Special training in maxillofacial surgery for medical students - Economic burden or investment in the future?

Florian Bauer, Niklas Rommel, Nils Rohleder, Steffen Koerdt, Klaus Dietrich Wolff, David A. Mitchell, Marco Kesting

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Abstract

We measured the motivation and interest of medical students in oral and maxillofacial surgery at a German university. After a detailed cost-benefit analysis of a course that used an ex-vivo animal model and active participation in the operating theatre, we measured changes in the students' interest in taking up a surgical specialty in the future. We found that practical experience could lower the expenses of the course by almost 70%. Twenty per cent of students chose oral and maxillofacial surgery as an elective in their final year. These students could be residents one day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1012-1014
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume53
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hands-on training
  • Medical education
  • Medical students
  • Observed structured clinical examination
  • Young academics

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