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Small Group Teaching in Family Medicine

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2016.0008-0012

Eine Erhebung zur Durchführbarkeit

A Survey of Practicability

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Jochen Gensichen, Nico Schneider, Sven Schulz

Keywords: Small group teaching Family Medicine Teaching Surgeries Medical Licensing Regulations

Background: Because of the appreciation of family medicine, the training capacity must be increased. Small group teaching represents a possible learning situation in higher education. This survey explores, which conditions (socio-demographic, structural, motivational) are important to conduct small group teaching in family medicine.

Methods: It`s a cross-sectional survey of 271 family practitioners involved in undergraduate training at the Jena University Hospital with a non-validated questionnaire. The small group teaching is described in terms of a defined scenario. The motivation is measured by the modified QCM (Questionnaire to assess current motivation in teaching and learning situations). The data analysis was descriptive, bivariate correlations were proved.

Results: The small-group teaching would perform 38 % (N = 43 of 113 responses) of the practitioners we surveyed. Socio-demographic characteristics (age, gender, working hours per week) as well as structural conditions (practice form, size of the practice team, number of practice rooms per student, number of patients per quarter) showed no significant correlation. A limiting factor was a lack of time. A possible support for small group teaching could be detailed content requirements.

Conclusions: Well-structured concepts could establish small group teaching as a possible form of education in family practice.


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