Source Of Learning Basic Clinical Skills By Medical Interns Tehran University Of Medical Sciences

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Z Meshkani 1 , * , S Dabiran 2

1 Associate professor, Department of Community Medicine and Director of Educational Development Office [EDO] College of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

2 Assistant professor, Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

How to Cite: Meshkani Z, Dabiran S. Source Of Learning Basic Clinical Skills By Medical Interns Tehran University Of Medical Sciences, J Med Edu. 2004 ; 5(2):e105106. doi: 10.22037/jme.v5i2.801.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Medical Education: 5 (2); e105106
Published Online: March 07, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 04, 2009
Accepted: March 07, 2009
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Abstract

Background: Effective clinical teaching is a major objective in general practitioner’s education at medical schools.Purpose: To identify the sources of clinical skills learning that medical student experience Methods: In this cross sectional study, interns of Tehran medical university who spent at least 12 months of theirinternship answered a questionnaire on the sources of clinical skills training. Chi2 test was used to examine the association of source of learning and students,’ specification such as sex, score of pre –internship exam, and marital status.Results: All 250 interns who were eligible participated. Over all 46.60% interns learned their clinical skills from residents or clinical teachers, 29.61% observed others performing the procedures, 16.25 learned the skills from hospital staff or nurses, 7.54% practiced their knowledge when confronted to an emergency situation Conclusion: Our results warrant a more attentive approach to clinical skills (specially procedural skills) training.

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