Influence of clerkship structure and timing on individual student performance

Frank A. Baciewicz, Linda Arent, Michael Weaver, Richard Yeastings, Neil R. Thomford

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Student oral and written surgical clerkship performances may be related to the clerkship structure and the time of year the students rotate through the clerkship. The influence of calendar block, hospital site (university hospital, affiliated private tertiarycare hospital, and rural preceptor experience), and the mix of general surgical versus subspeciality rotations on oral and written student surgery clerkship scores was analyzed. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed significant differences in score for calendar block (p=0.02) only; this difference resided in the written examination. The various combinations of rotations were not different from one another in terms of measured outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-268
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Baciewicz, F. A., Arent, L., Weaver, M., Yeastings, R., & Thomford, N. R. (1990). Influence of clerkship structure and timing on individual student performance. The American Journal of Surgery, 159(2), 265-268.