Innovations in human genetics education: Medical student elective in clinical genetics

J. Bodurtha, J. E. Spence, C. A. Stevens

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Abstract

The fourth-year medical student elective in clinical genetics has been enhanced by the addition of a problem-solving project. The assignment requires students to pose and answer a practical question about a professionally relevant genetic problem. Exemplary questions and the details of the exercise are given. Six of 10 students choosing an elective in clinical genetics have undertaken the project. Their feedback suggests that the requirements of decision making, library research, discussion with consultants, and medical writing in a limited time period are beneficial additions to the standard elective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)494-496
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of human genetics
Volume49
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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