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Undergraduate surgical training: variations in program objectives and curriculum implementation across Canada.

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Source
Can J Surg. 2006 Feb;49(1):46-50
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2006
Author
Shawn S Forbes
Peter G Fitzgerald
Daniel W Birch
Author Affiliation
Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.
Source
Can J Surg. 2006 Feb;49(1):46-50
Date
Feb-2006
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Curriculum
Education, Medical, Undergraduate - organization & administration
General Surgery - education
Humans
Organizational Objectives
Program Evaluation - trends
Questionnaires
Abstract
Although nationally recognized learning objectives for undergraduate surgical education exist, the extent to which Canadian medical schools follow these guidelines has never been established.
We distributed a survey to all program directors and clinical-teaching-unit coordinators for undergraduate surgery at Canada's 16 medical schools, and subsequently assessed the perceived emphasis placed on learning objectives and student performance, and the impact of instructional tools and teaching locations.
Program directors in 15 medical schools responded to the survey. We identified a wide variation in the emphasis placed on basic learning objectives as well as specialty specific learning objectives. The length of rotations, methods of instruction and tools used to grade student performance also varied widely.
Our findings suggest significant variation in the design and implementation of undergraduate surgical education in Canada. This study may serve as a basis for reassessing learning objectives in Canadian undergraduate surgical education.
Notes
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Comment In: Can J Surg. 2010 Feb;53(1):E5-620100403
PubMed ID
16524143 View in PubMed
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