Third-year M.D. student Aaron Boothby co-authors research on information overload

September 27, 2016

Lifelong learning is built into the fabric of medical education. YOUR M.D., the OHSU undergraduate medical education curriculum, emphasizes continuous learning and the pursuit of new knowledge through a required scholarly project for medical students.

The results of these self-directed projects are beginning to bear fruit. The first publication from an OHSU medical student pursuing a scholarly project appeared recently in JAMA Oncology.

Aaron Boothby, a third-year medical student, is the student investigator. He collaborated with two OHSU School of Medicine faculty members on the publication, Jeremy Cetnar, M.D., and Vinay Prasad, M.D., M.P.H., both assistant professors of medicine (hematology and oncology), and Ruibin Wang, M.S., with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

In their research letter, the authors examined whether a policy change about conflict of interest disclosures was associated with increased information overload in presentation slides during American Society of Clinical Oncology meetings. Read the publication.