A new study shows a significant increase in third-year medical students’ learning when basic science is integrated into clinical clerkships. The research, co-authored by Dolgar Baatar, MD, PHD, KPSOM Professor of Biomedical Science, was published in the January 20, 2022, issue of Medical Science Educator.
Students participating in the study were enrolled in an ob-gyn/pediatric clerkship focusing on perinatal and transplacental infections. The study consisted of a student-driven learning activity in which students were required to explain the basic science principles behind the pathophysiology of clinical presentations, the work-up, and the treatment of the infections. This approach helped students understand how basic science knowledge informs clinical practices.
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