At the University of Pretoria in South Africa, several clinics are used in the experience-based training of senior medical students. The quality of the education that these students receive may vary. We chose the Med Ed IQ questionnaire to elicit senior medical students’ perceptions of the quality of training they received,
their view of the preceptor and the benefits gained from active participation.
Differences between the different clinics used as training sites were identified on the basis of four constructs: clinician teachers’ impact on the learner, experience gained, benefits of and problems relating to the clinic.
Only a short version of the article appears in the printed version of the journal. This is the full text which is also available online at http://www.safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/503/457.