TITLE

What motivates young physicians? - a qualitative analysis of the learning climate in specialist medical training

AUTHOR(S)
Iblher, Peter; Hofmann, Marzellus; Zupanic, Michaela; Breuer, Georg
PUB. DATE
October 2015
SOURCE
BMC Medical Education;10/15/2015, Vol. 15, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Not least the much-invoked shortage of physicians in the current and the next generation has resulted in a wide range of efforts to improve postgraduate medical training. This is also in the focus of the current healthcare policy debate. Furthermore, quality and scope of available postgraduate training are important locational advantages in the competition for medical doctors. This study investigates the preferences and concerns that German house officers (HOs) have about their current postgraduate training. It also highlights how HOs evaluate the quality of their current postgraduate training and the learning environment. Methods: HOs were asked to answer the question: "Which things are of capital importance to you personally in your medical training?", using a free text format. The survey was conducted web based (Lime survey) and all data was anonymized. Summarizing qualitative analyses were performed using the software tool MaxQDA. Results: A total of 255 HOs participated in this study (female: n = 129/50.6%; male: n = 126/49.4%; age: 32 + 6 years) associated with 17 different German hospitals and from four medical specialties. Ten categories were generated from a total of 366 free text answers: 1. methodology of learning (n = 66), 2. supervision (n = 66), 3. learning structure (n = 61), 4. teaching competence (n = 37), 5. dedication (n = 34), 6. work climate (n = 29), 7. feedback/communication (n = 22), 8. challenge/patient safety (n = 21), 9. time/resources (n = 17), 10. personal security/safety (n = 13). Conclusions: HOs want a reliable and curriculum-guided learning structure. Different studying techniques should be used with sufficient (time) resources available in a trusting and communicative learning environment. Competent and dedicated instructors are expected to give individual and specific feedback to the HOs on individual strengths and deficits. Instructors should develop educational concepts in cooperation with the HOs and at the same time avoid excessive demands on HOs or hazards to patients.
ACCESSION #
110563146

 

Related Articles

  • VIIIth World Symposium on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology.  // Angiology;Sep1986, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p694 

    The article presents information on the course listings for continuing medical education. One of the courses is VIIIth World Symposium on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology.

  • INFORMAL LEARNING IN POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION: FROM COGNITIVISM TO 'CULTURISM'.  // Education for Primary Care;Nov2005, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p736 

    This article critically analyzes the article "Informal Learning in Postgraduate Medical Education: From Cognitivism to Culturism." Currently a lot of postgraduate medical education takes place in the workplace on an apprenticeship model. Increasingly, the government is seeking to change the...

  • CME Calendar.  // American Family Physician;6/1/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 11, p2057 

    Presents a calendar of events related to continuing medical education courses approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians in the U.S. in 2006 including geriatric medicine for the family physicians in September and advanced life support in obstetrics in June.

  • Training in genitourinary medicine. McMillan, A. // Sexually Transmitted Infections;Aug2006, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p317 

    The article announces the revision on the current programme in genitourinary medicine (GUM) in Great Britain, the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board has assumed the responsibility of specialist registrars for specialist training from September 2005. An immediate effect on the...

  • STUDY EVALUATES CME OUTCOMES.  // Medical Meetings;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p11 

    The article discusses a study on the effectiveness of continuing medical education (CME) courses conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago which was published in the May 2009 issue of the "Journal of General Internal Medicine." The participants were asked to answer...

  • A Call for Collaboration. SHERMAN, LAWRENCE // Medical Meetings;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p15 

    The article discusses the areas where several continuing medical education (CME) providers can collaborate. It is stated that combining the patient outcomes data from one CME provider with the results of other providers gives a clearer picture of the overall impact of CME and that after using a...

  • AUA Content Review: What it is and Why it Matters. Parsons, J. Kellogg // AUANews;Jul2013, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p26 

    The article focuses on the integral role of the American Urological Association (AUA) Office of Education content review process in the planning of AUA educational courses. Administered by the Content Review Working Group, the process manages AUA sponsored educational activities related to...

  • The New Continuum of Glaucoma Management: New Diagnostic and Treatment Options to Optimize Care.  // Review of Ophthalmology;Apr2008, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p27 

    A description of the course for a Continuing Medical Education (CME) for ophthalmologists sponsored by The Dulaney Foundation, Heidelberg Engineering, ISTA Pharmaceuticals and Lumenis is provided.

  • Experience of an intercostal chest drain training course in the Yorkshire and the Humber postgraduate deanery. Sutherland, T. J.; Esterbrook, G.; Callister, M.; Hogg, J.; Jones, L.; McCreanor, J.; Smith, P.; Teoh, R.; Kastelik, J. A. // Mid Yorks Medical Journal;Sep2012, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p38 

    The article focuses on an intercostal chest drain training course being offered at the Yorkshire and the Humber postgraduate deanery in England. The course employs a mixture of theory, examination and practical assessment. The course aims to improve competency and reduce adverse events. Under...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics