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Answers to this afternoon's quiz are below. Please add your thoughts in the comments section for each answer.

Health Professions Quiz: ANSWER KEY

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Dear Colleagues:

I hope you learned something interesting in taking this health professions quiz. These types of quizzes often result in much conversation, often because the answers are surprising or in some circumstances, may vary depending on state laws. Yet the most salient reason for the quiz is to identify for ourselves how much there is to know about health professions different than our own.

Click here to view the answer key. 

Then leave a comment for your fellow colleagues. Consider commenting on these items:

  1. Something I learned that I was surprised by.
  2. A response that I do not agree with.
  3. How effective a tool could this be for health professional students?
  4. Is this a tool that you would use at your school?
  5. What would you change to make the survey more effective for your students?

Note: Only fields indicated with a red asterisk (*) are required to submit your comment.


Plenty of things upon which to comment. Without a doubt, I have a lot to learn about what my professional colleagues may or may not do. The year brackets are tricky- some dental students, although not many these days, are accepted to dental school after three years of college. So, is the answer 6-7, or 8-9? Similarly, physicians may be licensed after one PG year (at least in Georgia), so that answer could be 8-9 or 10-11. Using discreet intervals, especially nebulous ones (seems like a contradiction but stay with me) for a variable answer is tricky. Dental residents legally draw blood from patients all the time. So do dental surgeons preparing platelet rich plasma for surgical procedures. Dental hygienists may administer local anesthetic in many states.

I would not use this tool as currently configured. There is nothing worse for students than dealing with something that appears to be discreet but is really ambiguous. We can continue this discussion tomorrow.
Posted by: Frank Serio at 12/5/2013 8:13 PM

I think this would be a useful tool, but do feel that some of the questions are a little vague. Also, some of the answers are keyed incorrectly.
Posted by: Grishondra Branch-Mays at 12/5/2013 8:47 PM

This is tricky since we all know of situations that sometimes fall out of the norm (like 7 year dental programs) or state licensing laws that change over time (some pharmacists can administer drugs in certain situations) as well as hospital regulations (dental students can draw blood while in a residency). How do we then learn to collaborate if the rules are not always consistent? Should health professionals be credentialed in IPE and collaborative care? Things to consider as we pave our way through a major paradigm shift in our profession.

Incorrectly keyed: Dentists can extract animal teeth in some states.
Posted by: Anthony Palatta at 12/5/2013 10:03 PM

Interesting survey tool. Several questions that made me think. I think the educational years after high school may be worded differently. I know several programs require general ed classes prior to the degree program or even require a BS degree. Difficult to determine the total number of years after high school if factoring in just general ed classes or a BS degree.
Posted by: Jessica Kiser at 12/6/2013 7:08 AM

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