Medical education in a foreign language and history-taking in the native language in Lebanon – a nationwide survey

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dc.contributor.author Abi Raad, Vanda
dc.contributor.author Asmar, Nadia
dc.contributor.author Bahous, Sola Aoun
dc.contributor.author Raad, Kareem
dc.contributor.author Daaboul, Yazan
dc.contributor.author Korjian, Serge
dc.contributor.author Jammal, Mouin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T14:33:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T14:33:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-02-22
dc.identifier.issn 1472-6920 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10072
dc.description.abstract Background With the adoption of the English language in medical education, a gap in clinical communication may develop in countries where the native language is different from the language of medical education. This study investigates the association between medical education in a foreign language and students’ confidence in their history-taking skills in their native language. Methods This cross-sectional study consisted of a 17-question survey among medical students in clinical clerkships of Lebanese medical schools. The relationship between the language of medical education and confidence in conducting a medical history in Arabic (the native language) was evaluated (n = 457). Results The majority (88.5%) of students whose native language was Arabic were confident they could conduct a medical history in Arabic. Among participants enrolled in the first clinical year, high confidence in Arabic history-taking was independently associated with Arabic being the native language and with conducting medical history in Arabic either in the pre-clinical years or during extracurricular activities. Among students in their second clinical year, however, these factors were not associated with confidence levels. Conclusions Despite having their medical education in a foreign language, the majority of students in Lebanese medical schools are confident in conducting a medical history in their native language. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Medical education in a foreign language and history-taking in the native language in Lebanon – a nationwide survey en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201004799 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200900034 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200803754 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal BMC Medical Education en_US
dc.journal.volume 16 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 298-303 en_US
dc.keywords Medical education en_US
dc.keywords History-taking en_US
dc.keywords Native language en_US
dc.keywords Self-reported confidence level en_US
dc.keywords Survey en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-016-0826-7 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Raad, V. A., Raad, K., Daaboul, Y., Korjian, S., Asmar, N., Jammal, M., & Bahous, S. A. (2016). Medical education in a foreign language and history-taking in the native language in Lebanon–a nationwide survey. BMC medical education, 16(1), 298-303. en_US
dc.author.email vanda.abiraad@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email nadia.asmar@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email sola.bahous@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12909-016-0826-7 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7159-7559 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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