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dc.contributor.authorNorris, TE
dc.contributor.authorSchaad, DC
dc.contributor.authorDeWitt, D
dc.contributor.authorOgur, B
dc.contributor.authorHunt, D
dc.date.available2014-05-22T01:18:18Z
dc.date.issued2009-07-01
dc.identifierpii: 00001888-200907000-00021
dc.identifier.citationNorris, T. E., Schaad, D. C., DeWitt, D., Ogur, B. & Hunt, D. (2009). Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships for Medical Students: An Innovation Adopted by Medical Schools in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United States. ACADEMIC MEDICINE, 84 (7), pp.902-907. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181a85776.
dc.identifier.issn1040-2446
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/30569
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Integrated clinical clerkships represent a relatively new and innovative approach to medical education that uses continuity as an organizing principle, thus increasing patient-centeredness and learner-centeredness. Medical schools are offering longitudinal integrated clinical clerkships in increasing numbers. This report collates the experiences of medical schools that use longitudinal integrated clerkships for medical student education in order to establish a clearer characterization of these experiences and summarize outcome data, when possible. METHOD: The authors sent an e-mail survey with open text responses to 17 medical schools with known longitudinal integrated clerkships. RESULTS: Sixteen schools in four countries on three continents responded to the survey. Fifteen institutions have active longitudinal integrated clerkships in place. Two programs began before 1995, but the others are newer. More than 2,700 students completed longitudinal integrated clerkships in these schools. The median clerkship length is 40 weeks, and in 15 of the schools, the core clinical content was in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics-gynecology. Eleven schools reported supportive student responses to the programs. No differences were noted in nationally normed exam scores between program participants and those in the traditional clerkships. Limited outcomes data suggest that students who participate in these programs are more likely to enter primary care careers. CONCLUSIONS: This study documents the increasing use of longitudinal integrated clerkships and provides initial insights for institutions that may wish to develop similar clinical programs. Further study will be needed to assess the long-term impact of these programs on medical education and workforce initiatives.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
dc.subjectCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.titleLongitudinal Integrated Clerkships for Medical Students: An Innovation Adopted by Medical Schools in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United States
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181a85776
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentRural Clinical School
melbourne.source.titleACADEMIC MEDICINE
melbourne.source.volume84
melbourne.source.issue7
melbourne.source.pages902-907
dc.research.codefor1302
dc.description.sourcechapter7
dc.description.pagestart902
melbourne.publicationid139195
melbourne.elementsid319202
melbourne.contributor.authorDEWITT TALBOT, DAWN
dc.identifier.eissn1938-808X
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