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  1. Are long hours and hard work detrimental to end-clerkship examination scores ? Commentary.

    Article - En anglais

    BACKGROUND 

    Third-year medical students'complaints focus on the number of hours worked and subsequent lack of study time among three general surgery blocks.

    We hypothesize that this difference between the surgical blocks does not adversely influence student examination scores.

    METHODS 

    Student scores for the academic years 1996-97 to 1997-98 for the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) surgery subtests were compiled.

    A comparison of two « slow » general surgery blocks (B/C) with one « busy » block (A) was made using a two-tailed t test.

    A multiple regression analysis was also employed.

    Finally, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) part I scores were used to determine equivalency of groups.

    RESULTS 

    No significant difference existed between block A and blocks B/C in USMLE part I and NBME (P=0.35 and 0.16 respectively).

    However, USMLE and rotation sequence influenced NBME scores (P<0.001).

    CONCLUSION 

    The data suggest that no difference exists in examination scores between students assigned to a busy general surgery block versus those students assigned to slow blocks.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Etudiant, Médecine, Chirurgie, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin, Formation professionnelle, Examen universitaire, Rythme travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Human, Student, Medicine, Surgery, Health staff, Physician, Occupational training, College examen, Working rhythm

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0236098

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.