Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127464
Title:
Prepared for internship?
Authors:
Abuhusain, H; Chotirmall, S H; Hamid, N; O'Neill, S J
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9.
Citation:
Prepared for internship? 2009, 102 (3):82-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127464
PubMed ID:
19489196
Abstract:
Preparedness of medical school graduates for the intern year is one of the emphasised objectives of undergraduate medical training. We have evaluated the perceived preparedness of graduates undertaking the intern year in the Republic of Ireland. A 9-page questionnaire was mailed to all 497 interns in Ireland following commencement of the intern year in July 2005. Data obtained included demographics, perceived preparedness and assessment of perceived clinical skills (four sub-domains: core competencies, communication, emergencies, and educational environment). Information on intern induction was also collected. 99 questionnaires were returned (19.9%). Most of the cohort were Irish and worked in large medical school teaching hospitals. The majority of interns felt 'unprepared' for the intern year. Interns perceived themselves 'poor' in all areas of clinical skills assessed. Intern induction was attended by the majority and most stated it was too short. Medical schools are actively seeking innovative methods, through early patient contact and sub-internships, to better prepare undergraduates for the intern year. The deficiencies identified in this study are significant and emphasise the need for continued reform in the undergraduate curriculum.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Analysis of Variance; Clinical Competence; Cohort Studies; Curriculum; Education, Medical, Graduate; Female; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Internship and Residency; Ireland; Male; Questionnaires; Students, Medical; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAbuhusain, Hen
dc.contributor.authorChotirmall, S Hen
dc.contributor.authorHamid, Nen
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, S Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T14:54:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-06T14:54:20Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.citationPrepared for internship? 2009, 102 (3):82-4 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid19489196-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127464-
dc.description.abstractPreparedness of medical school graduates for the intern year is one of the emphasised objectives of undergraduate medical training. We have evaluated the perceived preparedness of graduates undertaking the intern year in the Republic of Ireland. A 9-page questionnaire was mailed to all 497 interns in Ireland following commencement of the intern year in July 2005. Data obtained included demographics, perceived preparedness and assessment of perceived clinical skills (four sub-domains: core competencies, communication, emergencies, and educational environment). Information on intern induction was also collected. 99 questionnaires were returned (19.9%). Most of the cohort were Irish and worked in large medical school teaching hospitals. The majority of interns felt 'unprepared' for the intern year. Interns perceived themselves 'poor' in all areas of clinical skills assessed. Intern induction was attended by the majority and most stated it was too short. Medical schools are actively seeking innovative methods, through early patient contact and sub-internships, to better prepare undergraduates for the intern year. The deficiencies identified in this study are significant and emphasise the need for continued reform in the undergraduate curriculum.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Variance-
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshCohort Studies-
dc.subject.meshCurriculum-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Graduate-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInternship and Residency-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshStudents, Medical-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titlePrepared for internship?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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