Relating student performance on a family medicine clerkship with completion of Web cases.

Family Medicine Department, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA.
Family medicine (Impact Factor: 0.85). 11/2005; 37(9):620-2.
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ABSTRACT This study's goal was to determine if completing Web cases improved students' performance on clerkship assessments.
We compared scores on preceptor evaluations, National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Subject Exam, and a standardized patient (SP)-based exam using ANCOVA for students choosing to complete assigned cases versus students not completing the assignment. We controlled for prior academic performance and clerkship timing using US Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1 scores and rotation order.
Students completing the case assignment scored higher on the NBME subject exam and the SP-based exam.
Web-based learning was associated with improved student performance on clerkship assessments.

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