The views of doctors in their first year of medical practice on the lasting impact of a preparation for house officer course they undertook as final year medical students.
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AbstractThe UK General Medical Council recommends that medical students have the opportunity of shadowing the outgoing new doctor whose post they will soon undertake. At the University of Nottingham the two-week shadowing period was preceded by two weeks of lectures/seminars wherein students followed sessions on topics such as common medical/surgical emergencies, contracts, time management, surviving the first two years of clinical practice, careers advice and so on. The present study aimed to gain a better knowledge and understanding of the lasting impact of a four-week preparation course for new Foundation Year 1 doctors [F1 s - interns]. The objectives chosen to achieve this aim were: 1/ to determine the extent to which the lecture/seminar course and shadowing period achieved their stated aim of smoothing the transition from life as a medical student to work as a new doctor; 2/ to evaluate perceptions of the importance of various forms of knowledge in easing the transition between medical student and new doctor
CitationThe views of doctors in their first year of medical practice on the lasting impact of a preparation for house officer course they undertook as final year medical students. 2010, 10:48 BMC Med Educ
JournalBMC medical education
SponsorsEast Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery
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