Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (JRMS)   Ocrober-November 2003 , Volume 8 , Number 4; Page(s) 132 To 132.
 
Paper: 

MEDICAL INTERN'S VIEWS REGARDING THEIR FUTURE

 
 
Author(s):  KADIVAR M.*, SHARIFI H., SABER H.R., TAKRIMI-KHAH M., MESHKANI Z.S.
 
* Department of Pediatrics, and 2-Department of Bistatics, School of MedicineTehran Universityof Medical Sciences
 
Abstract: 

The general physicians have an important role in health care servies in their community. The view of recently graduated young physicians is an useful tool to change the medical education curriculum.
A questionnaire was undertaken to assess the view of the medical interns in the last year of medical education about their professional career in the future. The other factors that might be. affectad their views also considered such as degree in medical comprehensive and medical basic examination, their personal interest in medicine, professional satisfaction, socioeconomic status, and continuing medical education.
In 212 completed questionnaires, 95 (45%) staited that their interest in medicine were high, but in only 635 (16%) their professional satisfaction were high. Their satisfaction about socioeconomic status as general physician in the community were low in 102 (48%) and 159 (75%) respectively. Only 32 (15%) of them declared would not abandon medicine if they found better situation in a domain other than medicine in the future! This study showed the medical interns were worried about their professional career in the future!
The view of recently medical graduate provide precious information about the curriculum. Their unsatisfaction from the socioeconomic status as a general physician, professional situation, and toward changing their job could affect the quality of health care services.

 
Keyword(s): MEDICAL EDUCATION, MEDICAL GRADUATE, MEDICAL STUDENT
 
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