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ERIC Number: EJ808487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
The Junior Medical Student Psychiatry Clerkship: Curriculum, Attitudes, and Test Performance
Niedermier, Julie A.; Bornstein, Robert; Brandemihl, Adam
Academic Psychiatry, v30 n2 p136-143 Apr 2006
Objective: The third-year clerkship provides fundamental psychiatric training experience for medical students at Ohio State University. The authors aimed to assess students' attitudes toward this clerkship, as well as its quality and its relationship to standardized measures of performance. Methods: Pre- and post-surveys using Likert-type scales were conducted. Results: The majority of students appeared to have favorable attitudes at the beginning of the clerkship, and students with initial neutral attitudes seemed to develop more favorable attitudes at the conclusion of the rotation. Students demonstrated definitive attitudes toward various curriculum components that were currently in place. Conclusion: These findings reaffirm that timing of the rotation is a critical factor in standardized test performance. Data from this baseline study were utilized to modify the existing clerkship experience. Further research is underway to determine its impact.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio