Oral Presentations Abstracts, 22st Annual Meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, Henderson, NV, USA, June 9–12, 2018
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AN INTEGRATED “FIRST PATIENT” DISCOVERIES ACTIVITY ASSESSES MULTIPLE COMPETENCY DOMAINS
Anna C. Edmondson, Katherine Jennings, Alexa Hryniuk, David Kozlowski, Paul McNeil, Helena Spartz, Anthony Payne, Carol Nichols
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
PURPOSE: A “First Patient” Discoveries Activity was introduced to provide students the opportunity to investigate the life and death of their first patient – their body donor. The goal of this activity is to integrate basic and clinical sciences and assess competencies including observational medicine skills, evidence-based reasoning, and awareness of how public health and socioeconomic factors contribute to health and disease.
METHODS: First year medical students (n = ~190/year) are divided into 24 dissection groups. While dissecting, students complete a body donor observation form, noting pertinent anatomical findings. Pathologies are biopsied and submitted with a report indicating the reason for the biopsy and...