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From the facts to the screen: a blended model of teaching basic hospital skills to 2nd year medical students

Gustavo Duque, Ayanna Roberts, Joanne Hui, Nancy Posel, David Fleiszer, Wendy Chiu
Medical Teacher 2006, 28 (8): 729-33
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We report an interactive course design which simulated the clinical setting for practicing basic hospital skills. The two-part course included (1) instructor-led, Flash-based interactive lectures; and (2) web-based case using interactive hospital forms. Our program evaluation showed that integrated sessions complemented with web-based interactive cases and hospital forms offered a better student preparation for the Geriatric Medicine clerkship and improved tutor perceptions of student performance during early rotations in the academic year.

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