Student Support in Medical Education: What does evidence-based practice look like?

Kokavec, Anna, Harte, Jane, and Ross, Simone (2022) Student Support in Medical Education: What does evidence-based practice look like? In: Francis, Abraham P., and Carter, Margaret Anne, (eds.) Mental Health and Higher Education in Australia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 103-121.

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Every year, a small number of medical students will ‘fail to thrive’ (for several reasons) and need to repeat the year. The high cost of failure is a very strong motivator for medical schools to do everything possible to identify and support at-risk students (both academically and mentally). However, the challenge rests with knowing the best approach to take and making sure it is affordable, easily accessible, and valued by students. Evidence contained in the medical education literature highlights the importance of being able to identify students at-risk of failure as early as possible. Once supports are in place it is also important to make sure the student is monitored for several months to ensure the intervention is working. Most medical schools, when questioned, claim to provide student support in one form or another. However, what this support looks like and whether the approach is even effective is often difficult to determine and even harder to evaluate. The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of how student support can be provided to medical students by using the James Cook University Medicine Student Risk Management Model as an example.

Item ID: 73093
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-16-8040-3
Keywords: rural medical education; medical students; evidence; risk management
Copyright Information: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2022 02:55
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