Teaching Ophthalmoscopy to Medical Students (the TOTeMS Study) – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To determine medical student preferences for learning the ocular fundus examination and to assess their accuracy using different examination modalities.Design: Prospective, randomized study of medical student education approaches.Methods: First-year medical students received training in direct ophthalmoscopy using simulators and human volunteers. Students were randomized to receive vs not receive specific training on interpreting fundus photographs prior to accuracy assessments. Students' preferences for each of the 3 methods (direct ophthalmoscopy on simulators or human volunteers, or use of fundus photographs) and recognition of normal and abnormal fundus features were assessed.Results: Of 138 first-year medical students, 119 (86%) completed all required (Read more...)

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