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Med Educ Online. 2011;16. doi: 10.3402/meo.v16i0.8443. Epub 2011 Dec 5.

Process of discovery: a fourth-year translational science course.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA. Benedict_DiGiovanni@urmc.rochester.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education notes the importance of educating medical students on clinical and translational research principles.

PURPOSE:

To describe a fourth-year course, "Process of discovery," which addresses teaching these principles, and to discuss students' perceptions of the course.

METHODS:

Core components and pedagogical methods of this course are presented. Course assessment was performed with specific pre- and post-course assessments.

RESULTS:

During academic years 2004 to 2009, 562 students were enrolled, with assessment response rate of 94% pre-course and 85% post-course. The students' self-assessment of their current understanding of clinical and translation research significantly increased, as well as their understanding of how clinical advances will take place over the next decade.

CONCLUSIONS:

A fourth-year course teaching clinical and translational research is successful, is seen as a positive experience and can meet the requirements for including clinical and translational research in the medical school curriculum.

KEYWORDS:

basic science course; clinical and translational research; fourth year course; medical school curriculum; medical students; translational science course

PMID:
22190847
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PMCID:
PMC3230242
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