Students in Longitudinal Clerkships Develop Similar Skills to Students in Traditional Clerkships

long_trad_skills  Two different studies looked at performance of learners trained in longitundinal clerkships, showing similar performance to learners who trained in traditional block clerkships.  These students tend to be self-selected.  The study by Myrhe et al was strengthened by matching longitudinal students to traditional students with similar pre-clinical performance.- Laura Willett, MD

Myhre DL, Woloschuk W, Jackson W, McLaughlin K. Academic Performance of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Versus Rotation-Based Clerkship Students: A Matched-Cohort Study. Acad Med. 89(2), February 2014, p 292–295.

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