Korean J Med Educ.  2003 Apr;15(1):19-25.

Intern's Self Evaluation of Clinical Skills Using Integrative Course

  • 1Department of Plastic Surgery, College of Medicine, Inha University Inchon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Medical Education, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. skim@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr


The aim of this study is (1) to examine how far the interns could improve their clinical skills through integrative course, (2) to see whether the interns can apply the clinical skill in real patient, and (3) to clarify the important factors which effect usefulness and effectiveness of the course through interns' evaluation. METHODS: The questionnaire were asked to the 43 interns of Inha University hospital. (Cumulation of the answer were 129) The items of the questionnaire were 9 general items for content of the course and 3 to 4 specific items for measuring the comprehension of the lecture and related knowledge. RESULTS: There were correlation among the lecture hours, degree of lecture interest, amount of lecture content, method of lecture, novelty of lecture, usefulness of handout, effectiveness of lecture, and usefulness of lecture. Degree of lecture interest and usefulness of handout predicted usefulness of lecture and indispensability to next year course. The high mean score of the comprehension of the lecture and usefulness of the lecture revealed the lecture effectiveness. Interns suggested improvement of this integrative course to practice based course. CONCLUSION: Integrative course for interns seems to be helpful to their duty. To improve the effectiveness of course in clinical setting, it is required to develop a course that is related to real clinical setting.


Clinical skill; Internship; Integrative course
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