Medical students attend to case-based psychosocial information - A prospective study

Citation
Pb. Mullan et al., Medical students attend to case-based psychosocial information - A prospective study, ACAD PSYCHI, 25(3), 2001, pp. 162-166
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psychiatry
Journal title
ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY
ISSN journal
1042-9670 → ACNP
Volume
25
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
162 - 166
Database
ISI
SICI code
1042-9670(200123)25:3<162:MSATCP>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
The authors describe a prospective study of medical students' identificatio n of the presence and importance of psychosocial information. They investig ated the development of these skills over time in two successive academic c ohorts, exploring the potential relationship of students' performance on a cue-identification task to their self-reported interest in patients' psycho social concerns and to their academic performance in medical school. The ab solute number of psychosocial cites students identified varied with the stu dents' training, but the importance that the students attributed to psychos ocial cues increased over the time of their training. Their recognition of psychosocial cites as important correlated with academic performance in adv anced clerkships and election to Alpha Omega Alpha. The results suggest tha t students are able to attend to psychosocial issues while performing well on traditional biomedical education measures.