Integrating physical medicine and rehabilitation into the curriculum of Iranian medical students

Raissi, G.R. and Vahdatpour, B. and Ashraf, A. and Mansouri, K. (2006) Integrating physical medicine and rehabilitation into the curriculum of Iranian medical students. Disability and Rehabilitation, 28 (1). pp. 67-70.

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Purpose. To evaluate the attitude of interns toward Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and design a PM&R curriculum for medical students with continued medical education programmes and workshops based on the needs and interest of Iranian medical community. Method. Eighty questionnaires were distributed to the medical interns on the last day after attendance in the PM&R ward after participating in a one-month outpatient and inpatient course including 12 lectures. Results. Out of 80 participants, 34 (42.5) were female and 46 (57.5) were male. All the participants believed participating in a rehabilitation course was necessary; 52 (65) believed that participating in a separate course of PM&R was necessary, and 28 (35) believed that rehabilitation of each field of medicine should be presented in its course. A significant percentage (31.4) of the participants were interested in continuing their education in PM&R specialty. Conclusion. The enthusiasm of the medical students towards PM&R is a promising sign toward progress of PM&R in Iran which must be directed through a strong effort of physiatrists through setting up appropriate educational programmes for medical students and continued medical education programmes in the universities. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: article; attitude to change; continuing education; course content; curriculum; education program; female; hospital patient; human; human experiment; Iran; male; medical education; medical student; normal human; outpatient department; physical medicine; priority journal; questionnaire; rehabilitation medicine; student attitude; university, Curriculum; Female; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Internship and Residency; Iran; Male; Physical Medicine; Questionnaires; Students, Medical
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal System
Depositing User: Librarian Farzaneh Dini
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2020 07:08
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2020 07:08

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