Objective: To evaluate the post graduate residents’ perceptions about the clinical educational environment during their post graduate training by using postgraduate hospital education environment measure (PHEEM) inventory.
Study Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted at Army Medical College, from Feb 2016 to Jun 2016.
Material and Methods: The English version of PHEEM inventory (40 items on a 0-4 Likert scale) was distributed to 105 post graduate residents of multiple specialities by convenience non- probability sampling technique. This valid and reliable inventory is divided into three subscales of the hospital clinical educational learning environment; perceptions of teaching, perceptions of role autonomy and perceptions of social support. The perceptions of teaching, role autonomy and social support subscales contain 15, 14 & 11 items with a maximum score of 60, 56 & 44 respectively. The total summations of all these scores of three domains have a combined maximum and minimum of 160 & zero respectively.
Results: The overall PHEEM score was 103.29 ± 12.75 out of a 160 maximum score. The subscale perceptions of role autonomy, teaching and social support score were 36.11 ± 4.15 / 56, 39.02 ± 5.76 / 60 and 28.16 ± 4.71 / 44 respectively.
Conclusion: The residents as a whole group perceived the clinical training environment of Military Hospital Rawalpindi and Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi more conducive
however there are still few areas having room for improvement.
Keywords : Educational Environment, Perception, Residents