2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Effect of a one-semester inter-professional clinical case study program on teamwork skills of medical and health professions students (Phase I of a 2-Phase Exploratory Study)
Katie S. Baer* and Anna Wang
Dr. Carolyn Cox and Ms. Susan Lambert, Faculty Mentors

Effect of a one-semester inter-professional clinical case study program on teamwork skills of medical and health professions students (Phase I of a 2-Phase Exploratory Study) Interprofessional teamwork skills were self-reported using a modified version of the TeamSTEPPS Teamwork Perceptions Questionnaire [4 subscales: Team Structure, Situation Monitoring, Mutual Support, Communication] by 75 medical and health professions students following a one-semester, inter-professional clinical case study program. Highest self-reported mean score (4.79/5.0) for all participants was for the item: Mutual Support Subscale/?Staff assist fellow staff during high workload?. Lowest self-reported mean score (4.07/5.0) for all participants was for the item: Situation Monitoring Subscale/?Staff continually scan the environment for important information?. When medical student scores were compared to health professions student scores, there was no significant difference in total teamwork scores or mean subscale scores. Possessing teamwork skills and behaviors is a goal of interprofessional education, and program participants seemed to describe their skill level as fairly high. Exposure to interprofessional education curricula assists medical and health professions students in developing skills for future work in interprofessional practice teams.

Keywords: Nursing, Interprofessional, Teamwork, Health Science, Students, Clinical, Skill level, Education

Topic(s):Nursing
Health Science
Statistics

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: -1
Location: VH 1010
Time: 9:30

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