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Comparison of medical knowledge between pediatric residents who attend continuity clinic at different sites. WMJ 2009 Oct;108(7):349-51

Date

11/06/2009

Pubmed ID

19886582

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-73349118822   2 Citations

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine if a difference in medical knowledge exists between pediatric residents attending a private practice continuity clinic and pediatric residents attending an academic continuity clinic, as measured by the American Board of Pediatrics in-training examination.

DESIGN: A retrospective evaluation of scores on the American Board of Pediatrics in-training examination was performed, comparing the scores of residents who attend a private practice continuity clinic and those who attend an academic continuity clinic.

RESULTS: No significant difference was found in test scores of the 2 groups of residents for each year from 1999 to 2003. There was no significant difference between the mean differences of scores from the PL-1 year to the PL-3 year. Both groups showed improvement in scores betwen the first and last years of residency.

CONCLUSION: It is unlikely that there is a significant difference in medical knowledge between pediatric residents attending a continuity clinic in a private practice setting and pediatric residents attending a continuity clinic in an academic setting.

Author List

Cohen GA, Nocton JJ

Authors

Gary A. Cohen MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin
James J. Nocton MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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

Clinical Competence
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Internship and Residency
Male
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
Pediatrics
Private Practice
Retrospective Studies
Statistics, Nonparametric
Wisconsin