Po712 Family Medicine Residents’ Opinions And Expectations About Family Medicine Residency Program

Huseyin CAN1, Fikret Merter ALANYALI2, Berk GEROGLU2, Mehmet Ali KURNAZ3 e Kurtulus ONGEL1
1Katip Çelebi University, Faculty of Medicine, Family Medicine Department, Izmir; 2Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Family Medicine Clinic, Izmir; 3Katip Çelebi University, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Family Medicine Clinic, Izmir
Objective: Family medicine is a unique academic and scientific discipline that has its own educational content, researches, evidence based and clinical practices, and it is a primary care oriented clinical specialty. In this study, family medicine residents’ opinions and expectations about specialization training is intended to identify.
Material and Method: The study was cross-sectional. Family medicine residents of training and research hospitals in Izmir filled up a questionnaire in 2013. 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. Chi-square test was used for doing the statistical analysis, signifying the percentage of descriptive data and comparing groups for statistical differences.
Findings: Fifty-five participants were included in the study and 54.5% (n: 30) were women, 45.5% (n: 25) were men; mean age was 30.425.00 (min-max: 24, 43). Average working year of participants as a medical doctor was 5.314.69 (min-max: 1, 20) years, average working year as a family medicine resident was 1.810.86 (min-max: 1, 3) years. "For how long family medicine inpatient/outpatient clinic training should be taken?” questioned and average was 15.076.80 (min-max: 2, 36) months. According to answers, the average duration of family medicine specialization should have been 3.200.69 (min-max: 2, 5) years, they said. 36.4% of participants (n:20), said that the night-shifts are necessary for their training program. They were thinking the night-shifts should have been average 3.901.13 (min-max: 1, 6) times in a month. 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% (n:8), lung diseases with 9.1% (n:5) and emergency service with 7.3% (n: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 gynaecology with 16.4% (n:9), general surgery with 12.7% (n:7) and emergency service with 10.9% (n: 6).
Result: To improve clinical ability is a target of family medicine residency training program. This program should be planned for residents to increase their knowledge and skills, and to develop their attitudes and behaviours about primary care after completing it.
Family medicine; resident; primary care