Effect of an internet-based curriculum on postgraduate education: A multicenter intervention

Stephen D. Sisson, Mark T. Hughes, David Levine, Frederick Louis Brancati

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We hypothesized that the Internet could be used to disseminate and evaluate a curriculum in ambulatory care, and that internal medicine residency program directors would value features made possible by online dissemination. An Internet-based ambulatory care curriculum was developed and marketed to internal medicine residency program directors. Utilization and knowledge outcomes were tracked by the website; opinions of program directors were measured by paper surveys. Twenty-four programs enrolled with the online curriculum. The curriculum was rated favorably by all programs, test scores on curricular content improved significantly, and program directors rated highly features made possible by an Internet-based curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-509
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Issue number5 PART 2
StatePublished - May 2004


  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Curriculum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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