The effect of the duration and structure of a surgery clerkship on student performance.

@article{Lind1999TheEO,
  title={The effect of the duration and structure of a surgery clerkship on student performance.},
  author={D. Scott Lind and T Marum and Daniel Ledbetter and Timothy Corcoran Flynn and Lynn J Romrell and Edward M. Copeland},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={1999},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={106-11}
}
The emphasis on a generalist professional education has led to shortening and restructuring of the surgery clerkship in the curricula of many medical schools. Little data exist regarding the effect of these changes on student performance. Therefore, we examined the effect of the length, timing, and content of the third year surgery rotation on several clerkship and postclerkship performance measures of 487 students from July 1994 to July 1998. In addition, students' perceptions regarding their… CONTINUE READING