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“Flipped classroom” for academic and career advising: an innovative technique for medical student advising

Authors Amini R, Laughlin BS, Smith KW, Siwik VP, Adamas-Rappaport WJ, Fantry GT

Received 14 January 2018

Accepted for publication 24 February 2018

Published 14 May 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 371—376

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S162504

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Md Anwarul Majumder


Richard Amini,1 Brady S Laughlin,2 Kathy W Smith,3 Violet P Siwik,4 William J Adamas-Rappaport,5 George T Fantry6

1Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA; 2College of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA; 3Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA; 4Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA; 5Department of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA; 6Department of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA

Introduction: Career advising for medical students can be challenging for both the student and the adviser. Our objective was to design, implement, and evaluate a “flipped classroom” style advising session.
Methods: We performed a single-center cross-sectional study at an academic medical center, where a novel flipped classroom style student advising model was implemented and evaluated. In this model, students were provided a document to review and fill out prior to their one-on-one advising session.
Results: Ninety-four percent (95% CI, 88%–100%) of the medical students surveyed felt that the advising session was more effective as a result of the outline provided and completed before the session and that the pre-advising document helped them gain a better understanding of the content to be discussed at the session.
Conclusion: Utilization of the flipped classroom style advising document was an engaging advising technique that was well received by students at our institution.

Keywords: flipped classroom, career advising, medical student advising, academic advising

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