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ERIC Number: EJ885699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Effect of Curriculum Change on Exam Performance in a 4-Week Psychiatry Clerkship
Niedermier, Julie; Way, David; Kasick, David; Kuperschmidt, Rada
Academic Psychiatry, v34 n3 p216-219 May-Jun 2010
Objective: The authors investigated whether curriculum change could produce improved performance, despite a reduction in clerkship length from 8 to 4 weeks. Methods: The exam performance of medical students completing a 4-week clerkship in psychiatry was compared to national data from the National Board of Medical Examiners' Psychiatry Subject Examination and the United States Medical Licensure Examination Step 2 CK psychiatry and mental disorders subtests. Results: Curriculum change and restructuring to a 4-week psychiatry clerkship resulted in above-average and sustained improvement on nationally standardized assessment measures. Conclusion: Examination performance can be optimized despite a 50% reduction in the duration of a psychiatry clerkship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States