Objective: Simulation-based learning strategies have demonstrated improved procedural competency, teamwork skills, and acute patient management skills in learners. "Boot camp" curricula have shown immediate and delayed performance in surgical and medical residents. We created a 5-day intensive, simulation and active learning-based curriculum for internal medicine interns to address perceived gaps in cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains. Intern confidence and self-perceived competence was assessed via survey before and after the curriculum, along with qualitative data. Results: A total of 33 interns completed the curriculum in 2014, 32 in 2015. Interns had a significant increase in confidence and self-perceived competence in procedural, cognitive and affective domains (all p values <.05).
- Internal medicine
- Residency education
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)