The Evaluation of Social Medicine Training Programs from Point of View of General Practitioners

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Reza Ghadimi 1 , Mahmoud Hajiahmadi 2 , Aram Tirgar 3 , * , Hossein Rashvand 4 , Abdoliman Amouei 5 , Parvin Sajadi 6 , Seyyed Reza Hosseini 7

1 PhD in Clinical Nutrition, Department of Community Medicine, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, Iran

2 MSc in Biostatistics, Instructor, Department of Community Medicine, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, Iran

3 PhD in Occupational Health, Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, Iran

4 Medical Student, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, Iran

5 PhD in Public Health, Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, Iran

6 MS in Nutrition, Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, Social Determinants of Health Research Center School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, Iran

7 Specialist in Community Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Ghadimi R, Hajiahmadi M , Tirgar A , Rashvand H , Amouei A, et al. The Evaluation of Social Medicine Training Programs from Point of View of General Practitioners , Strides Dev Med Educ. 2013 ; 10(2):e60914.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 10 (2); e60914
Published Online: August 31, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 27, 2017
Accepted: April 22, 2013

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Community oriented medical education has been considered by many universities. The aim of this study was to determine the general practitioners (GPs) point of view regarding social medicine training programs (SMTP).
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on GPs, graduated from different Iranian medical Universities after 1985, in Babol, Iran, in 2010. Subjects were selected by simple randomized sampling method. Data were gathered using a questionnaire consisting of three parts and analyzed using chi-square and Fisher’s exact tests by SPSS.  
Results: In this study 130 GPs, who had graduated 10.4 ± 5.7 years ago, were evaluated. Data showed some topics of SMTP, like occupational health, disease management, executing a research project, and presence in rural/urban health centers, were more common in GPs graduated after 2001 in comparisons with counterpart group. Moreover, GPs who worked in rural health centers indicated to have more attention on mental health, dental health, elderly care, disease management, and social health assessment methods in curriculum of SMTP.
Conclusion: According to our findings, mental and occupational health along with elderly care should be considered in social medicine curriculum of medical students. Moreover, appropriate revisions on SMTP and continuous education programs on these topics for GPs are recommended.
 

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Education Medical students Social medicine training program

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