The seamless transition from student to intern: From theory to practice

Costello, J., Livett, M., Stride, P. J. O., West, M., Premaratne, M. and Thacker, D. (2010) The seamless transition from student to intern: From theory to practice. Internal Medicine Journal, 40 10: 728-731. doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.2010.02272.x

Author Costello, J.
Livett, M.
Stride, P. J. O.
West, M.
Premaratne, M.
Thacker, D.
Title The seamless transition from student to intern: From theory to practice
Journal name Internal Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-0903
Publication date 2010-10-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2010.02272.x
Volume 40
Issue 10
Start page 728
End page 731
Total pages 4
Place of publication Richmond, Vic., Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Abstract Many publications have highlighted a lack of practical competencies in recently qualified interns. Consultation between the University of Queensland and the Medical Education Unit at Redcliffe Hospital identified key areas where intervention could lead to greater work readiness, and the development of a complementary programme of practical workshops to remedy those deficiencies. A variety of content experts introduced the Graduate Medical Course 3 and 4 students to a range of practical skills during a dedicated lunch time one hour workshop each week over a period of 30 weeks. Several sessions were audited by the trainers though the majority of sessions used self-evaluation by the participants. There was an overall self-reported increase in the ability to perform the tasks from 25% before the session to 90% afterwards. Seven of the participants are returning to the hospital as interns, and a follow-up survey will be performed to judge the usefulness of the programme. © 2010 The Authors.
Keyword Education
Training deficiencies
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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