Brenda S O'Hara

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UNLABELLED Clerkship encounter forms were used to assess the types of diagnoses seen, the level of activities performed (student responsibility), and self-reported competence (comfort level) in dealing with patients. INTRODUCTION Many medical schools require a family medicine clerkship, yet little is known about the quantity and diversity of the diagnoses(More)
BACKGROUND Many medical schools require a family medicine clerkship, yet little is known about the quantity and diversity of the diagnoses encountered by the students. PURPOSE This study examines patients encountered with psychiatric diagnoses using quantitative data collected by students in a family practice clerkship. METHODS Over a 2-year period, 445(More)
BACKGROUND Curriculum planning is an essential process at any institution of learning. Currently, at Indiana University, a 1-week required otorhinolaryngology clerkship is being considered for removal from the curriculum, and this exposure is planned for integration into other primary care clerkships. A data collection system for patient encounters was(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Medical educators are working to articulate the objectives and measure the outcomes of medical education. In clinical training, faculty need methods to identify both the principal educational contributions of individual clerkships and how prior experiences influence student learning. METHODS We analyzed students' perceived(More)
Many US medical schools require a family medicine clerkship, yet little is known about the quantity and diversity of the diagnoses the students experience. This study examines patients encountered with musculoskeletal diagnoses using quantitative data collected by family practice clerkship students. Over a two-year period, 445 students completed 7,202(More)
To determine whether evaluation comments differed based on preceptors' and students' genders, preceptors' evaluations of medical students were analyzed. Preceptors tended to comment on the same themes in the same proportions, regardless of gender. However, women preceptors commented about "Personality/Maturity" and "Personality/Character" more frequently(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Adequate and equivalent clinical experience is related to the number and diagnoses of patients encountered and should provide students with experiences similar to community practice. This study compares the distribution of diagnoses family medicine clerkship students encountered at a Midwest medical school during 2009-2011 with(More)
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