Submission ID 78096

Code OE-5-1
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Category Medical Education
Type Oral
Will the presenter be a: Early Career Faculty - (Less than 7 years of practice)
Title Online Learning in Clerkship - A Survey of Medical Student Utilization of Asychronous Online Learning Resources
Background/Purpose The COVID-19 pandemic provided a unique opportunity for educators to innovate with online learning. As we transition to a post-pandemic world, there is an opportunity for curriculum leaders to develop effective online learning to complement in-person learning. This study aims to explore the clerkship student experience with asynchronous online learning resources.
Methods Clerkship medical students at the Cumming School of Medicine in Calgary, Canada were provided an online survey about various aspects of online learning.
Results 78 students completed this section of the survey (approximately 50% of the graduating class). Students utilized multiple asynchronous online learning resources including online cases (97%), online readings (91%), student-made study guides (82%) and podcasts (81%). Most students used a mix of resources provided by the medical school and ones they discovered online (40%); however, 33% of students primarily used resources they discovered themselves. Almost half of the students (49%) reported that resources found online were more useful than the resources provided by the medical school. Most students would appreciate protected time to study using online resources (89%).
Discussion Our study identified a large majority of clerkship students are using asynchronous online learning resources to study. Interestingly, most students used resources beyond what are provided by the medical school. These results suggest that students are actively co-constructing their curriculum with self-directed learning. However, this could raise concerns about the quality and validity of resources that students are accessing. Curriculum leaders could apply these results to improve the online learning resources provided to students.
Keyword 1 Asynchronous
Keyword 2 Online Learning
Keyword 3 Clerkship
Abstract content most relevant to: (check all that apply) Undergraduate Medical Education
Abstract Track - First Choice Curriculum
Curriculum General
Authors Chris Novak
Chris Novak
Rina Patel
Erin Degelman
Jovey Sharma
Tanya Beran
Melanie Lewis
Susan Bannister

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