Confidence of academic general internists and family physicians to teach ambulatory procedures

Title

Confidence of academic general internists and family physicians to teach ambulatory procedures

Creator

Wickstrom G C; Kelley D K; Keyserling T C; Kolar M M; Dixon J G; Xie S X; Lewis C L; Bognar B A; DuPre C T; Coxe D R; Hayden J; Williams M V

Publisher

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Date

2000
2000-06

Description

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the readiness of academic general internal medicine physicians and academic family medicine physicians to perform and teach 13 common ambulatory procedures. DESIGN: Mailed survey. SETTING: Internal medicine and family medicine residency training programs associated with 35 medical schools in 9 eastern states. PARTICIPANTS: Convenience sample of full-time teaching faculty. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: A total of 331 general internists and 271 family physicians returned completed questionnaires, with response rates of 57% and 65%, respectively. Academic generalists ranked most of the ambulatory procedures as important for primary care physicians to perform; however, they infrequently performed or taught many of the procedures. Overall, compared with family physicians, general internists performed and taught fewer procedures, received less training, and were less confident in their ability to teach these procedures. Physicians' confidence to teach a procedure was strongly associated with training to perform the procedure and performing or precepting a procedure at least 10 times per year. CONCLUSIONS: Many academic general internists do not perform or precept common adult ambulatory procedures. To ensure that residents have the opportunity to learn routine ambulatory procedures, training programs may need to recruit qualified faculty, train current faculty, or arrange for academic specialists or community physicians to teach these skills.

Subject

academic generalists; ambulatory procedures; care; confidence teaching; General & Internal Medicine; graduate medical education; Health Care Sciences & Services; organizations; reform; residency; residency training; skills

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

353-360

Issue

6

Volume

15

Citation

Wickstrom G C; Kelley D K; Keyserling T C; Kolar M M; Dixon J G; Xie S X; Lewis C L; Bognar B A; DuPre C T; Coxe D R; Hayden J; Williams M V, “Confidence of academic general internists and family physicians to teach ambulatory procedures,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7580.

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