ERIC Number: ED474161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Morning Report in Family Medicine Residency Programs: A Descriptive Study.
Kuncharapu, Indumathi; Cass, Alvah R.; Carlson, Carol A.; Scott, Jack R.
Morning Report (MR) is a frequently held case conference in most Family Medicine (FM) residency programs among medical learners who discuss recent inpatient admissions before the day's care of patients. This study conducted a national survey of FM residency program directors to describe the roles of faculty and residents in facilitating MR. Document activities typically included in the sessions, and evaluate director's perceptions of the educational value of MR compared to other learning activities. Responses were received from 163 FM residency programs (33% response rate). Data indicate that MR is commonly held in FM residency programs, with the chief benefit being its educational value. Sixty percent of programs regularly conducted MR for 1 hour or more each week, and one in five programs conducted both inpatient and outpatient MR conferences with faculty, residents, students, nurses, and other personnel in attendance. Cases are most often selected by third-year residents to provide opportunities for teaching improvements in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. Recommendations are made for the improvement of MR programs. (Contains 2 figures and 26 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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