Final year medical students' views on simulation-based teaching: a comparison with the best evidence medical education systematic review
Paskins, Zoe and Peile, Ed. (2010) Final year medical students' views on simulation-based teaching: a comparison with the best evidence medical education systematic review. Medical Teacher, Vol.32 (No.7). pp. 569-577. ISSN 0142-159XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01421590903544710
Background: Simulation is being increasingly used in medical education. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore in more depth the features of simulation-based teaching that undergraduate medical students value using the Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Systematic Review features that lead to effective learning as a framework. Method: Thematic analysis of four semi-structured focus groups with final year medical students who had been taught acute care skills using a medium-fidelity whole-body simulator manikin (SimMan (R)). Results: Twelve key themes were identified, namely, feedback, integration into curriculum, learning style, learning environment, realism, teamwork, communication skills, confidence/increased self-efficacy, anxiety, performance, perceptions of foundation year 1 (FY1) and SimMan (R) as a resource. Each theme is described with supporting quotes. Conclusion: Six of the ten features listed in the BEME review appeared to be of particular value to the medical students. This study provides a richer understanding of these features. In addition, new insights into the effect of simulation on confidence, anxiety and self-efficacy are discussed which may be affected by the 'performance' nature of simulation role-play. Students also contribute critical thought about the use of SimMan (R) as a resource and provide novel ideas for reducing 'downtime'.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Medical Teacher|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 569-577|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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