Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran.
MSc Student of Health Education and Promotion, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran.
MD, Head of Salman Farsi Hospital, Bushehr, Iran.
Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Background: Clinical education is the foundation of medical science education and one of the most important criteria of professional education, which plays an important role in consolidating students’ learned materials. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the views of general medical students on the provision of feedback in clinical education in the pediatric department.
Materials and Methods: The present cross-sectional study was performed in the Pediatric Department of Shohadaye- Khalije-Fars Educational Hospital of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences in 2019. Conesus sampling was used to select 58 general medical students spending their internship and apprenticeship in the Pediatric department. Data collection was carried out using baseline characteristics and the standard 21-item feedback questionnaire. Medical students were asked to indicate the importance of the feedback they received during their clinical education in the pediatric department on four-point Likert scale. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 16.0.
Results: 58 general medical students of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences participated in the present study. Twenty-eight (48.2%) of the general medical students were interns, 30 (51.8%) were apprentices, and 35 were female participants (n=60%). Most of the students believed that feedback was as expected (50.1 7%), clear (43.1%), fair (36.2%), and useful in correcting their attitude (44.8%), performance (46.6%), and behavior (39.7%). Majority of the participants received positive feedback (65.5%). Apart from propositions items 20, 10, 8, and 4, majority of medical students have selected "Often" as an option to answer the remaining statements.
More than half of the general medical students were satisfied with the feedback they received during their clinical education in Pediatric department.