Intercalated degrees, learning styles, and career preferences : Prospective longitudinal study of UK medical students.
Objectives To assess the effects of taking an intercalated degree (BSc) on the study habits and learning styles of medical students and on their interest in a career in medical research.
Design Longitudinal questionnaire study of medical students at application to medical school and in their final year.
Setting All UK medical schools.
Participants 6901 medical school applicants for admission in 1991 were studied in the autumn of 1990. 3333 entered medical school in 1991 or 1992, and 2695 who were due to qualify in 1996 or 1997 were studied 3 months before the end of their clinical course.
Response rates were 92% for applicants and 56% for final year students.
Main outcome measures Study habits (surface, deep, and strategic learning style) and interest in different medical careers, including medical research.
Identical questions were used at time of application and in final year.
Results Students who had taken an intercalated degree had higher deep and strategic learning scores than at application to medical school.
Those with highest degree classes had higher strategic and deep learning scores and lower surface learning scores.
Students taking intercalated degrees showed greater interest in careers in medical research and laboratory medicine and less interest in general practice than their peers. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignement universitaire, Formation professionnelle, Médecin, Etudiant, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Enquête opinion, Questionnaire, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Higher education, Occupational training, Physician, Student, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Human, United Kingdom, Europe, Opinion inquiry, Questionnaire, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0430386
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 22/03/2000.