Time of clerkship rotations' interruption during COVID-19 and differences on Progress Test's scores

dc.contributor.authorFilho, Pedro Tadao Hamamoto [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorMoriguti, Júlio César
dc.contributor.authorRibeiro, Zilda Maria Tosta
dc.contributor.authorDiehl, Leandro
dc.contributor.authorLopes, Ricardo Dantas
dc.contributor.authorAdler, Ubiratan Cardinalli
dc.contributor.authorDe Abreu Lima, Alba Regina
dc.contributor.authorDe Oliveira, Rodrigo Cardoso
dc.contributor.authorDe Andrade, Maria Cristina
dc.contributor.authorBicudo, Angélica Maria
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionMarília Medical School
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL)
dc.contributor.institutionCenter of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)
dc.contributor.institutionMedical School - São José Do Rio Preto (SP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: The transition from face-to-face to remote teaching is yet to be fully understood. In clinical training, traditional teaching must prevail because it is essential for the acquisition of skills and professionalism. However, the responses of each school to the pandemic and the decision on when to resume clerkship rotations were mixed. In this study, we aimed to analyze whether the time to resume clerkship rotations was associated with the performance of the students by using a multi-institutional Progress Test. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted at nine different Brazilian medical schools that administer the same annual Progress Test for all students. We included information from 1,470 clerkship medical students and analyzed the time of clinical training interruption as the independent variable and the student's scores as the dependent variable. RESULTS: The comparisons of the students' scores between the schools showed that there are differences; however, they cannot be attributed to the time the clerkship rotations were paused. The correlation between the schools' average scores and the time to resume clerkship rotations was not significant for the fifth year (r= -0.298, p=0.436) and for the sixth year (r= -0.440, p=0.240). By using a cubic regression model, the time to resume clerkship rotations could explain 3.4% of the 5-year students' scores (p<0.001) and 0.9% of the 6-year students, without statistical difference (p=0.085). CONCLUSIONS: The differences between the students' scores cannot be attributed to the time when the schools paused the clerkship rotations.en
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho Botucatu Medical School, SP
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade de São Paulo Ribeirão Preto Medical School, SP
dc.description.affiliationFaculdade de Medicina e Enfermagem de Marília Marília Medical School, SP
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Estadual de Londrina Center of Health Sciences, PR
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Regional de Blumenau Center of Health Sciences, SC
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Carlos Center of Health and Biological Sciences, SP
dc.description.affiliationFaculdade de Medicina de São José Do Rio Preto Medical School - São José Do Rio Preto (SP)
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade de São Paulo Bauru School of Dentistry, SP
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo Paulista School of Medicine, SP
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Estadual de Campinas School of Medical Sciences, SP
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniversidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho Botucatu Medical School, SP
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Board of Medical Examiners
dc.identifier.citationRevista da Associacao Medica Brasileira, v. 68, n. 10, p. 1447-1451, 2022.
dc.relation.ispartofRevista da Associacao Medica Brasileira
dc.subjectKnowledge assessment
dc.subjectMedical students
dc.titleTime of clerkship rotations' interruption during COVID-19 and differences on Progress Test's scoresen