Preparing students to be doctors: introduction of a sub-internship program.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127142
Title:
Preparing students to be doctors: introduction of a sub-internship program.
Authors:
Robb, W B; Falk, G A; Khan, W H; Hill, A D K
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, RCSI, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin. wrobb@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Preparing students to be doctors: introduction of a sub-internship program., 102 (10):323-6 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
5-Apr-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127142
PubMed ID:
20108800
Abstract:
Preparing graduates for the transformation from medical student to doctor provides medical schools with a real challenge. Medical educators advocate a process of graduated delegation of responsibility in the clinical years of medical school. This is best exemplified in the North American system of sub-internship programmes; an educational approach which European medical schools have been slow to adopt. This study reports on the introduction of an intensive two-week surgical sub-internship for final medical year students. "Sub-interns" were asked to complete pre and post sub-internship online questionnaires assessing their readiness to perform clinical and practical skills, attitudes towards the program, and how well it prepared students for internship. Forty-nine students completed a questionnaire pre sub-internship and 47 completed the post-questionnaire. Student confidence towards practical and clinical skills and their first day at work increased over the two weeks. Mean Iikert scores for all 6 practical and clinical skills improved post sub-internship. The introduction of a surgical sub-internship is timely and welcomed by medical students. Its development helps bridge the gap in responsibilities between medical student and doctor.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Clinical Competence; Curriculum; Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Educational Measurement; Female; General Surgery; Humans; Ireland; Male; Questionnaires; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRobb, W Ben
dc.contributor.authorFalk, G Aen
dc.contributor.authorKhan, W Hen
dc.contributor.authorHill, A D Ken
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-05T11:16:40Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-05T11:16:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-04-05T11:16:40Z-
dc.identifier.citationPreparing students to be doctors: introduction of a sub-internship program., 102 (10):323-6 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20108800-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127142-
dc.description.abstractPreparing graduates for the transformation from medical student to doctor provides medical schools with a real challenge. Medical educators advocate a process of graduated delegation of responsibility in the clinical years of medical school. This is best exemplified in the North American system of sub-internship programmes; an educational approach which European medical schools have been slow to adopt. This study reports on the introduction of an intensive two-week surgical sub-internship for final medical year students. "Sub-interns" were asked to complete pre and post sub-internship online questionnaires assessing their readiness to perform clinical and practical skills, attitudes towards the program, and how well it prepared students for internship. Forty-nine students completed a questionnaire pre sub-internship and 47 completed the post-questionnaire. Student confidence towards practical and clinical skills and their first day at work increased over the two weeks. Mean Iikert scores for all 6 practical and clinical skills improved post sub-internship. The introduction of a surgical sub-internship is timely and welcomed by medical students. Its development helps bridge the gap in responsibilities between medical student and doctor.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshCurriculum-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Undergraduate-
dc.subject.meshEducational Measurement-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGeneral Surgery-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titlePreparing students to be doctors: introduction of a sub-internship program.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, RCSI, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin. wrobb@rcsi.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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