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01.12.2018 | Original Research | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

International Journal of Emergency Medicine 1/2018

The role of emergency medicine clerkship e-Portfolio to monitor the learning experience of students in different settings: a prospective cohort study

Zeitschrift:
International Journal of Emergency Medicine > Ausgabe 1/2018
Autoren:
Arif Alper Cevik, Sami Shaban, Margret El Zubeir, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan

Abstract

Background

Although emergency departments provide acute care learning opportunities for medical students, student exposure to recommended curriculum presentations and procedures are limited. In this perspective, clinical environments providing learning opportunities for students should be monitored as part of an ongoing quality improvement process. This study aims to analyze student exposures and their involvement levels in two different hospitals (Tawam and Al Ain) so as to improve the teaching and learning activities.

Methods

This is a prospective study on all 76 final year medical students’ electronic logbooks (e-Portfolio) of the academic year 2016/2017.

Results

Students recorded 5087 chief complaints and 3721 procedures. The average patient and procedure exposure in a shift per student in Al Ain Hospital compared with Tawam Hospital were 7.2 vs 6.4 and 5.8 vs 4.3, respectively. The highest full involvement with presentations was seen in the pediatric unit (67.1%, P < 0.0001). Urgent care shifts demonstrated the highest area of “full involvement” with procedures for our students (73.2%, P < 0.0001). Students’ highest involvement with presentations and procedures were found during the night shifts (P < 0.0001, 66.5 and 75.1%, respectively).

Conclusions

The electronic portfolio has proven to be a very useful tool in defining the learning activities of final year medical students during their emergency medicine clerkship and in comparing activities in two different clinical settings. Data collected and analyzed using this e-Portfolio has the potential to help medical educators and curriculum designers improve emergency medicine teaching and learning activities.
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