Research Article

Student audit of clinical teaching: a three year study.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 291 doi: (Published 14 September 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;291:719
  1. D N Lockwood,
  2. L H Goldman,
  3. I C McManus


    An audit of teaching to junior clinical students in the University of Birmingham organised by students identified several surgical and medical firms on which they received little clinical teaching. Consultants spent an average of four and a half hours a week teaching junior students on the wards, arrived about 10 minutes late for that teaching, but missed less than 10% of teaching sessions. Junior students missed less than 10% of consultant teaching sessions and found them useful, though not always stimulating. Audit organised by students is an acceptable method of monitoring the informal teaching received by clinical students.