Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323808
Title:
Postgraduate training in Ireland: expectations and experience.
Authors:
Bennett, D; Dornan, T; Bergin, C; Horgan, M
Affiliation:
School of Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, d.bennett@ucc.ie.
Citation:
Postgraduate training in Ireland: expectations and experience. 2014: Ir J Med Sci
Publisher:
Irish journal of medical science
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
5-Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323808
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-013-1060-5
PubMed ID:
24390312
Abstract:
Postgraduate medical training in Ireland has been compared unfavourably with training abroad and blamed for an "exodus" of graduates of Irish medical schools. Exploration of features of a good training environment and development of tools to measure it have been the focus of much published research. There have been no Irish studies examining training environment using such validated tools.; The aim of this study was to use a validated tool, to examine the expectations and experience of training, amongst those training under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).; The Dutch Residency Education Climate Test (D-RECT) is a 50 item tool to measure postgraduate learning environments. D-RECT was sent to all new entrants to RCPI training programmes in July 2012 (n = 527) and completed in regard to expectations of training (response rate 80.6 %). In March 2013, D-RECT was sent to all RCPI trainees (n = 1,246) to complete in relation to the post held on 1 March (response rate 32.6 %). Data were analysed in SPSS version 18.; Experience fell short of expectations for basic specialist training, however, scores for experience rose with greater seniority to match expectations. Positive aspects were teamwork, consultant willingness to discuss patients and respectful treatment of trainees. Areas of weakness were provision of feedback and time to learn new skills.; Measurement of learning environment at a national level using a quantitative tool provides useful information for quality assurance and improvement of training.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: Postgraduate medical training in Ireland has been compared unfavourably with training abroad and blamed for an "exodus" of graduates of Irish medical schools. Exploration of features of a good training environment and development of tools to measure it have been the focus of much published research. There have been no Irish studies examining training environment using such validated tools. AIM: The aim of this study was to use a validated tool, to examine the expectations and experience of training, amongst those training under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI). METHOD: The Dutch Residency Education Climate Test (D-RECT) is a 50 item tool to measure postgraduate learning environments. D-RECT was sent to all new entrants to RCPI training programmes in July 2012 (n = 527) and completed in regard to expectations of training (response rate 80.6 %). In March 2013, D-RECT was sent to all RCPI trainees (n = 1,246) to complete in relation to the post held on 1 March (response rate 32.6 %). Data were analysed in SPSS version 18. RESULTS: Experience fell short of expectations for basic specialist training, however, scores for experience rose with greater seniority to match expectations. Positive aspects were teamwork, consultant willingness to discuss patients and respectful treatment of trainees. Areas of weakness were provision of feedback and time to learn new skills. CONCLUSION: Measurement of learning environment at a national level using a quantitative tool provides useful information for quality assurance and improvement of training.
ISSN:
1863-4362

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorDornan, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorBergin, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHorgan, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-25T10:19:04Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-25T10:19:04Z-
dc.date.issued2014-01-05-
dc.identifier.citationPostgraduate training in Ireland: expectations and experience. 2014: Ir J Med Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid24390312-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-013-1060-5-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323808-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: Postgraduate medical training in Ireland has been compared unfavourably with training abroad and blamed for an "exodus" of graduates of Irish medical schools. Exploration of features of a good training environment and development of tools to measure it have been the focus of much published research. There have been no Irish studies examining training environment using such validated tools. AIM: The aim of this study was to use a validated tool, to examine the expectations and experience of training, amongst those training under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI). METHOD: The Dutch Residency Education Climate Test (D-RECT) is a 50 item tool to measure postgraduate learning environments. D-RECT was sent to all new entrants to RCPI training programmes in July 2012 (n = 527) and completed in regard to expectations of training (response rate 80.6 %). In March 2013, D-RECT was sent to all RCPI trainees (n = 1,246) to complete in relation to the post held on 1 March (response rate 32.6 %). Data were analysed in SPSS version 18. RESULTS: Experience fell short of expectations for basic specialist training, however, scores for experience rose with greater seniority to match expectations. Positive aspects were teamwork, consultant willingness to discuss patients and respectful treatment of trainees. Areas of weakness were provision of feedback and time to learn new skills. CONCLUSION: Measurement of learning environment at a national level using a quantitative tool provides useful information for quality assurance and improvement of training.en_GB
dc.description.abstractPostgraduate medical training in Ireland has been compared unfavourably with training abroad and blamed for an "exodus" of graduates of Irish medical schools. Exploration of features of a good training environment and development of tools to measure it have been the focus of much published research. There have been no Irish studies examining training environment using such validated tools.-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to use a validated tool, to examine the expectations and experience of training, amongst those training under the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).-
dc.description.abstractThe Dutch Residency Education Climate Test (D-RECT) is a 50 item tool to measure postgraduate learning environments. D-RECT was sent to all new entrants to RCPI training programmes in July 2012 (n = 527) and completed in regard to expectations of training (response rate 80.6 %). In March 2013, D-RECT was sent to all RCPI trainees (n = 1,246) to complete in relation to the post held on 1 March (response rate 32.6 %). Data were analysed in SPSS version 18.-
dc.description.abstractExperience fell short of expectations for basic specialist training, however, scores for experience rose with greater seniority to match expectations. Positive aspects were teamwork, consultant willingness to discuss patients and respectful treatment of trainees. Areas of weakness were provision of feedback and time to learn new skills.-
dc.description.abstractMeasurement of learning environment at a national level using a quantitative tool provides useful information for quality assurance and improvement of training.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.titlePostgraduate training in Ireland: expectations and experience.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, d.bennett@ucc.ie.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB

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