A tutor programme in obstetrics and gynaecology

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Abstract

  • A Tutor Programme was created in a third‐year clerkship in obstetrics and gynaecology to remedy a student complaint of insufficient contact with teaching staff. Data obtained through the use of observational methodologies were integrated with data from questionnaires and student/teacher interviews to assess programme content, its contribution to student education, and the characteristics of student‐teacher interactions. Teachers and students both expressed satisfaction at this opportunity to ‘get to know each other’. A unique contribution of the programme was the discussion of a set of topics categorized as ‘Medicine as a Career and Lifestyle’, e.g. how to make career decisions, residency selection, etc.). These topics were not addressed elsewhere in the curriculum yet were of great importance to the students. The value of observational methods in comprehensive programme evaluation was reaffirmed. 1984 Blackwell Publishing
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  • BECKMANN CRB; BERNER ES; BARZANSKY BM; ALSCHULER MD; SPELLACY WN
  • Start Page

  • 443
  • End Page

  • 445
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 6