Role of Educative Family Health Centers in Family Medicine Residency Programme of Turkey

Şahin H. H. , Cöbek Ünalan G. P. , Çifçili S. S.

EGPRN 88th MEETING, Tampere, Finlandiya, 9 - 12 Mayıs 2019, ss.45

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Özet Bildiri
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Tampere
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Finlandiya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.45


Background: It is realistic to acquire proficiency in the field during the course of Family Medicine training, which is a primary care and community-oriented clinical specialty. The establishment of the Educative Family Health Centers (EFHC) is a step towards achieving this. In this study, it was aimed to reveal the expectations, thoughts, experiences and suggestions of the residents, specialists and trainers related to the E-FHCs that have been established so far. Research questions: What is the role of E_FHC in Family Medicine Residency Programme? Method: This is a mixed methodology study that used qualitative and quantitative designs together. The whole population was reached in 9 institutions which has E-FHCs in Turkey. A quantitative questionnaire consisting of 50 questions was applied to residents who served at E-FHC for at least 3 months. The qualitative part of our research was carried out by taking 30 minutes of in-depth interviews with 16 trainers who worked at EFHC for at least 3 months; transcripts were extracted, codes were determined for theme analysis. Analysis was performed and p <0.05 was considered statistically significant Results: The response rate was 89%. 88.8% of participants were satisfied with working at E-FHC; 96.2% agree that EFHCs are important. The average scores of the physicians working in the units where population was 2000 patients and more, were significantly higher than those with less population (p<0.01, p=0.01, respectively). The codes obtained as a result of interviews with trainers were collected in topics like importance of E-FHCs in residency programme, field and non-field education, experiences during the establishment and operation of E-FHCs, emotions of trainers in the process and discipline of Family Medicine. Conclusions: E-FHCs are in the beginning of the road and need to be developed. It is necessary to construct well equipped and staff supported E-FHC where trainers should be able to perform role model practices