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Razavi S, Dabiran S, Panah Khahi M, Asefi S, Zaker Shahrak G. Medical clerks self-assessment before and after basic surgical skill training using the Stationed Educational method in the Clinical Skills Center affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2004-2008. sjsph. 2010; 8 (2) :15-26
URL: http://sjsph.tums.ac.ir/article-1-82-en.html
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Background and Aim: Nowadays Clinical Skills Centers are important structural components of medical education systems globally. In these centers medical students are trained using a variety of methods and techniques, one method being teaching in structured stations. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of this method by comparing the students' self-assessment of their own basic surgical skills before and after structured stations teaching.

Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2004-08 in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. The participants included 268 medical students at the clerkship stage there were 3 trainer groups. The pre- and post-self assessment techniques were used to assess the learning progress. ANOVA & Paired-t and non-parametric tests were used for data analysis.

Results: Irrespective of which year the students were in, self- scoring on 17 cognitive subjects and 10 procedural skills showed a significant improvement after the instruction (p<0.001). There were significant differences among the 3 trainer groups (p<0.001).
Conclusion: This study suggests that teaching basic surgical skills using structured stations is effective in improving practical skills.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2010/02/10 | Accepted: 2010/08/17 | Published: 2013/08/9

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