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Article: Does a brief clerkship change Hong Kong medical students' ideas about general practice?

TitleDoes a brief clerkship change Hong Kong medical students' ideas about general practice?
Authors
KeywordsAttitude
Bias
Clinical clerkship
Communication
Education
Family practice
Hong Kong
Medical
Students
Undergraduate
Issue Date2000
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0308-0110
Citation
Medical Education, 2000, v. 34 n. 5, p. 339-347 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: This study examines the impact on students of a brief general practice clerkship, during a curriculum that is otherwise almost entirely hospital-based and in a practice environment that often does not encourage good primary care. Design: 15 focus group discussions were held with a total of 110 students, as part of an action research project. Student responses were audiotaped, transcribed and then analysed for recurrent themes. Setting: General Practice Unit, University of Hong Kong. Subjects: Medical students. Results: There was evidence of pre-existing negative stereotypes of general practice, but in many cases these were dispelled by the relationships students developed during their attachment to general practitioners in the community. In an overcrowded curriculum, students ration their time and energy, focusing their learning pragmatically on subjects that have a high profile during examinations. Conclusions: Even in healthcare and medical school systems that are specialist-dominated, and in which the circumstances of practice do not always encourage high standards of care, the general practice clerkship can allow students to gain an understanding of the importance of primary care, and of the significance of the general practitioner's role in the healthcare system.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151546
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.369
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.913
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dc.contributor.authorDixon, ASen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, CLKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:24:27Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:24:27Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMedical Education, 2000, v. 34 n. 5, p. 339-347en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0308-0110en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151546-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This study examines the impact on students of a brief general practice clerkship, during a curriculum that is otherwise almost entirely hospital-based and in a practice environment that often does not encourage good primary care. Design: 15 focus group discussions were held with a total of 110 students, as part of an action research project. Student responses were audiotaped, transcribed and then analysed for recurrent themes. Setting: General Practice Unit, University of Hong Kong. Subjects: Medical students. Results: There was evidence of pre-existing negative stereotypes of general practice, but in many cases these were dispelled by the relationships students developed during their attachment to general practitioners in the community. In an overcrowded curriculum, students ration their time and energy, focusing their learning pragmatically on subjects that have a high profile during examinations. Conclusions: Even in healthcare and medical school systems that are specialist-dominated, and in which the circumstances of practice do not always encourage high standards of care, the general practice clerkship can allow students to gain an understanding of the importance of primary care, and of the significance of the general practitioner's role in the healthcare system.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0308-0110en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofMedical Educationen_HK
dc.subjectAttitudeen_HK
dc.subjectBiasen_HK
dc.subjectClinical clerkshipen_HK
dc.subjectCommunicationen_HK
dc.subjectEducationen_HK
dc.subjectFamily practiceen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectMedicalen_HK
dc.subjectStudentsen_HK
dc.subjectUndergraduateen_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude Of Health Personnelen_US
dc.subject.meshBias (Epidemiology)en_US
dc.subject.meshClinical Clerkship - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshCommunicationen_US
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Undergraduate - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshFamily Practice - Educationen_US
dc.subject.meshFocus Groupsen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshStudents, Medical - Psychologyen_US
dc.titleDoes a brief clerkship change Hong Kong medical students' ideas about general practice?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, CLK:clklam@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2923.2000.00554.xen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume34en_HK
dc.identifier.issue5en_HK
dc.identifier.spage339en_HK
dc.identifier.epage347en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000086432800007-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridDixon, AS=7202604674en_HK
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