Geha R, Dhaliwal G. Pilot virtual clerkship curriculum during the COVID‐19 pandemic: Podcasts, peers and problem‐solving. Medical Education. 2020;54(9):855-856. doi:10.1111/medu.14246
The article discusses the transition of six students who completed 14 days of an internal medicine inpatient clerkship (IC) to a virtual clerkship curriculum (VCC) during the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Topics include objective of the VCC, conceptual frameworks for the VCC, and conclusion on the transformative power of a clerkship.
Lubarsky S. Movie night! An entertaining online educational method for introducing students to common presentations in neurology. Medical Education. 2020;54(9):856-857. doi:10.1111/medu.14218
The article discusses a study which developed a novel and entertaining online educational method for introducing pre-clerkship students to common clinical presentations in neurology. Topics include learning objectives for the course called Transition to Clinical Practice in Neurology at McGill University, films reviewed by the students to help them achieve the goals online, and lessons learned from the online educational method used.
Chang, Chi-Ping, Lee, Ting-Ting, Mills, Mary Etta, Hsieh, Yi-Pei. E-portfolio functional requirements for the final semester baccalaureate practicum course: A qualitative research study. Journal of Professional Nursing. 2019;35(5):405-411. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2019.04.004.
Background: The purpose of the nursing practicum course is to enable students to integrate cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills into professional competencies prior to clinical work. With advances in information technology, e-portfolio focusing on individualized learning, reflection, and self-management has received positive consideration. The nursing profession has since adopted it as part of nursing education.
Purpose: This study explored the needs and perceptions of students in a baccalaureate nursing program regarding the use of e-portfolio in the final semester practicum course.
Method: This study used semi-structured focus group interviews and applied the principles of content analysis to interview content.
Results: Four key research themes were revealed: (1) anticipated functions achieved, (2) ease of uploading data and showcasing learning results (3) functionality extensions to enhance mobile learning, and (4) policy guidelines for mandatory use and plagiarism prevention.
Conclusion: E-portfolio assists in integrating knowledge, practical skills, and achievement recognition into the learning process. The use of e-portfolio with upgrades can enable learning of clinical competencies by students in preparation for clinical nursing practice. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Shropshire, Shirley. Close to home: Learning to detach when the clients are a mirror. Cornwell, Connie S [Ed], Woods, Sarah B [Ed]. Case studies in couple and family therapy: Through the lens of early career professionals. New York, NY, US: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, US; 2020:113-127. Available from: APA PsycInfo at http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=reference&D=psyc16&NEWS=N&AN=2019-68487-007. Accessed September 08, 2020.
Abstract: Learning family therapy can be a struggle. The supervisor can question whether direct intervention is needed in a case and rescue the therapy intern, or hold back. The supervisor weighs whether intervening will have a negative impact on developing the intern’s self-confidence against whether it is needed for the benefit of the clients. The supervisor must support the growth of the therapist and take care of the clients at the same time. The struggle is worthwhile when it opens the door to processing self-of-the-therapist issues for both the therapist and supervisor. For the intern, struggles with a difficult and intimidating family member can trigger problems and patterns of dysfunction within the therapist’s family-of-origin. It is also easy for the beginning therapist to get lost in the system. This chapter describes the author’s experience while providing family therapy to a couple with three children, where the eldest one has autism and the middle son has a rare metabolic disorder. It was not lost on the author that this family closely represented her own family, when her children were younger and two of her children have a rare disorder called Klippel-Feil Syndrome. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Komasawa N, Terasaki F, Kawata R. Hurdles to seamless clinical clerkship in Japan…Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Practical recommendation on medical practice during clinical clerkship Tokyo (Japan). 2018. [accessed 2019 Oct 31]. Medical Teacher. 2020;42(8):954-955. doi:10.1080/0142159X.2019.1688770
Goldenberg MN, Hersh DC, Wilkins KM, Schwartz ML. Suspending Medical Student Clerkships Due to COVID-19 [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 3]. Med Sci Educ. 2020;1-4. doi:10.1007/s40670-020-00994-1
Medical schools around the world have been grappling with how to adapt undergraduate medical curricula in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our institution made the decision to suspend all clinical clerkships the day before the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recommended to US medical schools a similar suspension of « medical student participation in any activities that involved patient contact. » This manuscript describes the rapid evolution in our decision-making as we weighed various information, values, and priorities in the face of the emerging public health crisis. We discuss how a compromised learning environment and concerns about student, patient, and the public health led to the suspension. We also consider next steps as we move forward in this uncertain time.
Park J, Park H, Lim JE, Rhim HC, Lee YM. Medical students’ perspectives on recommencing clinical rotations during coronavirus disease 2019 at one institution in South Korea.Korean J Med Educ. 2020;32(3):223-229. doi:10.3946/kjme.2020.170
Purpose: Clinical rotations of medical students across the world have inevitably been affected due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The aims of this study were to explore medical students’ perception on the school’s response and management of clinical rotation during the COVID-19 pandemic and on how it had affected the quality of their education.
Methods: An online questionnaire was distributed to third year medical students at one institution whose clinical rotations re-started during the pandemic. The questions asked about the students’ satisfaction with the school’s policy and feelings of safety, and the impact of COVID-19 on clinical learning.
Results: The students’ perception on the school’s response to the pandemic was mixed. Re-commencement of the clinical rotations and procurement of personal protective equipment was positive but a third of students still felt unsafe. The decreased number of hospital patients did not seem to have impacted their overall clinical education with praise on the role of the supervising physicians. Seventy-six-point seven percent of students conferred the positive educational opportunities on medical professionalism presented to them only as the clinical rotation during the ongoing pandemic.
Conclusion: Our observations on the re-commencement of clerkship during this pandemic may help equip medical institutions on future public health crisis.
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