Educational Challenges in Ambulatory Pediatrics Teaching Programs Based on the Experiences of Interns and Attends: a Qualitative Study

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Sepideh Jamshidian 1 , * , Behzad Shams 1 , Tahereh Changiz 1

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1 Iran

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 7 (2); e60511
Published Online: January 15, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 20, 2017
Accepted: September 30, 2010

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Attention to the challenges that trainers and trainees may face during educational programs is very beneficial for achieving maximum efficiency in educational settings. This study was conducted to identify the challenges experienced by interns and attends during ambulatory pediatrics teaching programs in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.
Methods: This qualitative study was a small part of the evaluation of ambulatory pediatrics teaching program based on CIPP model. Seven attends and seven interns were selected through purposeful sampling and interviewed using semi-structured interviews in the summer and fall of 2009.
Results: Interpretational analysis of interviews resulted in 6 categories named planning, faculty members, interns, instructional activities, learning resources and evaluation and 21 subcategories. The suggestions given by participants for some challenges were considered too.
Conclusion: Attention to the aforementioned challenges and suggestions can be very beneficial in solving the present challenges.

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Medical interns Ambulatory teaching qualitative study

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