Medical Science Educator

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 325–332

Designing and Implementing a Medical Student Procedures Curriculum

  • Michael T. Fitch
  • Suzanne Edmunds
  • Joel Bruggen
  • Kim Askew
  • Jennifer Jackson
  • David E. Manthey
Monograph

DOI: 10.1007/s40670-014-0051-0

Cite this article as:
Fitch, M.T., Edmunds, S., Bruggen, J. et al. Med.Sci.Educ. (2014) 24: 325. doi:10.1007/s40670-014-0051-0

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Clinical procedures Undergraduate education Longitudinal curriculum 

Copyright information

© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael T. Fitch
    • 1
  • Suzanne Edmunds
    • 2
    • 4
  • Joel Bruggen
    • 3
  • Kim Askew
    • 1
  • Jennifer Jackson
    • 4
  • David E. Manthey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineWake Forest School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyWake Forest School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA
  3. 3.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyWake Forest School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA
  4. 4.Department of PediatricsWake Forest School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

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