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Expectations for oral case presentations for clinical clerks: opinions of internal medicine clerkship directors.
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PMID:  19139965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the expectations of undergraduate internal medicine educators for oral case presentations (OCPs). OBJECTIVE: We surveyed undergraduate internal medicine educational leaders to determine the degree to which they share the same expectations for oral case presentations. SUBJECTS: Participants were institutional members of the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine (CDIM). DESIGN: We included 20 questions relating to the OCP within the CDIM annual survey of its institutional members. We asked about the relative importance of specific attributes in a third-year medical student OCP of a new patient as well as its expected length. Percentage of respondents rating attributes as "very important" were compared using chi-squared analysis. RESULTS: Survey response rate was 82/110 (75%). Some attributes were more often considered very important than others (p < .001). Eight items, including aspects of the history of present illness, organization, a directed physical exam, and a prioritized assessment and plan focused on the most important problems, were rated as very important by >50% of respondents. Respondents expected the OCP to last a median of 7 minutes. CONCLUSIONS: Undergraduate internal medicine education leaders from a geographically diverse group of North American medical schools share common expectations for OCPs which can guide instruction and evaluation of this skill.
Eric H Green; Steven J Durning; Linda DeCherrie; Mark J Fagan; Bradley Sharpe; Warren Hershman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of general internal medicine     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1525-1497     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gen Intern Med     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-13     Completed Date:  2009-05-28     Revised Date:  2010-09-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605834     Medline TA:  J Gen Intern Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  370-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Clerkship / standards*
Data Collection
Educational Measurement / standards*
Faculty, Medical
Internal Medicine / education*
Professional Competence / standards*

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