Objectives-To obtain from house officers who had rotated through general practice in their preregistration year their views about their experience ; and, separately, to compare the overall hours and type of work performed by hospital based and general practice based house officers.
Design-Postal questionnaire ; and self recording of working hours and duties during four consecutive weeks.
Setting-Inner London teaching hospital and nearby general practice.
Participants-28 preregistration house officers in general practice, 1981-91 ; and 12 preregistration house officers, four each in medicine, surgery, and general practice.
26 out of 28 questionnaires were returned (response rate 93%). Twelve respondents were following or thinking of following a career in general practice.
Twenty five respondents were satisfied with the clinical and educational aspects of the general practice rotation and would recommend the rotation, and 25 thought four months was about the right length of time in general practice.
With regard to hours and type of work performed, hospital based house officers worked on average 55.5 hours a week (excluding on call), with an average of 12.5 hours (22.5%) spent in clinical activities ; general practice based house officers worked about 41 hours a week, of which 24 hours (58%) were in clinical activities.
House officers in hospital received less than one hour's specific teaching a week ; those in general practice received nearly three hours'a week.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rotation, Médecine, Médecin, Etudiant, Homme, Enseignement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rotation, Medicine, Physician, Student, Human, Teaching
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0176023
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.