Evaluation Of Medical Intern’s Competence About Ambulatory Prevalent Diseases

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M Mosavi Nsab 1 , * , L Bazrafkan 2

1 Associated professor of psychiatry.

2 Educational Advisor of the Educational Development Center.

How to Cite: Mosavi Nsab M, Bazrafkan L. Evaluation Of Medical Intern’s Competence About Ambulatory Prevalent Diseases, J Med Edu. 2003 ; 4(1):e105047. doi: 10.22037/jme.v4i1.854.

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Journal of Medical Education: 4 (1); e105047
Published Online: March 11, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 11, 2009
Accepted: March 11, 2009
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Abstract

Objectives: The present study aims at evaluation medical interns about ambulatory prevalent diseases at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.Methods: This is a descriptive, analytic study, which aims at assessing the clinical competence of medical interns in relation to clinical prevalent disease using the OSCE. The instrument used in this study was 20 OSCE staions designed by medical experts in this field.Results: The results of this study revealed that 29 persons (86.7%) of the participants in the test were competent competently and 1 person (13.3%) was incompetent; that is, to say that one person in the whole group had not acquired sufficient clinical competence in managing ambulatory diseases. Moreover, the results of this examination correlated with the participants final grade point averages Namely, the top students in OSCE were also the top students in their medical education. Male interns performed better than females in this examination.Conclusion: In spite of the fact that these students’ performance in medical knowledge and clinical judgement were favourable, they functioned incompetently in clinical skills and interpersonal attributes. Thus, education in these fields requires revision and new strategies for the promotion of medical education.

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