Assessment Of Clinical Residents' Needs For Ten Educational Subjects

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Mansour Razavi 1 , *

1 Assisstant Professor of Community Medidne, Tehran University of Medical Sciences & Health Services.

How to Cite: Razavi M. Assessment Of Clinical Residents' Needs For Ten Educational Subjects, J Med Edu. 2002 ; 1(3):e104955. doi: 10.22037/jme.v1i3.947.

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Journal of Medical Education: 1 (3); e104955
Published Online: April 13, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 13, 2009
Accepted: April 13, 2009
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Abstract

Background:Fulfilling the learners'  "real  needs"  will improve medical education. There are  subjects that are necessary for any clinical residents not considering their field of specialty. Among the subjects ten seems to be the most important: research methodology and data analysis, computer-based programs, medical recording, cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation, clinical teaching programs, communication skills, clinical ethics, laboratory examinations, reporting special"diseases and death certification, and prescription.Purpose: This cross-sectional study assessed educational needs of clinical residents for ten educational subjects.Methods: A questionnaire prepared by board faculty members consisted of 10 close-ended questions, and one open­ ended question was distributed among 1307 residents from 22 clinical disciplines, who registered for preboard or promotion exam in June 2000.Results: Among the subjects three were the most needed: computer-based programs 149 (60%), data collecting system606 (49%), and clinical ethics 643 (46%). The prescription standard was the least required 177(13%). Conclusion   Complementary training courses on these subjects can be an answer to the clinical residents needs.

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