Event Title

CANDIDATE INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE USING SIMULATION

Location

Atrium

Start Date

14-2-2014 12:00 AM

Description

Objective. The objective of the research was to provide applicants an opportunity to give feedback on the overall interview experience and to determine if the simulation experience would impact their decision to attend NSUCOM. Background. Prior to the 2012-2013 admissions season, the medical education dept was approached by Drs. Packer & Thomas to complete a hands-on interactive experience during the candidate's interview day. Drs. Echols, McCarthy & Hill determined that this would be a good an opportunity for an educational research project. Does the simulation experience impact their decision to attend NSU-COM? Methods. The Med Ed Dept faculty created a survey asking a number of questions about the interview experience at NSU-COM. All applicants to NSU-COM were provided a copy of the survey to complete at the end of the interview day. The survey was optional for applicants to complete. The survey data was collected by a peer mentor who turned them in to Med Ed. Results. Preliminary Conclusions: " Three-quarters of candidates (75.29%) had been on other admissions interviews prior to NSU-COM, while 24.14% of candidates had not. " More than half of all candidates (64.05%) had no experience with simulation prior to their visit to NSU COM. " Nearly all candidates (98.04%) had a chance to work with other candidates as a result of the simulation experience. " Nearly all candidates (99.02%) learned about NSU COM from the simulation experience. " Nearly all candidates (95.98%) found the simulation positively impacted their decision to choose NSU COM as their medical school. " As a result of this experience, nearly all candidates (96.21%) reported that NSU COM has moved up on their choice of medical school Conclusion. As a result of this experience, there is considerable data to support continuing the simulation experience as part of the interview day. There is also good information about the best part of interview day as well as suggestions on how to improve it. This data should be summarized and presented to the admissions committee prior to the start of another admission season Grants. Funding provided for this research from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

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Feb 14th, 12:00 AM

CANDIDATE INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE USING SIMULATION

Atrium

Objective. The objective of the research was to provide applicants an opportunity to give feedback on the overall interview experience and to determine if the simulation experience would impact their decision to attend NSUCOM. Background. Prior to the 2012-2013 admissions season, the medical education dept was approached by Drs. Packer & Thomas to complete a hands-on interactive experience during the candidate's interview day. Drs. Echols, McCarthy & Hill determined that this would be a good an opportunity for an educational research project. Does the simulation experience impact their decision to attend NSU-COM? Methods. The Med Ed Dept faculty created a survey asking a number of questions about the interview experience at NSU-COM. All applicants to NSU-COM were provided a copy of the survey to complete at the end of the interview day. The survey was optional for applicants to complete. The survey data was collected by a peer mentor who turned them in to Med Ed. Results. Preliminary Conclusions: " Three-quarters of candidates (75.29%) had been on other admissions interviews prior to NSU-COM, while 24.14% of candidates had not. " More than half of all candidates (64.05%) had no experience with simulation prior to their visit to NSU COM. " Nearly all candidates (98.04%) had a chance to work with other candidates as a result of the simulation experience. " Nearly all candidates (99.02%) learned about NSU COM from the simulation experience. " Nearly all candidates (95.98%) found the simulation positively impacted their decision to choose NSU COM as their medical school. " As a result of this experience, nearly all candidates (96.21%) reported that NSU COM has moved up on their choice of medical school Conclusion. As a result of this experience, there is considerable data to support continuing the simulation experience as part of the interview day. There is also good information about the best part of interview day as well as suggestions on how to improve it. This data should be summarized and presented to the admissions committee prior to the start of another admission season Grants. Funding provided for this research from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine