The Outpatient Clinic as a Critical Setting for Surgical Clerkship Teaching

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Abstract

To define the role of the outpatient clinic in the teaching of surgery, third-year medical students participated in a pilot program of an entirely outpatient multispecialty clinic experience. Patient encounters (total 1, 532) were logged as inpatient or outpatient by established criteria. Overall, 61% of patient encounters in the outpatient clinic involved a surgical diagnosis currently managed entirely on an outpatient basis. Data illustrate the importance of the outpatient setting in providing a complete and broad exposure to surgery and the surgical specialties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalTeaching and Learning in Medicine
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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