Teaching Clinical Ophthalmology: Medical Student Feedback on Team Case-Based Versus Lecture Format.

Journal Article

Team-based learning with case presentations in small groups in the medical school education setting allows students to be actively engaged and interactive with their peers to work through real-world clinical scenarios. Our objective is to assess the effects of this curriculum on the medical student experience.This study was designed to gather feedback from medical students on an ophthalmology elective regarding their experience with our newly developed team-based learning curriculum.Feedback evaluations were completed by medical students at the end of their elective and consisted of both a Likert scare rating and a free-response section.A total of 30 medical students.Students rated the case-based sessions significantly better than traditional lecture format with respect to the overall learning experience (p = 0.004), enjoyment of learning (p < 0.001), and increasing retention and ability to apply knowledge (p < 0.001).There is a strong preference by medical students for team-based learning within clinical ophthalmology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Horne, A; Rosdahl, J

Published Date

  • March 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 329 - 332

PubMed ID

  • 27651053

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-7452

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1931-7204

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.08.009


  • eng