Strides in Development of Medical Education

Authors

1 MSc Student of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Ph.D. in Statistics and Epidemiology, Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical, Sciences Kerman, Iran

3 M.Sc. Student in Educational Research, Research Center for Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

4 Ph.D. in Public Health, Assistant Professor in Public Health and Health Promotion, Research Center for Social Determinants of Health, , Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

Background & Objective: Determination of priorities and suitable educational methods enable the optimal use of the limited resources available Due to the effective role of family physicians in health promotion and the necessity of educational planning according to needs assessment this study aimed to assess the educational requirements of rural family physicians working in Kerman University of Medical Sciences Iran Methods: This crosssectional analyticaldescriptive study was conducted on 102 rural family physicians in 2014 Census method was applied for sampling Data were collected using a twopart researchermade questionnaire The validity of the questionnaire was approved by professors To determine the reliability of the research tool testretest method and Cronbachs alpha (096) were applied Statistical tests were used to analyze the data using SPSS software Results: The most required educational needs were circumcision biopsy of the skin and mucosa pulling nails speckle removal and surgical excision of skin verruca Continuing Medical Education was reported as the leading effective educational method There was significant relationship between educational requirements and total years of work experience and years of work experience as family physician However there was no significant relationship between educational requirements and physicians gender age place of education and educational interval gap Conclusion: To enhance knowledge and skills of family physicians in addition to revision of physicians educational curriculum educational planning based on needs assessment is required Thus it is suggested that the Health Care and Continuing Medical Education Office in Kerman University of Medical Sciences take the results of this study into consideration in order to promote the efficacy of the educational programs

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