Seminars in Family Medicine: Introducing Structures by Cardinal Symptoms and Case Vignettes
DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2012.0257-0263german translation / full article
Summary: The teaching unit of family medicine of the medical faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich offers seminars with patient presentations held by students and moderated by family practitioners (FPs). In addition students gain experience in the ambulatory setting by observing FPs or clinicians in their outpatient office. We compared students´ and tutors´ feedback of these seminars to the evaluations of newly developed “chief complaint” orientated seminars. Although the results showed (slightly) better results for the new seminar structure as to learning success and relevance we will run both seminar forms successively (first the new and then the original one). The main reason is that the traditional seminar has a stronger focus on principles of adult learning. We hope that the new basic medical education (BME)-structure will – based on what they learned previously – consolidate students´ clinical skills to present their own patients.