Print this page Email this page Users Online: 2104 | Click here to view old website
Home About us Editorial Board Search Current Issue Archives Submit Article Author Instructions Contact Us Login 
BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-19

Clinicians' perceptions of medical student teaching in a tertiary hospital


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, The University of Western Australia; Postgraduate Medical Education Department, Royal Perth Hospital; Department of Cardiology, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Australia
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, The University of Western Australia, Australia; Postgraduate Medical Education Department; Department of Trauma Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, The University of Western Australia; Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, The University of Western Australia; Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Perth Hospital; Department of Internal Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Nick S R Lan
Department of Cardiology, Fiona Stanley Hospital, 11 Robin Warren Drive, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150
Australia
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/efh.efh_312_21

Rights and Permissions

Background: Medical student placements in teaching hospitals are a cornerstone for gaining clinical experience. However, the ever-evolving nature of health care has also changed the delivery of student education. Few studies have examined clinicians' perspectives toward teaching students in this setting. We sought to explore the attitudes of clinicians involved in teaching medical students at an Australian tertiary hospital. Methods: Clinicians were invited by email to complete an anonymous online survey developed using a combination of questions from previously validated surveys. The questions utilized 5-point Likert scale statements and were based around the themes of “personal purpose and enjoyment of teaching” and “barriers and challenges to teaching.” Results for each question are presented as frequency and percentage. Results: Of 490 invited, 67 (13.7%) consultant clinicians from various specialties responded. The majority (>92%) enjoy teaching and see it as part of their work. However, approximately half thought that medical student teaching was under-recognized and half did not have adequate time to teach due to workload. Approximately 60% responded that there was insufficient time to get to know students to provide feedback and approximately 40% indicated that the scope of student knowledge and desired outcomes are not clearly defined by medical schools. Discussion: Our contemporary survey identifies modifiable factors which should be targeted. If these factors are addressed successfully, it may allow the hospital and university medical school to harness the valuable resource of clinical teachers. This could enhance the medical student experience and promote a culture of teaching and learning in hospitals.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed790    
    Printed22    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded101    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal