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Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA)

10.11. bis 12.11.2006, Köln

Teach the teacher – evaluation of an innovative faculty: developing course at the University of the Saarland Medical School

Poster

  • corresponding author Juliane Hentschel - Saarländische Universität, Kinderklinik, Homburg/Saar, Deutschland
  • author Andrea Pieter - Saalrändische Universität, Department of Personal Development and Education, Saarbruecken, Deutschland
  • author Gernot Feifel - Saarländische Universität, Department of Surgery, Homburg/Saar, Deutschland
  • author Robin Stark - Saarländische Universität, Department of Personal Development and Education, Saarbruecken, Deutschland
  • author Norbert Graf - Saarländische Universität, Kinderklinik, Homburg/Saar, Deutschland

Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung - GMA. Köln, 10.-12.11.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2006. Doc06gma119

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Veröffentlicht: 23. Oktober 2006

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Gliederung

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The German curriculum “Neue Approbationsordnung” requires more faculty for small group teaching and examinations. A training deficit in medical education had been perceived by our Dean of Education (N.G.). Individuals with a prior medical education background and external faculty were recruited to develop an introductory course into topics such as problem-oriented learning, psychology, and microteaching.

The first course was externally evaluated by the Department of Personal Development and Education at the Saarland University (A.P., R.S.). After each of 3 course days, itemized questionnaires as well as open questions were given to both groups, 11 educators and 21 trainees. The results were evaluated according to methods by Staufenbiel, Basler et al [1], [2]. Differences between groups were t-tested.

The mean age of the educators was 47 ± 9 years with a mean teaching experience of 18 ± 7 years, that of the educator-trainees 40 ± 8 years with a mean teaching experience of 10 ± 8 years. Among many other items, the ´improvement in teaching competence´ was rated above 3.5 in a 5-step Likert skale by the trainees. Overall satisfaction with the course was graded 1.5 in a scale from 1 – 6. There were no significant differences between educators and –trainees.

External evaluation demonstrated a high degree of satisfaction with the course content and teachers. A valid certificate can therefore be given to current and future participants. Satisfaction may be due to a unique sustainable course feature: own projects of the participants carried into the medical school environment, with follow-up during subsequent courses.


References

1.
Basler HD, Bolm G, Dickescheid T, Herda C. Marburger Fragebogen zur Akzeptanz der Lehre. Diagnostica. 1995;41:62-79.
2.
Staufenbiel T. Fragebogen zur Evaluation von universitären Lehrveranstaltungen durch Studierende und Lehrende. Diagnostica. 2000;46:161-81.