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Jamming with Podcasting: Make Education Swing for Medical Students!
Purpose: Take five to explore
the podcast format as a smooth way to teach medical students intimate
partner violence (IPV) screening and history-taking.
USPSTF recommends IPV screening as routine health maintenance.2 Research has
found that perceived preparedness and comfort level are barriers to screening
and intervention.1,3 There were only crickets regarding IPV screening in our
own curriculum. As a result we sought to harmonize the instruction of students
with an accessible and memorable educational format.
Methods: We laid
down a brief introductory lecture about IPV followed by a 22 minute podcast
about screening and addressing IPV disclosures for first-year medical students.
They completed pre- and post- surveys assessing general knowledge and perceived
pre-survey “opener” showed 52% of respondents had no prior experience nor
training in IPV screening. Initially, 64% of respondents hit a sour
note feeling either “somewhat not confident” or “not confident at all.” In a
smooth turn-around, the post-survey showed that listening to the smokin’
podcast increased students’ confidence. When asked about addressing a positive
disclosure of IPV, the post-survey again showed an increase in confidence.
The objective section of the post-survey demo’ed an increase in correct
answers for every knowledge question.
Discussions: This curricular
intervention employs a hot form of information sharing. Initial data
suggested that a majority of students did not feel confident screening for IPV
nor addressing a positive disclosure. After a paired lecture/podcast on
this topic, students demonstrated increased general knowledge about IPV as well
as a measureable crescendo of confidence.
CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, 2019, Student, Resident, Faculty, Clerkship Coordinator, Osteopathic Faculty, Residency Director, Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, UME, Lecture,