Journal article

New Paradigm in Training of Undergraduate Clinical Skills the NEPTUNE-CS project at the Split University School of Medicine

Vladimir J Simunovic, Izet Hozo, Mladen Rakic, Marko Jukic, Snjezana Tomic, Slaven Kokic, Dragan Ljutic, Nikica Druzijanic, Ivica Grkovic, Filip Simunovic, Dujomir Marasovic

Croatian Medical Journal | MEDICINSKA NAKLADA | Published : 2010


Clinical skills' training is arguably the weakest point in medical schools' curriculum. This study briefly describes how we at the Split University School of Medicine cope with this problem. We consider that, over the last decades, a considerable advancement in teaching methodologies, tools, and assessment of students has been made. However, there are many unresolved issues, most notably: (i) the institutional value system, impeding the motivation of the teaching staff; (ii) lack of a strong mentoring system; (iii) organization, timing, and placement of training in the curriculum; (iv) lack of publications pertinent to training; and (v) unwillingness of patients to participate in student tra..

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