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Title: Systematic approach to remediation in basic science knowledge for preclinical students: a case study
Authors: Amara, Francis
Supervisor: Kristjanson, Cheryl (Educational Administration, Foundations, & Psychology)
Examining Committee: Kirby, David (Educational Administration, Foundations, & Psychology) Etcheverry, Emily (Medical Rehabilitation)
Graduation Date: October 2010
Keywords: Remediation
Preclerkship
Medicine
Medical Education
Issue Date: 23-Aug-2010
Abstract: Remediation of pre-clerkship students for deficits in basic science knowledge should help them overcome their learning deficiencies prior to clerkship. However, very little is known about remediation in basic science knowledge during pre-clerkship. This study utilized the program theory framework to collect and organize mixed methods data of the remediation plan for pre-clerkship students who failed their basic science cognitive examinations in a Canadian medical school. This plan was analyzed using a logic model narrative approach and compared to literature on the learning theories. The analysis showed a remediation plan that was strong on governance and verification of scores, but lacked: clarity and transparency of communication, qualified remedial tutors, individualized diagnosis of learner’s deficits, and student centered learning. Participants admitted uncertainty about the efficacy of the remediation process. A remediation framework is proposed that includes student-centered participation, individualized learning plan and activities, deliberate practice, feedback, reflection, and rigorous reassessment
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4064
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