Upon completing a clinical clerkship, some students demonstrate adequate clinical skills appropriate for that clerkship but do not demonstrate an adequate fund of knowledge or ability to apply their knowledge clinically. For such students, repeating all or a portion of the clerkship may not be appropriate. This study describes a tutorial provided such students after they had completed the medicine clerkship at the Oregon Health Sciences University. During a two-year period (academic years 1988-89 and 1989-90), six students were identified as needing remediation, and were enrolled in a tutorial coordinated by one faculty member with support from others. The experience was highly successful for all but one student, and the tutorial was uniformly viewed by the students who took it as one of their best experiences in medical school.
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