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Med Teach. 2008;30(7):717-8. doi: 10.1080/01421590802216274.

A powerpoint game format to teach prescription writing.

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School of Medicine, St Matthew's University, Cayman Islands.


The need for alternative and more productive teaching methods and materials that supplement the traditional lecture format is increasingly being emphasized in medical education. The new teaching tools should encourage students to interact with each other and also with the teachers and should enhance critical thinking. To help students understand and realize the importance of proper prescription writing and the magnitude of this problem, we developed this simple PowerPoint game based on the TV game show, 'Jeopardy'. At the end of the activity the students rated the activity highly and mentioned that they would like to have similar activities for other topics as well.

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