Posted: February 27, 2014

Using Clinical Skills Exams to Evaluate Medical Student Skills in Prevention

Description

This article describes the use of clinical skills exams to evaluate the prevention and public health instruction provided to students at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Two clinical skills exams (one existing case and one new case) using standardized patients were used to help assess the curricular ehancements in public and population health that were implemented from 2006-2010. The development of the cases and results are presented. This article is part of the October, 2011 Supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, "Patients and Populations: Public Health in Medical Education." The supplement is based on the September 2010 conference of the same name that drew more than 190 medical and public health educators and public health practitioners from the U.S. and Canada. Publication of the Supplement was supported by the cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Keywords

Public Health, Population Health, Prevention, Preventive Medicine, Journal Supplement, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Clinical skills

Authors

Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Suzanne Lazorick, MD, MPH, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Maria Clay, PhD, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Patrick Merricks, MBA, The Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

Julie C. Duagherty, BS, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Jimmy Efird, PhD, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University


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