Identifying the main training needs of postgraduate medical program managers

Herrera, CA; Niklitschek, I; Pizarro M.; Solís N.; Olivos T.; ROJAS, V; Etcheberry, L.; Rivera, H.; Muñoz E; Bitran, M; Padilla, O; Riquelme A.


Background: Training of postgraduate medical specialty program managers (PMSPM) is essential for the proper development of their programs. Aim: To identify the main training needs of PMSPM at a medical school. Material and Methods: A mixed-methodology approach was implemented including focus group/interviews and the administration of the Program Managers Training Needs Assessment Questionnaire (PROMANAQ) developed by an expert panel with 59 items (with two sections: relevance/performance-self-perception). Higher priority was assigned to items with high relevance and low performance. Results: Forty five PMSPM completed the PROMANAQ (81.8% response rate). Both sections of PROMANAQ were highly reliable (Cronbach alpha of 0.95/0.97 for relevance/performance-self-perception, respectively). The items with higher priority value were evaluation of clinical educators, evaluation of teaching programs and accreditation of programs. Ten PMSPM were included in the focus group (18.2% of the universe). The findings of the qualitative component were concordant with the areas explored in the questionnaire. Conclusions: The PROMANAQ is valid and reliable to identify the training needs of PMSPM. The views of PMSPM must be taken into account for faculty development planning.

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Título según WOS: Identifying the main training needs of postgraduate medical program managers
Título de la Revista: REVISTA MEDICA DE CHILE
Volumen: 141
Número: 9
Editorial: Sociedad Médica de Santiago
Fecha de publicación: 2013
Página de inicio: 1126
Página final: 1135
Idioma: Spanish
Notas: ISI