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Medical clerks self-assessment before and after basic surgical skill training using the Stationed Educational method in the Clinical Skills Center affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences,

Author(s): SM Razavi | S Dabiran | M Panah Khahi | S Asefi | Gh Zaker Shahrak

Journal: Journal of School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research
ISSN 1735-7586

Volume: 8;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Basic surgical skills | Clinical Skills Centers | Medical clerks | Self-assessment | Self-scoring | Teaching stations

Background and Aim: Nowadays Clinical Skills Centers are important structural components of medical education systems globally. In these centers medical students are trained using a variety of methods and techniques, one method being teaching in structured stations. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of this method by comparing the students' self-assessment of their own basic surgical skills before and after structured stations teaching."nMaterials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2004-08 in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. The participants included 268 medical students at the clerkship stage; there were 3 trainer groups. The pre- and post-self assessment techniques were used to assess the learning progress. ANOVA & Paired-t and non-parametric tests were used for data analysis."nResults: Irrespective of which year the students were in, self- scoring on 17 cognitive subjects and 10 procedural skills showed a significant improvement after the instruction (p
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