While many medical schools utilize webpages containing administrative information for students,
this study evaluated a webpage that combines administrative and educational material in one convenient location.
1) Assess need to create centralized webpage for third year medical students on their pediatric clerkship;
2)Design webpage with administrative and educational information; 3) Review webpage's usefulness.
Pre-test post-test survey with 5 point Likert and yes/no questions, created de novo on SurveyMonkey and
emailed to medical students upon completion of their pediatric clerkship. Pre-intervention students used paper orientation
packets. Pre-test survey addressed time to find resources and need for centralized location. Post-intervention students had
access to new webpage with: 1) Fundamentals and Forms, 2) Orientation Information, 3) Key Resources, 4) Pediatric
PowerPoint Presentations, 5) Journal Articles. Post-test questions regarded usefulness, relevance, accessibility, efficiency
of webpage and perceived effect on knowledge-base.
49/72 (68%) pre-intervention students responded to survey reporting accessing multiple internet sites for medical
information, 95.9% used orientation handouts, 62.6% used resident webpage, 73.5% thought new webpage would be useful
and 81.7% strongly agreed/agreed webpage would improve time efficiency. 32/72 (44%) post-intervention students responded
to survey. 100% post-intervention students used new webpage, 65.6% strongly agreed/agreed information was
easily accessible, 68.8% found information relevant, 64.6% agreed easy to navigate, and 53.1% strongly agreed/agreed
(7.4% disagreed) readily available learning resources on website improved their pediatric knowledge.
The introduction of a webpage with administrative and educational materials for the pediatric clerkship was
useful to majority of third year medical students.