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Table 5 Student preference for method of patient safety education*

From: Patient safety and quality improvement education: a cross-sectional study of medical students’ preferences and attitudes

Teaching method All students N = 383 Preclinical N = 158 Clinical N = 200
Large Lecture 2.6 (1.1) 2.5 (1.1) 2.6 (1.1)
Real life example of mistakes and errors presented by physicians 4.5 (0.7) 4.4 (0.7) 4.5 (0.7)
Independently completed computer modules 2.4 (1.1) 2.1 (1.1) 2.5 (1.0)
Disclosing a medical error to a standardized patient 3.5 (1.1) 3.6 (1.0) 3.3 (1.1)
Real life examples of mistakes presented by patients 4.1 (1.0) 4.2 (1.0) 4.1 (1.0)
Independent study with reading and reflection 2.2 (1.1) 1.9 (1.1) 2.4 (1.1)
Problem based learning 3.2 (1.1) 3.2 (1.1) 3.3 (1.1)
  1. * Preferences are rated on a scale of 1–5 with 1 being not helpful and 5 being very helpful.
  2. Mean (SD).