Attitude Of Clinical Faculty Members In Shiraz Medical University Towards Private Practice Physicians' Participation In Ambulatory Care Education

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Khatereh Mahori 1 , * , Ali Sadeghi HassanAbadi 2 , Abdollah Karimi 3 , Seyyed Hamidreza Tabatabai 4

1 Assistant Professor of Community Medicine, Faculty Member of Bandar Abbas Medical University.

2 Full Professor of Community Medicine, Faculty Member of Shiraz Medical University.

3 Assistant Professor of Pediatric, Faculty Member of Shiraz Medical University.

4 Lecturer of Epidemiology, Faculty Member of Shiraz Health University.

How to Cite: Mahori K, Sadeghi HassanAbadi A, Karimi A, Tabatabai S H. Attitude Of Clinical Faculty Members In Shiraz Medical University Towards Private Practice Physicians' Participation In Ambulatory Care Education, J Med Edu. 2002 ; 1(3):e104957. doi: 10.22037/jme.v1i3.953.

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Journal of Medical Education: 1 (3); e104957
Published Online: April 14, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 13, 2009
Accepted: April 14, 2009
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Abstract

Background:  Improvement of medical education is necessmy for meeting health care demands. Participation of private practice physicians in ambulatory care training is an effective method for enhancing medical students' skills. Purpose This study was undertaken to detennine clinical professors' views about participation of physicians with private office in ambulatory care training.Methods: Participants composed of 162 Shiraz Medical University faculty members from 12 disciplines. A questionnaire requesting faculty members' views on different aspects of ambulat01y care teaching and interaction of community-based organizations was distributed.Results:   Of 120 (74.1%) respondents, 64 (54.2%) believed that clinical settings of medical university are appropriate for ambulatory care training. Private practice physicians believed more than academic physicians without private office that private offices have wider range of patients, more common cases, and better follow up chance; and is also a better setting for learning ambulatory care compared with medical university  clinical centers. Overall, 32 (29.1%) respondent’s fozmd the participation of physicians with private practice on medical education positive.

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