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The Progress Test as a Diagnostic Tool for a New PBL Curriculum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22267346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Context: The College of Medicine at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) is running a PBL-based curriculum. A progress test was used to evaluate components of the basic medical and clinical sciences curriculum. Objective: To evaluate the performance of students at different levels of the college of medicine curriculum through USMLE-based test that focused on basic medical and clinical sciences topics. Methods: The USMLE-based basic medical and clinical sciences progress test has been conducted since 2007. It covers nine topics, including: anatomy; physiology; histology; epidemiology; biochemistry; behavioral sciences, pathology, pharmacology and immunology/microbiology. Here we analyzed results of three consecutive years of all students in years 1-4. Findings: There was a good correlation between progress test results and students' GPA. Progress test results in the clinical topics were better than basic medical sciences. In basic medical sciences, results of pharmacology, biochemistry, behavioral sciences and histology gave lower results than the other disciplines. Conclusions: Results of our progress test proved to be a useful indicator for both basic medical sciences and clinical sciences curriculum. Results are being utilized to help in modifying our curriculum.
Authors:
Ibrahim Al Alwan; Mohammed Al-Moamary; Nadia Al-Attas; Abdulmohsen Al Kushi; Essam Albanyan; Mohammed Zamakhshary; Hanan Mf Al Kadri; Hani Tamim; Mohi Eldin Magzoub; Ali Hajeer; Henk Schmidt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Education for health (Abingdon, England)     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1469-5804     ISO Abbreviation:  Educ Health (Abingdon)     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607101     Medline TA:  Educ Health (Abingdon)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  493     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
College of Medicine, PO Box 22490, MC 3130, Riyadh 11426. alwani@ksau-hs.edu.sa.
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