Who are the surgery clerkship directors and what are their educational needs?

Margaret L. Boehler, David A. Rogers, Cathy J. Schwind, Reed G. Williams, Gary Dunnington

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Abstract

Background: The surgery clerkship director is a key individual in the surgery department's educational mission and yet there has been no prior effort to describe this group or identify their learning needs. The purpose of this study was to develop a demographic profile and an educational needs assessment for surgery clerkship directors. Methods: A survey instrument was designed based on existing literature and distributed to surgery clerkship directors in the United States and Canada. Results: Surveys were returned from 108 subjects (77%). The majority of clerkship directors strongly agree that directing is a positive experience but express concern that the job demands may impede their professional careers. The perceived educational needs identified related primarily to the development and management of the student education curriculum. Conclusions: Surgery clerkship directors are experienced academic surgeons who report high levels of satisfaction. They identify a number of important educational needs of the position and express concern about the requirements of the position on their academic careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume185
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Clerkship director
  • Needs assessment
  • Surgery clerkship

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  • Surgery

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Who are the surgery clerkship directors and what are their educational needs? / Boehler, Margaret L.; Rogers, David A.; Schwind, Cathy J.; Williams, Reed G.; Dunnington, Gary.

In: American Journal of Surgery, Vol. 185, No. 3, 01.03.2003, p. 216-218.

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Boehler, Margaret L. ; Rogers, David A. ; Schwind, Cathy J. ; Williams, Reed G. ; Dunnington, Gary. / Who are the surgery clerkship directors and what are their educational needs?. In: American Journal of Surgery. 2003 ; Vol. 185, No. 3. pp. 216-218.
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