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Comparison of the number of supervisors on medical student satisfaction during a child and adolescent psychiatry rotation.

Mascioli KJ, Robertson CJ, Douglass AB - Adv Med Educ Pract (2016)

Bottom Line: Questionnaire responses were compared between the groups using independent t-tests.When students who had one primary supervisor were compared to students who had two primary supervisors, the lone item showing a statistically significant difference was regarding improvement of assessment reports/progress notes.The number of supervisors does not significantly affect the satisfaction of students during a 1-week clerkship rotation in child and adolescent psychiatry.

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Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

ABSTRACT

Background: Traditionally, third-year medical students are assigned to one supervisor during their 1-week rotation in child and adolescent psychiatry. However, the majority of supervisory staff in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry opted to switch the supervision schedule to one in which some medical students are assigned to two primary supervisors.

Objective: The aim of the study was to determine if students assigned to two primary supervisors had greater rotation satisfaction compared with students assigned to one primary supervisor during a 1-week clerkship rotation in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Methods: A satisfaction questionnaire was sent to 110 third-year medical students who completed their child and adolescent clerkship rotation. Based on the responses, students were divided into groups depending on their number of supervisors. Questionnaire responses were compared between the groups using independent t-tests.

Results: When students who had one primary supervisor were compared to students who had two primary supervisors, the lone item showing a statistically significant difference was regarding improvement of assessment reports/progress notes.

Conclusion: The number of supervisors does not significantly affect the satisfaction of students during a 1-week clerkship rotation in child and adolescent psychiatry. Other factors are important in rotation satisfaction.

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Mentions: A total of 60 students responded to the survey; however, two participants were excluded as they failed to complete the survey properly (Figure 1). Overall, 58/110=52.7% of responses were analyzed. Thirty-six students who were assigned to two supervisors, and 22 students assigned to one supervisor replied to the survey (Figure 1). Students in the one-supervisor group received the highest satisfaction scores with an overall mean of 2.9, compared with 2.7 for the two-supervisor group (Table 2). The highest rated question was item 11: “I feel my supervisor was happy to supervise me” with a mean of 3.2 for the one-supervisor group and a mean of 3.3 for the two-supervisor group (Table 2). The lowest rated question was item 13: “I feel this rotation prepared me well for the child and adolescent psychiatry exam questions” with a mean of 2.6 for the one-supervisor group and 2.4 for the two-supervisor group. Students with one primary supervisor felt their assessment reports and/or progress improved compared with students assigned to two primary supervisors, P=0.02 (Table 2). There were no other statistically significant differences found between the groups.


Comparison of the number of supervisors on medical student satisfaction during a child and adolescent psychiatry rotation.

Mascioli KJ, Robertson CJ, Douglass AB - Adv Med Educ Pract (2016)

Mean of satisfaction items: one vs two supervisors.
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f1-amep-7-243: Mean of satisfaction items: one vs two supervisors.
Mentions: A total of 60 students responded to the survey; however, two participants were excluded as they failed to complete the survey properly (Figure 1). Overall, 58/110=52.7% of responses were analyzed. Thirty-six students who were assigned to two supervisors, and 22 students assigned to one supervisor replied to the survey (Figure 1). Students in the one-supervisor group received the highest satisfaction scores with an overall mean of 2.9, compared with 2.7 for the two-supervisor group (Table 2). The highest rated question was item 11: “I feel my supervisor was happy to supervise me” with a mean of 3.2 for the one-supervisor group and a mean of 3.3 for the two-supervisor group (Table 2). The lowest rated question was item 13: “I feel this rotation prepared me well for the child and adolescent psychiatry exam questions” with a mean of 2.6 for the one-supervisor group and 2.4 for the two-supervisor group. Students with one primary supervisor felt their assessment reports and/or progress improved compared with students assigned to two primary supervisors, P=0.02 (Table 2). There were no other statistically significant differences found between the groups.

Bottom Line: Questionnaire responses were compared between the groups using independent t-tests.When students who had one primary supervisor were compared to students who had two primary supervisors, the lone item showing a statistically significant difference was regarding improvement of assessment reports/progress notes.The number of supervisors does not significantly affect the satisfaction of students during a 1-week clerkship rotation in child and adolescent psychiatry.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

ABSTRACT

Background: Traditionally, third-year medical students are assigned to one supervisor during their 1-week rotation in child and adolescent psychiatry. However, the majority of supervisory staff in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry opted to switch the supervision schedule to one in which some medical students are assigned to two primary supervisors.

Objective: The aim of the study was to determine if students assigned to two primary supervisors had greater rotation satisfaction compared with students assigned to one primary supervisor during a 1-week clerkship rotation in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Methods: A satisfaction questionnaire was sent to 110 third-year medical students who completed their child and adolescent clerkship rotation. Based on the responses, students were divided into groups depending on their number of supervisors. Questionnaire responses were compared between the groups using independent t-tests.

Results: When students who had one primary supervisor were compared to students who had two primary supervisors, the lone item showing a statistically significant difference was regarding improvement of assessment reports/progress notes.

Conclusion: The number of supervisors does not significantly affect the satisfaction of students during a 1-week clerkship rotation in child and adolescent psychiatry. Other factors are important in rotation satisfaction.

No MeSH data available.