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Surgery Course Evaluation. Expectations of Medical Students in Surgery Rotation? From Bench to Bedside

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The curriculum of the Medical Faculty is a result of a compromise between the need to upgrade and extend the material and the immutability of study duration. In result of reduction of time for acquisition of basic practical skills.The aim of the study was to evaluate the current curriculum by students and answer the question: What are the students' expectations of teaching surgery? and to compare the opinion in two academic centers in Poland.Material and methods. The survey embraced 85 students of the Medical Faculty of IV (25.9%), V (22.35%) and VI (51.75%) year of the Medical University of Gdańsk and VI year students of the Pomeranian University of Szczecin (PUM- 34%). Students completed a 19-item questionnaire, send by e-mail. Questions were closed (yes / no or grades 1-5) with the option of opinion adding to each item. The Statistica (version 9) package for calculations was used. Differences with p<0.05 was considered statistically significant. Qualitative data (opinions) were prepared in the form of summary tables, generalized or quoted.Results. Satisfaction with the education of students amounted to 2,1-2,4 (on a scale 1-5). There is a weak association between gender and choice of surgical specialties. Declaring an interest in surgery does not affect the assessment of classes. Most students believe that the amount of theoretical classes is sufficient, there is lack of practical classes. Among procedures they want to learn, most often were mentioned: bladder catheterization, suturing, wound treatment and putting stomach tube. Additionally, they pay attention to the lack of affordable learning materials.Conclusions. Students expect a full "non-corridor" utilization of classes, learn and practice the basic and most frequent activities at the patient. They are dissatisfied with the current training methods, and would be taught in a diverse and active way.
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83
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10
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554-561
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1 - 10 - 2011
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21 - 12 - 2011
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  • Chair and Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecologic Endocrinology, Medical University in Gdańsk
  • Memorial M. Skłodowska-Curie Independent Public Provincial Hospital in Szczecin
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  • Chair and Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecologic Endocrinology, Medical University in Gdańsk
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_v10035-011-0088-3
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