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ERIC Number: EJ1007689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Subspecialty Exposure in a Psychiatry Clerkship Does Not Improve Student Performance in the Subject Examination
Retamero, Carolina; Ramchandani, Dilip
Academic Psychiatry, v37 n3 p179-181 May 2013
Objective: The authors compared the NBME subject examination scores and subspecialty profiles of 3rd-year medical students who were assigned to psychiatry subspecialties during their clerkship with those who were not. Method: The authors collated and analyzed the shelf examination scores, the clinical grades, and the child psychiatry and emergency psychiatry shelf profiles of 361 junior medical students in two medical schools during their psychiatry clerkship. Results: There were no significant differences on these parameters between the students assigned to subspecialty sites and those who were not. Conclusion: This study, like some similar previous studies in other clerkships, calls attention to the lack of measurable academic benefit of fragmenting and compartmentalizing the psychiatry clerkship experience for 3rd-year medical students. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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