Igaku Kyoiku / Medical Education (Japan)
Online ISSN : 2185-0453
Print ISSN : 0386-9644
ISSN-L : 0386-9644
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A Comparative Analysis of Educational Effectiveness and Student Satisfaction in Early Exposure Training Programs
Yoshimi OtsuboTakanobu Sakemi
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2011 Volume 42 Issue 1 Pages 1-7


1) We performed a questionnaire survey of educational effectiveness and student satisfaction in regards to early exposure training programs.
2) The most effective educational training programs were, in descending order, "outpatient escort practice," "nursery practice," and "ward nursing practice." The programs with the highest levels of student satisfaction were, in descending order, "nursery practice," "severely mentally disabled patients' care practice," and "experimental learning practice of wheelchair activity." Because we found a large discrepancy between educational effectiveness and student satisfaction, we searched for factors influencing student satisfaction by analyzing the comments students made about each training program.
3) Factors that significantly affected both student satisfaction and educational effectiveness were "useful experience for future medical practice," "feeling of being able to help others," and "a sense of achievement."

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