Trauma Evaluation and Management TEAM® course for medical students in Pakistan

  • Rufina Soomro, Professor Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College. karachi
  • Sobia Ali, Associate Professor Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College. Karaachi
Keywords: Trauma, Undergraduate medical curriculum trauma teaching, developing countries, TEAM

Abstract

Objectives: To assess the immediate effect of TEAM® on trauma related knowledge of undergraduate medical students and to highlight the stakeholders’ acceptability of TEAM® for trauma training of undergraduate medical students

Methods: Effectiveness of TEAM® course in terms of knowledge gain was assessed using 20-item-MCQs at three different timings to three cohorts of medical students from year 2017 (Group A), 2018 (Group B) and 2019 (Group C). Group A attempted the test after traditional teaching in wards, Group B attempted it after reading books and videos of TEAM®, along with traditional trauma teaching. Finally Group C attempted the test after TEAM® course along with videos and books. Students and faculty also filled evaluation questionnaire for their acceptability assessment. Kruskal-Wallis Test was applied for comparison between scores of the three groups. The evaluation questionnaire of students as well as for faculty was evaluated by determining frequencies and percentages.

Results: A statistically significant difference is found after comparing the scores of the three groups (p< 0.00). More than 85% of the students were of a view that this course would help in their future practice and application. Similarly, 80% of the faculty would prefer to be involved in TEAM® teaching in future.

Conclusion: There is an improvement in trauma cognitive knowledge, after the TEAM® program. Students and faculty strongly supported its introduction in the undergraduate curriculum and hence acceptable to both.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.6.2588

How to cite this:
Soomro R, Ali S. Trauma Evaluation and Management TEAM® course for medical students in Pakistan. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(6):---------. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.6.2588

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Published
2020-07-24
How to Cite
Soomro, R., & Ali, S. (2020). Trauma Evaluation and Management TEAM® course for medical students in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 36(6). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.6.2588