Sophie SCHLATTER, Post-doc in behavioral neuroscience, RESHAPE
Stress management of medical students related to ECOS : coping, performance and rumination
Objective and Structured Clinical Examinations (ECOS) are a new method of examination implemented in the medical curriculum in France. From 2024, they will be an integral part of the classifying assessment of students, resulting in a high level of stress. No studies have explored students' individual preparedness behaviors to deal with ECOS-induced stress. However, preparation strategies could produce benefits in terms of well-being, performance and prevention of disorders associated with stress.
The main objective of this study was to identify the individual preparation strategies put in place before the ECOS, and to explore how these strategies were correlated with the feeling of stress and the performance of the students on the exam.