Viewpoints of Bandar Abbas general practitioners on continuing medical education (CME) programs

AUTHORS

Abdolhamid Safa 1 , * , Masoumeh Kheirandish 2 , Shahram Zare 3 , Hoda Safa 4

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Instructor, Educational Development Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 General Practitioner, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 Medical Student, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 10 (2); e89812
Published Online: April 26, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 06, 2005
Accepted: April 26, 2006

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Abstract

Introduction: Based on a legislation which was decreed by Islamic republic of
Iran parlement (Majles) in 1990, ministry of health and medical education was
obliged to promote medical education of all who are responsible in medical and
health services. So all general practitioners require continuing medical education
(CME) for recertification or additional qualification of their office.
Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in Bandar Abbas city to provide
insight of general practioners about CME programmes. Study population were
selected among general practioners that had private office. They compeleted a
predesigned questionnaire and the result were analyzed using minitab statistical
software.
Results: Based on the results, 68.5% of general had enough knowledge of CME,
94.5% had participated in CME programme, 67% belived that CME increases
quality of their clinical skills and internal medicine topics were considered most
important among other topics of medicine such as surgery, ophthalmology, etc.
Conclusion: General practitioners in Bandar Abbas have enough knowledge
about the aim of the programme and most of them support the authorities for
making it mandatory. A majority of general practitioners consider CME a
programme which increase their motivation and improve standards.

Keywords

Continuing Mediacl Education – General Practioners - Bandar Abbas

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