Journal article

Improving medical student performance in smoking health promotion: effect of a vertically integrated curriculum

SM Sawyer, R Cooke, J Conn, MK Marks, R Roseby, B Cerritelli

Medical Teacher | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

The majority of medical schools have curricula that address the health effects of smoking. However, there are many gaps in smoking education, especially in relationship to vertical integration. The authors aimed to determine whether medical students would better address adolescent smoking within a vertically integrated curriculum in comparison with the previous traditional curriculum. They studied two groups of fifth-year students; one group received a specific smoking intervention. Each group consisted of the entire cohort of students within the Child and Adolescent Health rotation of a newly designed medical curriculum. Two groups of students from the previous traditional undergraduate cur..

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