Opportunities for Students to Prescribe: An Evaluation of 185 Consultations in the Student-run Cardiovascular Risk Management Programme

Tim Schutte*, Katinka Prince, Milan Richir, Erik Donker, Leonie van Gastel, Ferdynand Bastiaans, Henk de Vries, Jelle Tichelaar, Michiel van Agtmael

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Involving students in cardiovascular risk management (CVRM) could offer patients a structured CVRM programme and students a valuable learning opportunity. We describe and evaluate a student-run CVRM programme that was set up to offer primary prevention to patients with known risk factors in a general practitioner's practice. During a consultation, two undergraduate medical students assessed the patients' actual risk and formulated a CVRM plan, which they discussed with the patient after approval by a GP. After the consultations, patients were asked to complete evaluation/feedback questionnaires. From December 2014 to December 2015, 185 consultations were carried out by 46 students. Feedback questionnaires of 153 consultations were returned, in which patient satisfaction was 8.43 (1-10, min-max). The cardiovascular risk of 95 patients was determined, and in >50% patients, it was 'high'. Participating students and GPs were enthusiastic about the (pharmacotherapy) learning opportunities and improved CVRM care while contributing to real patient care in this CVRM programme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalBasic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

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