Directed Reading was created to facilitate a structured reading process for internal medicine residents at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The application was designed to support a learner-centered approach where residents were assigned specific objectives in content areas where they’ve demonstrated a potential weakness.
Due to a strong correlation between ITE score and passing the American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Exam, Henry Ford Hospital developed a supervised directed reading program for internal medicine residents who scored at or below the 35th percentile. The directed reading program is a supervised scheduled medical knowledge development program that focuses on ITE objectives. The program had a positive effect on individual’s percentile ranking and was seen positively by those who used it.