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P01 Improving Off-Site and On-Site Medical Students' Engagement and Discussions During Family Medicine Clerkship Didactics Using Technology (STU)

Magdalena Pasarica

02/2/18 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Austin Grand Ballroom J-K

The purpose of this study was to use advanced innovative interactive technology in order to ensure equivalent training opportunities across all clinical sites for learners physically or virtually participating in didactic session. We found that using the audience response system technology improved learner participation, but not discussions and supported only multiple choice questions. Using the chat technology was effective in improving participation, discussions and engagement of both off-site and on-site learners and supported free text responses for open-ended questions. Other institutions seeking to improve participation and discussions in didactic sessions for clerkship students located off-site, but also on-site, may want to consider using a combination of an audience response system and chat.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. On completion of this session, learners would be able to implement chat technology to improve on-site and off-site learner’s participation in didactic session.
  2. On completion of this session, learners would be able to implement an interactive audience response system technology to improve on-site and off-site learner’s participation in didactic session.
  3. On completion of this session, learners would be able to study the use of technology to improve on-site and off-site learner’s participation in didactic session.


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