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Medical student subinternships in surgery: characterization and needs assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23331983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Medical students commonly enroll in courses known as "subinternships" before residency application. This study investigated the experiences and needs of students completing subinternships in surgery.
METHODS: Electronic surveys were sent to medical students applying to the surgery residency program at our institution and to medical student clerkship directors for distribution nationally. Approximately 700 surveys were distributed with 275 completed (39%).
RESULTS: Sixty-one percent of respondents indicated subinternships influenced specialty choice, and 82% of this group applied in general surgery. General surgery applicants rated mentorship (93%) and clerkship experience (92%) as important factors for specialty choice. Technical skills education was rated as beneficial by 89% of respondents, but formal laboratories were included only in 21% of courses. Only 49% received course objectives, and less than 10% were given a reading schedule.
CONCLUSIONS: Opportunity exists to define a curriculum for surgical subinternships in order to address student needs for specific didactics for residency preparation and technical skill enhancement.
Authors:
Brenessa M Lindeman; Pamela A Lipsett; Adnan Alseidi; Anne O Lidor
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  205     ISSN:  1879-1883     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, Blalock 610, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. Electronic address: b.lindeman@jhmi.edu.
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