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RMJ. 2022; 47(4): 1009-1012


Roaming land of unknown: Making sense of medical learning in a traditional pre-clinical curriculum

Sumia Fatima, Laiba Faheem, Sidra Hamid.

Abstract
Objective: To assess views of medical students on making early clinical exposure (ECE) a part of integrated modular curriculum to enhance integration of basic and applied medical knowledge.
Methodology: From May to September 2021, this cross-sectional study was done among 300 Rawalpindi Medical University 3rd, 4th, and 5th year MBBS students. The data were collected using a self-structured questionnaire. SPSS 22 was used for data analysis. We used the Chi square test, mean, and standard deviation.
Results: Early clinical exposure should be included in the modular curriculum to enhance integration of basic and applied medical knowledge, according to 80% (n=240/300) students. Majority of students (78%) said that ECE would have prepared them better for the clinical years. Overall, 47.3% respondents said ECE would be a fun way to study and understand medical education, but 31.3% thought it would be time-consuming.
Conclusion: Students in clinical years agreed that if ECE had been included in the curriculum, their knowledge and performance in pre-clinical years would have been greatly improved. In response to students' concerns about ECE being time-consuming, significant research would be required to make it workable for both staff and students.

Key words: Curriculum, education, hospital, medical school, early clinical exposure (ECE).


 
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Fatima S, Faheem L, Hamid S. Roaming land of unknown: Making sense of medical learning in a traditional pre-clinical curriculum. RMJ. 2022; 47(4): 1009-1012.


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Fatima S, Faheem L, Hamid S. Roaming land of unknown: Making sense of medical learning in a traditional pre-clinical curriculum. RMJ. 2022; 47(4): 1009-1012.



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Fatima S, Faheem L, Hamid S. Roaming land of unknown: Making sense of medical learning in a traditional pre-clinical curriculum. RMJ. (2022), [cited November 12, 2022]; 47(4): 1009-1012.



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Fatima, S., Faheem, . L. & Hamid, . S. (2022) Roaming land of unknown: Making sense of medical learning in a traditional pre-clinical curriculum. RMJ, 47 (4), 1009-1012.



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Fatima, Sumia, Laiba Faheem, and Sidra Hamid. 2022. Roaming land of unknown: Making sense of medical learning in a traditional pre-clinical curriculum. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (4), 1009-1012.



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Fatima, Sumia, Laiba Faheem, and Sidra Hamid. "Roaming land of unknown: Making sense of medical learning in a traditional pre-clinical curriculum." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 1009-1012.



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Fatima, Sumia, Laiba Faheem, and Sidra Hamid. "Roaming land of unknown: Making sense of medical learning in a traditional pre-clinical curriculum." Rawal Medical Journal 47.4 (2022), 1009-1012. Print.



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Fatima, S., Faheem, . L. & Hamid, . S. (2022) Roaming land of unknown: Making sense of medical learning in a traditional pre-clinical curriculum. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (4), 1009-1012.








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