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Table 1 Student assessment of the importance of key aspects of the core curriculum before the clerkship and the post-clerkship evaluation*

From: Student evaluation of a primary care clerkship: quality assurance and identification of potential for improvement

  Importance; rated before clerkship Evaluation, after clerkship
  Very important Important Less important Excellent Good Sufficient Insufficient
Key aspect % % % % % % %
recognition of frequent diseases 85 15 - 40 47 10 3
prescriptions of medicine 43 50 7 22 51 20 7
preventive medicine 46 46 8 24 41 23 12
screening 48 45 7 28 36 23 13
vaccinations 25 52 23 31 37 21 11
family medicine 25 54 21 32 40 17 11
home visits 29 49 22 45 35 13 7
communication skills 65 30 5 50 37 10 3
patient expectations 31 59 10 35 49 13 3
caring for chronic patients 41 51 8 33 46 16 5
physical examination 61 30 9 29 44 18 9
collaboration with specialists 26 54 20 17 40 28 15
  1. *based on n = 695 students