Medical Student’s Learning Outcomes of Medical Resources Integration and Optimization in Family Medicine

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Sudarat Wijitsetthakul
Apichai Wattanapisit

Abstract

Objective: Medical Resources Integration and Optimization (MRIO) is a teaching method, for integration and
optimization of the knowledge and experience of both learners and teachers to promote active learning by using a
set of several learning activities, beneficial for institutions with limited instructors. This study aims to evaluate the
effectiveness of this program.
Methods: This is a mixed-method study design to determine medical student’s learning outcomes regarding three
domains of knowledge, attitudes and skills including comments of students and teacher team staffing toward MRIO.
It was operated by family medicine for fourth year medical students in January 2016 at Medical Education Center,
Ratchaburi Hospital.
Results: A total of 33 medical students participated in the MRIO. All students passed the minimum passing level
of knowledge and skills with the scores of 74.5±8.6% and 94.1±1.9%, respectively. Attitudes toward understanding
patients and care improvement of patients were identified. The strengths of this program were inter-professional
education and effective learning.
Conclusion: MRIO was an effective teaching program to integrate and optimize with limited resources in undergraduate
family medicine practice. The implementation of this program in different settings may need collaborative teams
to maximize the effectiveness of the program.

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Wijitsetthakul, S., & Wattanapisit, A. (2017). Medical Student’s Learning Outcomes of Medical Resources Integration and Optimization in Family Medicine. Siriraj Medical Journal, 69(6), 330–335. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/sirirajmedj/article/view/106168
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