Student-selected components in surgery: providing practical experience and increasing student confidence.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127620
Title:
Student-selected components in surgery: providing practical experience and increasing student confidence.
Authors:
Falk, G A; Robb, W B; Khan, W H; Hill, A D K
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland. gavfalk@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Student-selected components in surgery: providing practical experience and increasing student confidence. 2009, 178 (3):267-72 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Sep-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127620
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0306-8
PubMed ID:
19294481
Abstract:
Reviews of the medical school curriculum in the UK and Ireland have recommended the introduction of student-selected components (SSCs). The Department of Surgery in The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has introduced a 6-week surgical SSC, which aims to develop practical clinical skills, provide mentorship and prepare students for internship.; Emphasis was placed on exposure to surgical specialities, teaching practical skills and student integration into surgical teams. Students completed an online survey pre- and post-SSC, assessing attitudes towards the course and confidence in performing ward-based and surgical skills.; The mean Likert scale scores increased for all the skills assessed. Students felt that the SSC prepared them for their first day of work and strengthened their desire to pursue surgical careers.; A surgical SSC has been successful in increasing student confidence in performing practical skills required for commencing work as a doctor. Provision of dedicated SSCs is likely to influence the career choice of students.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Clinical Competence; Curriculum; Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Educational Measurement; Educational Status; Great Britain; Humans; Ireland; Questionnaires; Students, Medical
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFalk, G Aen
dc.contributor.authorRobb, W Ben
dc.contributor.authorKhan, W Hen
dc.contributor.authorHill, A D Ken
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T08:46:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-07T08:46:38Z-
dc.date.issued2009-09-
dc.identifier.citationStudent-selected components in surgery: providing practical experience and increasing student confidence. 2009, 178 (3):267-72 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19294481-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0306-8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127620-
dc.description.abstractReviews of the medical school curriculum in the UK and Ireland have recommended the introduction of student-selected components (SSCs). The Department of Surgery in The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has introduced a 6-week surgical SSC, which aims to develop practical clinical skills, provide mentorship and prepare students for internship.-
dc.description.abstractEmphasis was placed on exposure to surgical specialities, teaching practical skills and student integration into surgical teams. Students completed an online survey pre- and post-SSC, assessing attitudes towards the course and confidence in performing ward-based and surgical skills.-
dc.description.abstractThe mean Likert scale scores increased for all the skills assessed. Students felt that the SSC prepared them for their first day of work and strengthened their desire to pursue surgical careers.-
dc.description.abstractA surgical SSC has been successful in increasing student confidence in performing practical skills required for commencing work as a doctor. Provision of dedicated SSCs is likely to influence the career choice of students.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshCurriculum-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Undergraduate-
dc.subject.meshEducational Measurement-
dc.subject.meshEducational Status-
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshStudents, Medical-
dc.titleStudent-selected components in surgery: providing practical experience and increasing student confidence.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland. gavfalk@rcsi.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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