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Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys ; 73(4): 1003-8; quiz 1008.e1-1008.e2, 2009 Mar 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-19251088

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PURPOSE: The Oncology Education Initiative was created to advance oncology and radiation oncology education by integrating structured didactics into the existing core radiology clerkship. We set out to determine whether the addition of structured didactics could lead to a significant increase in overall medical student knowledge about radiation oncology. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We conducted a pre- and posttest examining concepts in general radiation oncology, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. The 15-question, multiple-choice exam was administered before and after a 1.5-hour didactic lecture by an attending physician in radiation oncology. Individual question changes, overall student changes, and overall categorical changes were analyzed. All hypothesis tests were two-tailed (significance level 0.05). RESULTS: Of the 153 fourth-year students, 137 (90%) took the pre- and posttest and were present for the didactic lecture. The average test grade improved from 59% to 70% (p = 0.011). Improvement was seen in all questions except clinical vignettes involving correct identification of TNM staging. Statistically significant improvement (p

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Competência Clínica , Radioterapia (Especialidade)/educação , Estudantes de Medicina , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino
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