Perception of Phase I MBBS students on newly implemented Early Clinical Exposure (ECE)
Keywords:Early Clinical Exposure, Competency Based Medical Education, Perception, Human Anatomy.
Background: Early Clinical Exposure (ECE) fosters exposure of the medical students to the patients as early as the first year of medical college and provides a clinical context and relevance to basic sciences learning. Objectives: To assess perception of phase I MBBS students on newly implemented ECE of Curriculum Based Medical Education (CBME) program by National Medical Commission. Material & Methods: A longitudinal educational interventional study was conducted on 150 phase I medical students in the Department of Anatomy. Six ECE sessions of three hours each containing case scenario, videos and simulated patient were conducted according to GMER-2019. Six didactic lectures were taken by the same faculty. MCQ based post-test was taken after each session. Feedback of students to know their perception regarding the ECE sessions was collected. Results: Phase I MBBS students perceived the ECE sessions of Human Anatomy very well. Students agreed that the ECE sessions of Human Anatomy helped them in understanding the correlations of applied anatomy of these topics and found it to be interesting. Students had better retention of the topics covered by ECE. The mean post test score of the students after the ECE sessions was 8.14/10, where as mean post test score after didactic lecture was 7.31 /10. The difference was statistically significant. Conclusion: Newly implemented ECE provide better retention of the topics and is a good tool for understanding the correlation of applied human anatomy for Phase I MBBS students.
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