Designing and Implementing a Medical Student Procedures Curriculum
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- Fitch, M.T., Edmunds, S., Bruggen, J. et al. Med.Sci.Educ. (2014) 24: 325. doi:10.1007/s40670-014-0051-0
Recent medical school graduates are expected to have procedure skills that were mastered during undergraduate training. Many new physicians report inadequate preparation for procedures and are uncomfortable performing them unsupervised. A framework for teaching procedures has been described; however, a formal curriculum based on this framework has not yet been presented. Based on 8 years of curriculum development and experience with over 900 students, we present the design and implementation of a successful clinical procedures curriculum, highlighting a series of important issues for educators to consider when implementing such a clinical training program. Student participation and outcomes data are presented within the framework of this longitudinal curriculum implemented at our institution.