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J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2016 Mar 24;13:13. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2016.13.13. eCollection 2016.

Medical students' satisfaction with the Applied Basic Clinical Seminar with Scenarios for Students, a novel simulation-based learning method in Greece.

Author information

1
Medical Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2
Medical Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
3
Medical Department, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece.
4
Medical Department, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
5
The London Deanery HEE, Queen Mary University London, United Kingdom.
6
First Department of Cardiology, AHEPA Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
7
First Department of Surgery, Papageorgiou Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
8
Second Propaedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Hippokration Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The integration of simulation-based learning (SBL) methods holds promise for improving the medical education system in Greece. The Applied Basic Clinical Seminar with Scenarios for Students (ABCS3) is a novel two-day SBL course that was designed by the Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students. The ABCS3 targeted undergraduate medical students and consisted of three core components: the case-based lectures, the ABCDE hands-on station, and the simulation-based clinical scenarios. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the general educational environment of the course, as well as the skills and knowledge acquired by the participants.

METHODS:

Two sets of questions were distributed to the participants: the Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (DREEM) questionnaire and an internally designed feedback questionnaire (InEv). A multiple-choice examination was also distributed prior to the course and following its completion. A total of 176 participants answered the DREEM questionnaire, 56 the InEv, and 60 the MCQs.

RESULTS:

The overall DREEM score was 144.61 (±28.05) out of 200. Delegates who participated in both the case-based lectures and the interactive scenarios core components scored higher than those who only completed the case-based lecture session (P=0.038). The mean overall feedback score was 4.12 (±0.56) out of 5. Students scored significantly higher on the post-test than on the pre-test (P<0.001).

CONCLUSION:

The ABCS3 was found to be an effective SBL program, as medical students reported positive opinions about their experiences and exhibited improvements in their clinical knowledge and skills.

KEYWORDS:

Greece; Medical education; Personality inventory; Surveys and questionnaires

PMID:
27012313
PMCID:
PMC4835742
DOI:
10.3352/jeehp.2016.13.13
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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