Attitudes Of Clinical Faculty Members Of Zahedan University Of Medical Sciences On Teaching In Ambulatory Care Setting

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Abasalt Borji 1 , * , M Imani 2 , M Qanbari 3 , P Mirlotfi 3

1 Assistant professor, Microbiology Department, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health services.

2 Assistant professor, Pediatric Department, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health services.

3 Faculty members, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health services.

How to Cite: Borji A, Imani M, Qanbari M, Mirlotfi P. Attitudes Of Clinical Faculty Members Of Zahedan University Of Medical Sciences On Teaching In Ambulatory Care Setting, J Med Edu. 2005 ; 7(2):e105227. doi: 10.22037/jme.v7i2.841.

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Journal of Medical Education: 7 (2); e105227
Published Online: May 01, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 01, 2004
Accepted: May 01, 2005
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Background and purpose: Although it will be one of the most critical duties and skills of a general practitioner to manage outpatients in his office or at ambulatory care centers, our present medical education is based upon ward-based teaching and ambulatory care, as one important part of medical education,  has been overlooked. We evaluate allies of faculty members of Saehan University of Medical Sciences  on teaching  in  ambulatory care selling.Methods: This descriptive study was carried out through collecting  data from questionnaires.Results: of75 faculty members, 66 persons (88%) answered the questionnaire. About 75.7% of faculty members believe that ward based teaching, alone is not sufficient for preparing students for their future occupation. 51.5% of them say there is no proportion between  the problems observed by the students during their study and the diseases prevalent in the society which they will be encountered with later. 75.7% of faculty members chose clinics  of educational  hospitals  as the best place for teaching ambulatory care and the same percent believed the space, facilities and time devoted to examining  patients  were insufficient. 51.5% of them recommended 3 students for every faculty member in teaching ambulatory care. 33% of the faculty members  viewed their  not having enough lime, patients' dissatisfaction from students being present, lack of incentives of faculty members and shortage  of facilities  as obstacles  to teaching  ambulatory  care. 33% of the faculty  members viewed their not having  enough time, patients'  dissatisfaction from students  being  present, lack of incentives  of faculty members and shortage of  facilities as obstacles  to teaching ambulatory  care.Conclusions: This study emphasizes on extending the .field of teaching medicine  to the level of the society. For this  purpose appropriate  physical  space and  well equipped  ambulatory care teaching centers should  be  provided.   Also  the  problems of  faculty members should  be intentioned and educational programs be altered so that medical education creates a holistic and community oriented view for medical students.

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