Laleh Gharahbaghian

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  • THE EFFECT OF EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OBSERVATIONAL EXPERIENCE ON MEDICAL STUDENT INTEREST IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE Gharahbaghian, L., Hindiyeh, R., Langdorf, M. I., Vaca, F., Anderson, C. L., Kahn, J. A., Wiechmann, W., Lotfipour, S. 2011; 40 (4): 458-461


    In many different health care educational models, shadowing, or observational experience, is accepted as integral to introducing students to the specifics of medical specialties.We investigated whether emergency department (ED) observational experiences (EDOs) affect medical students' (MSs') interest in emergency medicine (EM). Additionally, we examined how the subjective quality of clinical exposures influences this interest and the decision to recommend EDOs to other students.This is a survey of MSs at a Level 1 tertiary care university hospital during a 2-year period. The study focused on assessing perception of ED exposure, post-EDO change in EM interest, and decision to recommend EDOs to others.The majority of MSs had a change in EM interest post-EDO and recommended EDOs. Both variables correlated to ED exposure ratings.The EDO significantly influenced MS interest in EM by providing exposure to various aspects of the ED.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jemermed.2010.02.020

    View details for Web of Science ID 000289828600024

    View details for PubMedID 20381989

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