December 12, 2017

A new way to consume research--video abstracts come to family medicine

Two family medicine faculty have produced short web videos, with support from the department and Michigan Medicine


Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., professor, and Timothy Guetterman, Ph.D., assistant professor, stepped in front of the camera, contributing to a new media project from Michigan medicine: Michigan Video Abstracts. The two mixed methodology researchers starred in their own short videos, which were hosted and produced jointly by the Department of Family Medicine and Michigan Medicine’s Health Information Technology and Services. The video abstracts bring their expertise to life, engaging audiences beyond the pages of a scholarly journal.  Fetters contributed two video, in a developing series on mixed methodologies. Part I & II of his series, titled "The Mixed Methods Research Integration Trilogy and Its Dimensions" are now available. You can watch their video abstracts online at

Guetterman was featured in the Michigan Medicine Headlines for his video abstract summarizing work on MPathic-VR, a program that utilizes virtual humans to train physicians in empathetic and effective communication. Guetterman also published a validation study of the technology, in a recent issue of Advances in Medical Education and Practice

Video produced by the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine and Michigan Medicine's Michigan Video Abstract project


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