on the Article Selfmastery Tool on Skill Articles per the scale listed above under articles.

 
     
  0%
Number represents % of total requred Skill Tasks completed. 
  20%
Number represents % of total requred Skill Tasks completed. 
  40%
Number represents % of total requred Skill Tasks completed. 
  60%
Number represents % of total requred Skill Tasks completed. 
  80%
Number represents % of total requred Skill Tasks completed. 
  100%
Number represents % of total requred Skill Tasks completed. 
     
     
     


Personal Notes & Image Uploads on Surgical Skill Selfmastery helps document your surgical skill progress and acts as an important lifelong reference as a Case Notebook. 
  SKILL SELFMASTERY
We know surgeons can teach themselves most surgical skills by passive observation and trying on their own. Our selfmastery system allows residents to track their selfmastery on each step of a skill. Highlighting and taking notes allows residents to document what they learned for future reference.

Target ContentThis includes the Medbullets "Steps" for each Skill. For each of these "Steps" the surgeon rates his Self-mastery on the scale listed below.

Mastery Trigger: Click on the Step Selfmastery Tool to advanced based on the scale below.
 
     
  0%
Never seen surgical "Step" performed.
  20%
Watched surgical "Step" but not involved.
  40%
Watched surgical "Step" and partially invovled (held retractor)
  60%
Did surgical "Step" start to finish under close supervision.
  80%
Did surgical "Step" independently and comfortably without supervision.
  100%
Tried to teach surgical "Step" to another surgeon.
     
     


Personal Notes & File Uploads on Surgical Skills Faculty feedback allows you to "record" those valuable Pearls and Pitfalls and use it as a future reference as a Case Notebook.


 
For PASS PRO 2.0 Members (learn more)

 
FACULTY ENGAGEMENT & FEEDBACK

Just like you need a "spotter" when benching 20lbs more than ever before, you need to engage faculty so they can "spot" you on your "sweet spot" skills - the skills you can't quite master on your own. By focusing faculty teaching effort on your target "sweet spot" skills, we believe we can greatly accelerate how you move up the learning curve.

Target ContentA "sweet spot" skill is one in which the resident has completed all the prerequisite skills (skill of easier complexity level), has completed on the Preparatory Tasks, and has Self-Mastered to 80%. In our opinion, only then is a resident ready to engage a faculy and have the most productive teaching/learning experience in the OR.

Mastery Trigger: Faculty MSE Level increase once faculty or resident assess you as a good or excellent on MSE. 
SKILL COMPLEXITY LEVEL: Our surgical Skills, are broken down into 5 levels of complexity and correlate with the ACGME milestone levels. A resident should reach a Level 4 by the time he graduates from residency. He should have reached a Level 5 by the time he has completed his fellowship.
 
     
  L1
Graded as good or excellent on ACGME Level 1 skills.
  L2
Graded as good or excellent on ACGME Level 2 skills.
  L3
Graded as good or excellent on ACGME Level 3 skills.
  L4
Graded as good or excellent on ACGME Level 4 skills.
  L5
Graded as good or excellent on ACGME Level 5 skills.
 

 

HOW DO I GET IT

 

View Product Pricing and Features HERE

 


Overview of Medbullets Products

     
PASS Virtual Curriculum Our premium content offering that includes 100s of questions, videos, and PDFs that are not available for free.

$170
12 mos.
subscription

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PASS PEAK Our Personalized Adaptive Learning System which includes Highlighting & Notes across the Platform.

$250
12 mos. 
subscription

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PASS PRO 2.0 Our Academic Institution tier that includes everything above, robust analytics and tracking, a "tough love" evaluation system that acutally works, and tools to generate ACGME reports.
$250-400**
per resident/year.
Learn More

     
* Existing VC members can purchase a PASS Peak "add on" for 12 months for $100.
** A PASS Pro Medical Knowledge Only tier is available for $250/resident/year. The full evaluation platform is $400/resident/year. Discounts available based on size of acadmic program. 

     

 
 

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