Influencing medical student education via a voluntary shadowing program for trauma and acute care surgery

D. Alex Stroh, Nikhilesh Ray-Mazumder, Jason A. Norman, Adil H. Haider, Kent A. Stevens, Albert Chi, Amy P. Rushing, David T. Efron, Elliott R. Haut

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Decreasing application into trauma surgerymay be attributed to decreased exposure during medical school.We instituted a voluntary trauma call program for students to provide exposure to the field. After 3 years, participants completed a survey to gauge their experience. Of 126 students who participated, 68 completed the survey (54%). Interest in trauma surgery among students not previously planning on a career in surgery (n = 48) improved after the experience (4.4-5.3 of 10 points; P < .005). Operative experience, exposure to a higher number of trauma cases, and time with residents were associated with increased interest in trauma surgery. Witnessing patient death for the first time was associated with decreased interest in trauma surgery. A voluntary overnight shadowing program improves medical students' perceptions of trauma surgery and increases their reported likelihood to apply into a surgical residency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)968-970
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA Surgery
Volume148
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Stroh, D. A., Ray-Mazumder, N., Norman, J. A., Haider, A. H., Stevens, K. A., Chi, A., ... Haut, E. R. (2013). Influencing medical student education via a voluntary shadowing program for trauma and acute care surgery. JAMA Surgery, 148(10), 968-970. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2013.363

Influencing medical student education via a voluntary shadowing program for trauma and acute care surgery. / Stroh, D. Alex; Ray-Mazumder, Nikhilesh; Norman, Jason A.; Haider, Adil H.; Stevens, Kent A.; Chi, Albert; Rushing, Amy P.; Efron, David T.; Haut, Elliott R.

In: JAMA Surgery, Vol. 148, No. 10, 01.10.2013, p. 968-970.

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Stroh, DA, Ray-Mazumder, N, Norman, JA, Haider, AH, Stevens, KA, Chi, A, Rushing, AP, Efron, DT & Haut, ER 2013, 'Influencing medical student education via a voluntary shadowing program for trauma and acute care surgery', JAMA Surgery, vol. 148, no. 10, pp. 968-970. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2013.363
Stroh, D. Alex ; Ray-Mazumder, Nikhilesh ; Norman, Jason A. ; Haider, Adil H. ; Stevens, Kent A. ; Chi, Albert ; Rushing, Amy P. ; Efron, David T. ; Haut, Elliott R. / Influencing medical student education via a voluntary shadowing program for trauma and acute care surgery. In: JAMA Surgery. 2013 ; Vol. 148, No. 10. pp. 968-970.
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