Effect of curriculum reform on graduating student performance

  • de Castro Figueiredo J
  • de Almeida Troncon L
  • Veronese Rodrigues M
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Abstract

With the aim of evaluating the efficacy of a new curriculum implemented in the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeira˜o Preto (University of Sa˜o Paulo, Brazil), a yearly objective assessment of both cognitive and practical skills of undergraduate (sixth year) students was performed. All graduating student underwent a multiple-choice questions (MCQs) test and groups of 18–20 students were randomly assigned to OSCEs for either clinical (real and standardized patients) or procedure (manikins) skills. The average MCQs score for the students graduating in the new curriculum (63.1, SD ¼ 8.9, n ¼ 261) was significantly higher ( p

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Authors

  • José Fernando de Castro Figueiredo

  • Luiz Ernesto de Almeida Troncon

  • Maria de Lourdes Veronese Rodrigues

  • Ana Raquel Lucato Cianflone

  • Maria de Fatima Aveiro Colares

  • Luiz Cesar Peres

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