TABLE 2-2c Medical Student Satisfaction with Selected Topics at Time of Graduation

Selected LCME Hot Topics

Percentage N = 14,200

Percentage of students who believe the time devoted to instruction in this area was appropriate

 

Communication Skills

Patient interviewing skills/doctor–patient communication skills

89/88

End-of-Life Care

68

Palliative Care

67

Health Care Quality Improvement

Quality assurance in medicine

55

Nutrition

36

Pain Management

45

Percentage of students who believe the time devoted to instruction in the area was appropriate

 

Population-Based Medicine

Population-based role of community health and social service agencies

61

Substance Abuse

Drug and alcohol abuse

86

Percentage of students who believe the subject was adequately covered in all 4 years of medical school

 

Community Health

56

Cultural Diversity

Cultural competency

59

Epidemiology

Clinical epidemiology

58

Health Care Systems

30

Medical Ethics

Biomedical ethics

70

Medical Socioeconomics

Medical economics

17

Prevention and Health Maintenance

Health promotion and disease prevention

68

NOTE: LCME Hot Topics are shown in bold. Subheadings under those topics represent the closest match to the LCME Hot Topic as it appears on the Medical School Graduation Questionnaire.

SOURCE: 2002–2003 AAMC Graduation Questionnaire (AAMC, 2003c).



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