Postgraduate education : Does it improve the knowledge base of practitioners with time ?
We evaluate the effect of the provision of postgraduate educational material on improving practitioner knowledge base during a 3-year period.
Materials and Methods
A total of 210 urologists were provided 67 monographs in a 2-year period.
They were given a pretest before and posttest 1 year after receipt of all monographs.
There was significant improvement in posttest scores for the group as a whole.
Improvement correlated with years post-training and number of monographs read.
Multivariate analysis revealed the number of monographs read was the only independent predictor of outcome.
Although the improvement in test scores was significant and did correlate with the postgraduate educational material read, it was modest.
This finding raises significant concerns about the usefulness of this format for graduate medical education.
Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Spécialité médicale, Médecin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Evaluation, Moyen terme, Formation permanente, Echelle évaluation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Medical specialty, Physician, United States, North America, America, Evaluation, Medium term, Continuing education, Evaluation scale
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0394976
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 25/01/1999.