Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Exploring a novel approach to surgery clerkship didactics during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study.
Am J Surg. 2021 Jul 13 [Online ahead of print]AJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The COVID-19 pandemic brings unforeseen challenges in medical education. The current study aims to: 1) describe third-year medical students' experiences with the novel Shelf-Exam-Type Question Didactics (SET QD) before (in-person) and during (virtual) COVID-19.

METHODS

In this qualitative study using grounded theory, we conducted purposive sampling and used 23 in-depth semi-structured interviews. Audio recordings were transcribed verbatim and the Atlas.Ti software was used to manage the thematic analysis.

RESULTS

There are three themes and eight subthemes that emerged: 1) The SET QD Framework (sub-themes: questions as learning opportunities; interleaving; notable clinical scenarios; team learning; accountability). 2) Experienced Educator (subtheme: transformational teaching). 3) Virtual Accessibility (sub-themes: alleviating time constraints, and mitigating life-stressors).

CONCLUSIONS

Medical students regarded SET QD as impactful for shelf exam preparation, clinical preparation, and long-term retention of the material. This novel virtual didactic method may be used in non-surgical clerkships as well.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1731 E 120th St, Los Angeles, CA, 90059, USA; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA. Electronic address: jnegretemanriquez@mednet.ucla.edu.College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1731 E 120th St, Los Angeles, CA, 90059, USA. Electronic address: shahrzadbazargan@cdrewu.edu.David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA. Electronic address: snahm@mednet.ucla.edu.David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA; Department of Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W Carson St, Torrance, CA, 90502, USA. Electronic address: cdevirgilio@lundquist.org.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

34284882

Citation

Negrete Manriquez, Jose A., et al. "Exploring a Novel Approach to Surgery Clerkship Didactics During the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Qualitative Study." American Journal of Surgery, 2021.
Negrete Manriquez JA, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Nahm SJ, et al. Exploring a novel approach to surgery clerkship didactics during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study. Am J Surg. 2021.
Negrete Manriquez, J. A., Bazargan-Hejazi, S., Nahm, S. J., & de Virgilio, C. (2021). Exploring a novel approach to surgery clerkship didactics during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study. American Journal of Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.07.006
Negrete Manriquez JA, et al. Exploring a Novel Approach to Surgery Clerkship Didactics During the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Qualitative Study. Am J Surg. 2021 Jul 13; PubMed PMID: 34284882.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Exploring a novel approach to surgery clerkship didactics during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study. AU - Negrete Manriquez,Jose A, AU - Bazargan-Hejazi,Shahrzad, AU - Nahm,Sue J, AU - de Virgilio,Christian, Y1 - 2021/07/13/ PY - 2021/04/16/received PY - 2021/07/04/revised PY - 2021/07/06/accepted PY - 2021/7/21/entrez PY - 2021/7/22/pubmed PY - 2021/7/22/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - Innovation in medical education KW - Medical student clerkships KW - Surgical education KW - Undergraduate medical education KW - Virtual learning JF - American journal of surgery JO - Am J Surg N2 - BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic brings unforeseen challenges in medical education. The current study aims to: 1) describe third-year medical students' experiences with the novel Shelf-Exam-Type Question Didactics (SET QD) before (in-person) and during (virtual) COVID-19. METHODS: In this qualitative study using grounded theory, we conducted purposive sampling and used 23 in-depth semi-structured interviews. Audio recordings were transcribed verbatim and the Atlas.Ti software was used to manage the thematic analysis. RESULTS: There are three themes and eight subthemes that emerged: 1) The SET QD Framework (sub-themes: questions as learning opportunities; interleaving; notable clinical scenarios; team learning; accountability). 2) Experienced Educator (subtheme: transformational teaching). 3) Virtual Accessibility (sub-themes: alleviating time constraints, and mitigating life-stressors). CONCLUSIONS: Medical students regarded SET QD as impactful for shelf exam preparation, clinical preparation, and long-term retention of the material. This novel virtual didactic method may be used in non-surgical clerkships as well. SN - 1879-1883 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/34284882/Exploring_a_novel_approach_to_surgery_clerkship_didactics_during_the_COVID-19_pandemic:_A_qualitative_study. L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002-9610(21)00386-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
Try the Free App:
Prime PubMed app for iOS iPhone iPad
Prime PubMed app for Android
Prime PubMed is provided
free to individuals by:
Unbound Medicine.