Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia
Print version ISSN 1699-695X
LUCAS PEREZ-ROMERO, Francisco Javier; CHACON CASO, Patricia; CASADO VICENTE, Verónica and PABLO CEREZUELA, Francisco. Family and Community Medicine Residents evaluate their training program. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2012, vol.5, n.1, pp.17-24. ISSN 1699-695X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1699-695X2012000100004.
Objectives: To elicit the opinion of the first two graduating classes of Family and Community Medicine residents (FCM) about the Third Official Program of the specialty and to discover its strengths and weaknesses. Design: Observational, descriptive cross-sectional study. Setting: All FCM teaching departments in Spain. Participants: Graduates who finished residency training in FCM in May 2008 and 2009. Main measures: Sociodemographic variables, degree of satisfaction with training and with teachers, perception of patient load, publications, distribution of rotations and use of residency book. Results: 450 questionnaires were received (201 in 2008 and 249 in 2009). Average age of participants was 31.46±4.82 (2008) and 32±4.93 (2009). In 2008, 68.7% of respondents were women, and in 2009, 76%. Degree of satisfaction with residency was: 7.45±1.34 (2008) and 7.29±1.29 (2009). Evaluation of instructor, 8.07±1.79 (2008) and 7.90 ±2.11 (2009), with a score of 8.22±1.82 in teaching capability and 8.67±1.27 in clinical competence. Average number of practices visited was 39.13±9.38 (2008) and 38.14±10.28 (2009). Training period in PC (Primary Care) was approximately 20 months (rural rotation 70% and 64% in 2008 and 2009, respectively). 82% published research in 2009 compared to 55.7% in 2008. Approximately 60% of residents had been actively involved in Family and Community Care. Evaluation of residency book was 5.26±2.16 (2008) and 4.53±2.40 (2009). Conclusions: Degree of satisfaction with residency training was considerable. The most valued aspect of the program was the instructor. Rotation time in PC meets program requirements. Areas needing improvement: use of residency book, patient load, rural rotation, family and community care, and research.
Keywords : Family Practice; Specialization.