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Teaching medical students about cancer impact through a longitudinal surgical experience: a case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22490098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: We designed and execute a longitudinal curriculum that provides a comprehensive understanding of cancer illness and its impact upon the patient.
SUMMARY: The Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship is a redesign of the 3rd year where the traditional rotations are replaced by a single integrated year-long experience. Students are required to follow a patient with newly diagnosed gastrointestinal cancer and breast cancer, across all venues and disciplines. Twenty-nine of 34 students responded to a survey. On average patients were followed for 7 months, through 12 encounters across 4 different specialties. Students responded that this experience facilitated their understanding of cancer in a way not feasible in a traditional clerkship model.
CONCLUSIONS: Medical students perceive that this longitudinal model of cancer education improves integration of the surgical, medical, scientific, emotional, and social issues. Traditional "block rotation" students and even residents are rarely afforded such an educational opportunity.
Authors:
Arundhati Ghosh; David A Hirsh; Barbara Ogur; Steven David Schwaitzberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Teaching and learning in medicine     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1532-8015     ISO Abbreviation:  Teach Learn Med     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-11     Completed Date:  2012-08-31     Revised Date:  2013-02-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8910884     Medline TA:  Teach Learn Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Breast Neoplasms / psychology*
Curriculum
Data Collection
Education, Medical, Undergraduate
Empathy
Female
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / psychology*
General Surgery*
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Models, Theoretical
Patients / psychology*
Students, Medical*
Teaching / methods*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 EB005807/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS; R01 EB009362/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS; R01 EB010037/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS; R01 EB014305/EB/NIBIB NIH HHS

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