Paper Information

Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   SUMMER 2006 , Volume 10 , Number 2; Page(s) 173 To 177.
 
Paper: 

VIEWPOINTS OF BANDAR ABBAS GENERAL PRACTITIONERS ON CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) PROGRAMS

 
Author(s):  SAFA ISINI A.H.*, KHEYR ANDISH MASOUMEH, ZARE SH., ASGHARI N., SAFA H.
 
* EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER, HORMOZGAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, BANDAR ABBAS, IRAN
 
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 was 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.

 
Keyword(s): CONTINUING MEDIACL EDUCATION, GENERAL PRACTIONERS, BANDAR ABBAS
 
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