Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is a health sciences university that creates and applies science and discoveries to further education, healthcare and community service locally and globally. Located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, it includes a medical school, Baylor College of Medicine, as well as graduate schools in biomedical sciences, allied health sciences and tropical medicine. BCM is consistently rated among the top-tier medical programs in the country.
At Baylor College of Medicine there are several week-long rotations in clinical subspecialties, that present information that may not be reviewed again, as residents move on to the next rotation.
Yet, the knowledge is expected to be retained and top of mind so it can be used in clinical settings.
It’s critical that this knowledge is retained when a patient’s health outcome is involved.
BCM’s Dr. Ertug Kovanci had watched what other teaching professors were doing with Qstream and decided
to try it for his 4-week reproductive endocrinology and infertility rotation.
Dozens of BCM residents received three scenario-based challenges every other day, delivered to their mobile devices, using Qstream’s platform.
Scenarios reviewed fundamental information the residents would need working with patients.
Example is “Which of the following is most likely to be abnormal in a 25-year-old female with premature ovarian failure and normal chromosomes”, follow by several answer choices.
The residents’ response to Qstream was upbeat – “cool”, “fun”, “convenient”. They loved the mobile accessibility and immediate feedback from anywhere – at work or at home.
Dr. Kovanci anticipated four months would be needed to complete the 25 scenario-based challenges. Instead, many students finished weeks early and asked for more scenarios.
Dr. Kovanci also appreciated Qstream’s features that automate the process of posting, then delivering challenges, and providing an at-a- glance view of how residents are performing.
“Qstream gave me a way to access these residents even though our 4-week rotation together was complete. I get to teach more, they get to learn more, and it’s convenient for everyone. Qstream also enabled a genuine dialogue on topic areas in which they struggled.” – Dr. Kovanci, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine