Development and evaluation of a 1-day interclerkship program for medical students on medical errors and patient safety.
Early education of students in the health professions is a recommended component of establishing a culture of safety. This study describes the effect of a patient safety seminar delivered to third-year medical students, which included lectures and workshop sessions. The students' attitudes and knowledge about patient safety issues improved as a result. Prior research has also found that brief curricula can increase patient safety awareness among medical students, but without reinforcement, this knowledge may deteriorate over time.