Opinions About Residency Training Program of Family Physician Residents at Training and Research Hospitals in Izmir and Their Knowledge About Family Medicine
Objective: The first step of determining family medicine residency programme is doing business analysis and defining general requirements. Defining necessary educational areas of family medicine residents is the second phase. In this study, some questions were asked to family medicine residents about family medicine residency process. Also their sociodemographic features and their knowledge about family medicine discipline has been shown.
Material and Method: The study was cross-sectional. Family medicine residents of Tepecik Training and Research Hospital and Izmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital in Izmir filled up a questionnaire. The questionnaire was created by researchers by scanning the appropriate literature. After the confirmation of joining this study, face to face technique applied and the questionnaire was given to participants. Percentage evaluation of descriptive data was used for doing the statistical analysis by SPSS 20.0 programme.
Findings: Fifty-five participants were included in the study and 54.5% (30) were women, 45.5% (25) were men; mean age was 30.42±5.00 (min-max: 24, 43). Average working year of participants as a medical doctor was 5.31±4.69 (minmax: 1, 20) years, average working year as a family medicine resident was 1.81±0.86 (min-max: 1, 3) years. “For how long family medicine inpatient/outpatient clinic training should be taken?” questioned and average was 15.07±6.80 (min-max: 2, 36) months. According to answers, the average duration of family medicine specialization training should have been 3.20±0.69 (min-max: 2, 5) years, they said. Thirty four point six percent of participants (20), said that average 3.90±1.13 (min-max: 1, 6) night-shifts in a month are necessary for their training program. In terms of the rotation periods, seen as the least satisfactory for the duration, the first three rotations were respectively: internal medicine with 14.5% (8), lung diseases with 9.1% (5) and emergency service with 7.3% (4). In terms of the rotation educational contents, seen as the least satisfactory for the residents’ training, the first three rotations were respectively: obstetrics and gynecology with 16.4% (9), general surgery with 12.7% (7) and emergency service with 10.9% (6).
Result: In order to develop family medicine residency programme, getting feedbacks from family medicine residents is important. It would be convenient to do similar studies across the country.
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