Morning reports in training hospitals affiliated to Kerman University of Medical Sciences in 2006


Ali Akbar Haghdoost 1 , * , Zahra Jalili 1 , Esmat Asadi Karam 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Haghdoost A A, Jalili Z, Asadi Karam E . Morning reports in training hospitals affiliated to Kerman University of Medical Sciences in 2006, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2005 ; 2(2):e57794.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 2 (2); e57794
Published Online: December 25, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 09, 2017
Accepted: August 16, 2005




Background: Although morning report is a well-known term in medical education and one of the
most practical clinical training methods, there is not still consensus among experts on its standards.
Nonetheless, it seems that the first step for improving the quality of this training method is to obtain
a comprehensive picture of its current statue.
Objective: to assess the characteristics of morning reports (such as their durations, participants and
their responsibilities, management of these sessions and….) in training hospitals affiliated to Kerman
University of Medical Sciences in 2006
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 36 morning report sessions held in all of the training wards
were observed over one week. Data were gathered by direct observation. The observer attended the
sessions as an ordinary participant and it was tried to use complete observer method.
Results: among 36 assessed morning reports, the maximum sessions were held in major wards (each
one held 5 sessions). The duration of the longest and shortest ones was 90 and 35 minutes
respectively. In 30 sessions the academic staff played the main role of managing discussions, while
in 5 sessions they were only asking questions, and in one session staff presented a lecture. In 13
sessions interns did not have any role in presenting patients; the corresponding numbers for residents
and students were 16 and 0 respectively. In overall the number of participants in the beginning and at
the end of sessions was more or less equal, while around 14% of participants were not present during
the whole period of the session.
Conclusion: Considerable variations were found among the training wards in running morning
report sessions. There were some weak points in running these sessions such as the frequency and
duration of sessions, low rate of participation by students and interns and reporting outpatient cases,
but most of the wards apply the training method more or less effectively.


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