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Obstetrics and gynaecology core rotation induction: student experience

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posted on 2022-10-24, 16:19 authored by Mariah Colussi, T Henderson, R Langhe, Etop AkpanEtop Akpan

An orientation, or induction, session is meant to facilitate a student’s learning experience, understanding of the program, and maximize social integration with students and faculty. Effective induction sessions have been shown to boost confidence, reduce anxiety, and improve the overall clinical experience of first-year medical students. These results extend past medical education, as effective inductions have demonstrated success in the fields of forensics, psychiatry, post-graduate training, and high school. In the field of post-graduate training, medical school graduates demonstrated decreased anxiety after undertaking a proper orientation program prior to beginning surgical training. Although the benefits of a thorough and effective orientation may seem obvious, published research studies addressing the true value of induction is limited.



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Published Citation

Colussi M, Henderson T, Langhe R, Akpan E. Obstetrics and gynaecology core rotation induction: student experience. Ir Med J. 2021;114(2):282

Publication Date

February 2021


  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Undergraduate Research


Irish Medical Association


  • Published Version (Version of Record)