The Educational Value of a Primary Care Clerkship Morning Report

Jacqueline L. Brown*, Raymond H. Curry, Adnan Arseven, Paul R. Yarnold, Gary J. Martin

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Background: Despite the near ubiquitous use of morning report in academic medical centers, little is known regarding its value as a learning format for medical students. Purpose: To objectively assess the educational impact of an ambulatory clerkship morning report. Methods: During 6 consecutive months of a primary care clerkship, students met weekly in a morning report format. Two separate groups were constituted each month. An examination was created based on material specific to each group's discussion and given to all students. One hundred five students participated. Results: Students' mean scores on exam items discussed in their morning report group (5.80 of a possible 9) were significantly higher than on items discussed in the other group (3.92 of a possible 9), p <.0001. Conclusion: Morning report appears to objectively enhance the medical knowledge of students in a primary care clerkship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalTeaching and Learning in Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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