The Use of Computer-Assisted Learning Pediatrics Program (CLIPP) in the Pediatric Clerkship

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Medical College of Wisconsin
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00713466
First received: July 9, 2008
Last updated: July 30, 2008
Last verified: July 2008
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine if utilizing CLIPP (Computer-Assisted Learning Pediatrics Program) cases in the pediatric clerkship will standardize students' exposure to essential pediatric conditions and enhance their learning experience.


Condition
Learning

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Use of Computer-Assisted Learning Pediatrics Program (CLIPP) in the Pediatric Clerkship

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Further study details as provided by Medical College of Wisconsin:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • student exposure to essential pediatric conditions will increase, thereby increasing knowledge retention and increasing their performance on end of clerkship exams [ Time Frame: 2007-2008 academic year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 198
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
all third year medical students entering their pediatric clerkship at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Detailed Description:

The Computer-Assisted Learning Pediatrics Program was developed by members of the Council on Medical Student Medical Education (COMSEP) and has been very well received by both medical students and faculty. The program is a comprehensive Internet-based learning method designed for use by third year medical students during their pediatric rotation. More than 80 medical schools in the US and Canada have been successfully using the CLIPP cases with an estimated 3000 to 4000 cases being reviewed by students weekly. All third year medical students will be required to complete specific cases, based on gaps identified through review of prior student contact logs. Using the students' own patient contact logs, they will also be strongly encouraged to complete any cases for which they have not met the clerkship requirement. Students will be allowed to complete any other cases they choose. The study proposes that by utilizing CLIPP cases in the pediatric rotation, student exposure to essential pediatric conditions will increase, thereby increasing retention of knowledge and increasing their performance on end of clerkship OSCEs (Observed Structured Clinical Exam) and on NBME Pediatric Subject Exam (shelf exam).

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All third year medical students entering their pediatric clerkship at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all third year medical students will be required to complete a specific number of CLIPP cases as part of their pediatric rotation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00713466

Locations
United States, Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical College of Wisconsin
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paola Palma Sisto, MD Medical College of Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: Sajani Tipnis, MD Medical College of Wisconsin
Principal Investigator: Karen Marcdante, MD Medical College of Wisconsin
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Paola Palma Sisto, Medical College of Wisconsin
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00713466     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO00006980
Study First Received: July 9, 2008
Last Updated: July 30, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Medical College of Wisconsin:
CLIPP cases
Pediatric clerkship
Standardizing
Students' exposure
Essential
Enhancing
Experience

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 15, 2014