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A Novel Curriculum to Facilitate Career Choice in an Accelerated Medical Education Program. WMJ 2019 Jul;118(2):88-90

Date

09/19/2019

Pubmed ID

31532935

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85072395884

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Various specialties face the challenge of resident attrition. Trainees may withdraw due to several factors, including lack of adequate exposure to the specialty prior to joining the program. Making career choices becomes more challenging and stressful for students in an accelerated curriculum.

METHODS: The authors created and piloted a novel early clinical course: Specialty Longitudinal Integrated Clinical Experience (SPLICE), which provides an opportunity for clinical enrichment and early career exploration in an accelerated medical education program.

RESULTS: Initial evaluation by student and faculty demonstrate the curriculum's feasibility and acceptability.

DISCUSSION/CONCLUSION: Further implementation of the curriculum and long-term assessment is needed to determine its impact on career decisions and residency retention.

Author List

Chandratre S, Prunuske J, Dodson L

Author

Jacob P. Prunuske MD Assistant Dean, Professor in the Medical School Regional Campuses department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Career Choice
Curriculum
Education, Medical, Undergraduate
Female
Humans
Male
Medicine
Wisconsin