Assessment of Practice of Pedigree Drawing and Application of Standardized Patient in Medical Faculty Students


  • Gulgez Neslihan Taşkurt Hekim Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey,
  • Asli Metin Mahmutoglu Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey,
  • Sezgin Gunes Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey,
  • Ahmet Tevfik Sünter Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey,



heredity pedigree, medical education, patient



Drawing a pedigree is a useful and effective tool in medicine and has an important place in medical education.

The aim of this study is to share our feedbacks on the pedigree drawing practice of 3rd year medical faculty students with a standardized patient applied in professional training skills program between 2012–2017.

Materials and methods. A total of 583 medical faculty students asked appropriate questions to a standardized patient and drew a family tree. At the end of the practice, students were asked to fill an evaluation form. Propositions on the form were rated according to the 5 Likert scales. A chi-square was used to assess the differences in scoring.

Results. 566 students (97.08 %) rated strongly agreed or agreed that appropriate tools and equipment were used in the practice. The attitude of the instructor was evaluated as appropriate, representing 98.11 % of the participants. About 97.09 % of the respondents reported that the time of practice was enough. These skills were reported to be necessary and might be used in their professional life, representing 82.19 % and 78.35 % respectively. No correlation was found between the scoring of propositions and the application of standardized patients. However, we have observed that the use of standardized patients in practice significantly increases the general assessment scores of family tree drawing practice (P < 0.032).

Conclusions. Our data demonstrated that pedigree drawing training was evaluated positively by the students and standardized patient use did not make any differences in student evaluations.


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Neslihan Taşkurt Hekim G, Metin Mahmutoglu A, Gunes S, Tevfik Sünter A. Assessment of Practice of Pedigree Drawing and Application of Standardized Patient in Medical Faculty Students. Current issues in pharmacy and medicine: science and practice [Internet]. 2019Nov.21 [cited 2024Apr.14];(3). Available from:



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