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How to Understand and Address the Marginalization of Medical Students in the Surgical Clerkship
(Posted December 2018)
Sophia K. McKinley, MD, EdM, and Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE

This article is intended for surgical educators involved in undergraduate medical education, including the surgical clerkship and surgical educators involved in graduate medical education, who are interested in improving the interest and preparedness of medical students entering the field of surgery. The objectives are to:

  • Describe the potential for inadvertent medical student marginalization in the surgical clerkship
  • Describe the consequences of medical student marginalization for the field of surgery
  • Describe several possible solutions to increase student engagement and involvement in the surgical clerkship

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