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Res Dev Med Educ. 2012;1(1): 13-16.
doi: 10.5681/rdme.2012.004
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Quality of Morning Report Courses in the Department of Infectious Diseases: A Prospective Study of Academic Members

Parviz Saleh, Hamid Noshad*, Abolghasem Amini, Fariba Salek, Saeideh Ghafarifar

Abstract

Introduction: Morning report is one of the most important corner stones of medical train-ing and education in internal medicine training program. However, the pattern and exact template is not definitely described. Studying the quality of morning report courses helps to find out the weak and power points of the courses. The aim of this research is to study the quality of morning report courses prospectively with the assistance of the academic members, residents, and the students in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in 2010, Tabriz, Iran. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the comments of the academic members, residents, and the students in the Infec-tious diseases course who attended to the morning report course meetings were collected utilizing two separate questionnaires about the goals of the classes. Results: The mean spending time for morning report classes was 60±20 minutes. 68.2% of participants were satisfied because of the acceptable discipline of the meetings. 57.85% of sessions were run by off call attendants. 95.2% of the reports were according to charts in the absence of the patients. In 47.1% of courses, the class management was teacher-centered. The ethical and social issues in 95.1% of cases have been observed. The evaluation of classes was gener-ally good. Conclusion: Although in this study the evaluation of meetings were generally good, it seems that the goals and the planning of the meetings should be revised.
Keywords: Morning Reports, Infectious Diseases, Academic Members, Residents, Students
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Submitted: 08 Mar 2012
Revision: 23 Apr 2012
ePublished: 07 Jun 2012
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