PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
MEDICAL JOURNAL (Category Y)

A Journal of Army Medical & Dental Corps

Being published since 1956

ISSN (online) 2411-8842
ISSN (print) 0030-9648

VOL 68, No. 4, AUGUST 2018

POST GRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING IN PAKISTAN

Shahid Mahmood, Tanwir Khaliq*, Ahmad Raza

Abstract

Objective: To determine the level of satisfaction of Fellow College of Physicians & Surgeons (FCPS) part II trainees.
Study Design: Prospective study.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted at eight different hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad in Social Security Hospital, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, District Headquarters Hospital, Fauji Foundation Hospital, Federal Government Services Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Kahutta Research Laboratories Hospital and Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad. Duration of study was 3 months from Apr 2014 till Jun 2014.
Material and Methods: This study included 155 post graduate trainees including level 1, II, III and IV from Rawalpindi & Islamabad. Data were collected on a self-made questionnaire. Non-probability convenience sampling was done as the participants were from naturally formed groups, e.g. different specialties. Written consent was taken from all the participants.
Results: Only 28% of trainees were satisfied with the internet, library and their residential rooms. Only 11% trainees were satisfied with their residences. Majority of the trainees (48%) were able to receive reasonable level of guidance from their supervisors. Overall level of satisfaction was found to be 29.41% regarding different aspects of their training.
Conclusion: Post graduate trainees feel that there are short comings in the facilities like information technology (IT), library, multidisciplinary meetings (MDM), grand rounds and regularity of assessments.

 

Keywords : Academic, Interdisciplinary, Pakistan, Perception, Training.



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