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Table 1 Student engagement with self-directed learning

From: Outcomes of Irish graduate entry medical student engagement with self-directed learning of clinical skills

Academic year* 2008/09 2008/09* 2009/10* 2009/10** 2010/11** 2010/11
Year of curriculum 2 1 2 1 2 1
Total number of students in class 32 65 61 91 89 99
% engagement with SDL 97% 95% 85% 70% 78% 49%
% students personally booked SDL 47% 41% 43% 26% 35% 26%
% SDL bookings at 2 months before formative OSCE n/a*** 48% n/a*** 31% n/a*** 10%
% SDL bookings at 2 months before summative OSCE 82% 45% 68% 24% 65% 64%
  1. *Same cohort of students progressing from Year 1 to Year 2 of the curriculum.
  2. **Same cohort of students progressing from Year 1 to Year 2 of the curriculum.
  3. ***Formative OSCEs are not held in Year 2.