Objective To evaluate part-time senior registrar training in obstetrics and gynaecology from the perspective of the trainees.
Subjects Past and present senior registrar trainees on the PM (79) 3 scheme.
Results Thirty-two questionnaires were returned (86% response rate) from 20 current trainees (100% response) and 12 (71% response) past trainees.
Family commitments were the main reason for training part-time.
Of these, 84% were satisfied with their training and most (81%) thought the quality as good or better than full time training.
Personalised timetables were seen to be of particular benefit.
Negative attitudes towards part-time training and discrimination in favour of full time trainees were seen as some of the biggest difficulties associated with part-time training.
Other problems included administrative delays in organising part-time posts, time restriction, and the length of training.
Conclusions Part-time senior registrar training is effective in retaining trainees with domestic commitments within the speciality.
It is regarded as being of high quality but with attendant problems, particularly those related to the negative attitudes of others.
Recommendations for improvements have been made.
Mots-clés Pascal : Flexibilité, Activité professionnelle, Emploi temps partiel, Expérience professionnelle, Médecin, Evaluation, Obstétrique, Gynécologie, Homme, Pays de Galles, Personnel sanitaire, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Flexibility, Professional activity, Part time job, Professional experience, Physician, Evaluation, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Human, Wales, Health staff, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0394321
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.