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The effect of emergency department observational experience on medical student interest in emergency medicine.
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PMID:  20381989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: In many different health care educational models, shadowing, or observational experience, is accepted as integral to introducing students to the specifics of medical specialties. Study Objectives: We investigated whether emergency department (ED) observational experiences (EDOs) affect medical students' (MSs') interest in emergency medicine (EM). Additionally, we examined how the subjective quality of clinical exposures influences this interest and the decision to recommend EDOs to other students. Methods: This is a survey of MSs at a Level 1 tertiary care university hospital during a 2-year period. The study focused on assessing perception of ED exposure, post-EDO change in EM interest, and decision to recommend EDOs to others. Results: The majority of MSs had a change in EM interest post-EDO and recommended EDOs. Both variables correlated to ED exposure ratings. Conclusions: The EDO significantly influenced MS interest in EM by providing exposure to various aspects of the ED.
Laleh Gharahbaghian; Rasha Hindiyeh; Mark I Langdorf; Federico Vaca; Craig L Anderson; J Akiva Kahn; Warren Wiechmann; Shahram Lotfipour
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  458-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.
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