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Improving clinical undergraduate experience in otolaryngology: An audit of practice

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© JLO (1984) Limited. Background Otolaryngology is under-represented in UK medical schools. This presents challenges in terms of exposing students to the diversity of otolaryngology, as well as 'showcasing' the specialty as a career option. This study aimed to audit the impact of a change in the delivery of final year tuition on student satisfaction.Method Participants were final year medical students completing a 2-day otolaryngology placement. A novel teaching programme was developed in response to feedback from students who completed a baseline teaching programme. The novel programme was evaluated over a 10-week period using questionnaires.Results Fifty-eight participants completed the novel programme questionnaire. Overall, there was a positive impact on student satisfaction. Students completing the novel programme expressed a desire for increased otolaryngology placement.Conclusion This approach is an effective means of teaching otolaryngology to undergraduates. A mutual desire for greater exposure to otolaryngology in the undergraduate curriculum is held by medical students and otolaryngologists.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Mayer AW, Carrie S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Laryngology and Otology

Year: 2019

Volume: 133

Issue: 11

Pages: 960-965

Print publication date: 01/11/2019

Online publication date: 31/10/2019

Acceptance date: 18/08/2019

ISSN (print): 0022-2151

ISSN (electronic): 1748-5460

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S002221511900207X

PubMed id: 31668147


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