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A pain in the neck--medical student attitudes to the Orthopaedic spine.
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PMID:  23155915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Considerable deficiencies exist in the teaching of Orthopaedic medicine. This study aimed (i) to determine if spinal surgery was the Orthopaedic specialty that students found most difficult, (ii) to appraise attitudes towards teaching of the spine, and (iii) to suggest ways teaching might be improved. A questionnaire on Orthopaedic teaching was given to 238 final year medical students in Ireland. Perceived difficulties with spinal surgery were compared to seven other Orthopaedic sub-specialties. Suggestions made on how to maximise teaching potential included 69 (29%) for more tutorials, 43 (18%) for more lectures, 26 (11%) suggested a more structured training programme and 17 (7%) for increased use of online resources. The spine is one of the least popular Orthopaedic subspecialties and considerable deficiencies exist in its education.
Authors:
P Groarke; J Kelly; E Flanagan; B Lenehan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish medical journal     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0332-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430275     Medline TA:  Ir Med J     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Orthopaedic Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin 7. patrickgroarke007@gmail.com
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