Preparing Students for Clerkship: A Resident Shadowing Program

A low-cost voluntary program is described in which first-year students were assigned to shadow randomly selected first-year residents during their clinical duties for several hours a month, for a mean total of 44.5 hours.  Nearly all participants enjoyed the experience, and about three fourths felt that the students would be better prepared for their clerkships.–Laura Willett, MD

Turner SR1, White J, Poth C, Rogers WT. Preparing students for clerkship: a resident shadowing program.Acad Med. 2012 Sep;87(9):1288-91.

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