Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Surgery. Seattle, WA, USA, 1998/11/18.
The emphasis on a generalist professional education has led to shortening and restructuring of the surgery clerkship in the curricula of many medical schools.
Little data exist regarding the effect of these changes on student performance.
Therefore, we examined the effect of the length, timing, and content of the third year surgery rotation on several clerkship and post-clerkship performance measures of 487 students from July 1994 to July 1998.
In addition, students'perceptions regarding their ability to understand surgical disease topics were surveyed.
The 8-week clerkship (n=232) was associated with higher NMBE surgery test scores (510.5 ± 6.3 versus 457.4 ± 10.0, P<0.05) resulting in higher final clerkship grades (5.15 ± 0.04 versus 4.87 ± 0.03, P<0.05).
Although clerkship length had no significant effect on USMLE step 2 total or surgery subsection scores, the longer clerkship was associated with higher total (70.6 ± 0.37 versus 68.8 ± 0.50, P<0.05) and abdominal pain station (81.87 ± 0.71 versus 79.54 ± 0.73, P<0.05) OCSE scores.
Students rotating on surgery during the second half of third year (n=233) had higher NMBE surgery test scores (513.1 ± 8.9 versus 460.5 ± 11.2, P<0.05) and final grades (5.17 ± 0.03 versus 4.81 ± 0.04, P<0.05). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignement, Médecine, Durée, Service hospitalier, Chirurgie, Etudiant, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Teaching, Medicine, Duration, Hospital ward, Surgery, Student, Human, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 16/11/1999.