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Mismatch between Student and Tutor Evaluation of Training Needs: An Exploratory Study of Traumatology Rotations

Version 1 : Received: 8 May 2018 / Approved: 11 May 2018 / Online: 11 May 2018 (04:45:11 CEST)

How to cite: Santonja-Medina, F.; García-Sanz, M.P.; Santonja-Renedo, S.; García-Estañ, J. Mismatch between Student and Tutor Evaluation of Training Needs: An Exploratory Study of Traumatology Rotations. Preprints 2018, 2018050174 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0174.v1). Santonja-Medina, F.; García-Sanz, M.P.; Santonja-Renedo, S.; García-Estañ, J. Mismatch between Student and Tutor Evaluation of Training Needs: An Exploratory Study of Traumatology Rotations. Preprints 2018, 2018050174 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0174.v1).

Abstract

Clinical training in medical schools in Spain is performed by rotations in university hospitals. During these internships, students are expected to acquire and master basic procedural skills. However, the assessment tools available rarely check whether these skills are completely acquired by the students. We have used an e-portfolio to determine the optimal number of times the students need to repeat a procedure to be able to perform it independently. The results were compared with the actual performance during the internships. An e-portfolio collected qualitative information about the internships. Quantitative information was also requested about the number of times each clinical skill was performed. Later, a survey asked these students and their teachers the optimal number of times each skill should be repeated before it could be considered fully acquired. The questionnaire was answered by 98.6% of the students and 70.3% of their teachers. Out of the 21 clinical skills and procedures selected, both students and their tutors agreed in a similar optimal value in 16 of them; only in five of them, teachers thought that students needed a greater number of times than that selected by the students. When these optimal values were compared with the actual values recorded in the portfolio during the internships, it was found that about half of the clinical skills were carried out less frequently than expected, thus providing an important feedback about the internships. Quantitative information collected in portfolios reveals a moderate mismatch between students and tutors perceptions of their training needs.

Subject Areas

e-portfolio; clinical skills; competences; medicine

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