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Yaghini O, Parnia A, Monajemi A, Daryazadeh S. Gap analysis of medical students' clinical exposures in pediatrics clerkship with standard: Providing interventional strategies to improve clinical competency. RJMS. 2017; 23 (153) :1-12
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4297-en.html

PhD student, Department of Medical Education, EDC
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Background: Medical students' clinical exposures review is important to assess clinical education field and clinical education deficiencies compensation. This study aimed to Gap analysis of medical students' clinical exposures with standard in pediatrics clerkship educational minimums and providing interventional strategies to improve clinical competency in different seasons was done in academic year 2014-15.

Methods: This descriptive-analytical and cross sectional study was performed in 129 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences medical students in three pediatrics clerkship in three season winter, autumn and spring. Data collection tool was standard checklist to compare number of recorded clinical exposures in students' log books with standard educational minimums by Mann - Whitney U test (p<0.05) and Significant of exposures comparison with standard rate was determined as low, Borderline and over exposure.

Results: Based on entering the study conditions, clinical exposures result of 97 students were studied (%75.2). Mean of exposures in educational Rotations: "general, emergency, and clinic and respiratory" was much lower than standard in more than half of educational minimums. Against not mentioned Rotations had better conditions.

Conclusion: According to obtained results in pediatric clerkship clinical education deficiencies, totally 33 of 63 items of clinical minimums in gap analysis had low exposure and therefore to compensate for its educational interventions including workshops, films, educational slides and introducing case recommended.

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