Evaluation of Hospital Learning Environment for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency in Iran
Keywords:Medical education, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, Residency
Background: The quality of clinical educational environment is an essential factor in achieving satisfactory learning outcomes in all medical educational systems. To improve this, a comprehensive assessment of learning environment is required. The aim of this study was to evaluate the educational environment of teaching hospitals for physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residency in Iran.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the valid Persian version of Postgraduate Hospital Educational Environment Measure (PHEEM) questionnaire was distributed among residents of PM&R across the country (n = 96).
Results: 82 of 96 residents (85.41%) filled in the questionnaires. They were 35 (42.7%) men and 47 (52.3%) women in three residency years. The mean score and standard deviation (SD) for perceptions of role autonomy, teaching, and social support subscales were 49.67 ± 6.65, 50.93 ± 8.14, and 35.39 ± 4.90, respectively. Men ranked the questionnaire higher than women. Overall mean score and SD was 135.99 ± 17.38.
Conclusion: Our findings represent that educational environment of PM&R is outstanding in Iran, although there is still a room for improvement.
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