Journal article

The effectiveness of the internship in meeting established learning objectives: A qualitative study

Susannah Ahern, Katharine Reid, Meredith Temple-Smith, Geoffrey J McColl

MEDICAL TEACHER | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify and explore variations in intern (Postgraduate Year 1 doctors) exposure to clinical activities defined by an established early postgraduate curriculum within the contemporary health service environment. METHODS: A mixed methods study was undertaken in seven health services comprising (1) a questionnaire regarding interns' exposure to a range of clinical activities within a two-year early post-graduate curriculum and (2) group interviews with intern supervisors and managers to explore barriers and facilitators of interns' clinical exposure. RESULTS: One hundred and eleven interns completed the questionnaire and seventeen intern supervisors and managers participated in g..

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