The role of general practice in postgraduate basic training

Niels Kristian Kjaer, Troels Kodal, Dorte Qvesel

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BACKGROUND: In recent years, there has been growing interest in the role of primary care in postgraduate training. Relatively little has been published about benefits of early and sustained postgraduate basic training in general practice, especially for doctors with other ambitions than family medicine. AIM: To explore young Danish doctors' views on basic medical training including views on the participation of general practice. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of all Danish doctors, who took part in the postgraduate basic training programmes in 2009. The survey consisted of rating scale and qualitative questions. We used a phenomenological approach. RESULTS: Almost all of the young Danish doctors responding felt that training in general practice is a necessary part of a postgraduate basic training programme. Early training in primary care not only gives doctors a broad understanding of the health care system but also strengthens the ability to collaborate with general practitioners upon entering another specialty. It also develops important medical and communicative competences. The training in general practice is considered beneficial for the development of professional identity. The educational environment in general practice is rated highly. CONCLUSION: The inclusion of family medicine in postgraduate basic training should be considered for all doctors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedical Teacher
Volume32
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)e448-52
ISSN0142-159X
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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Kjaer, Niels Kristian ; Kodal, Troels ; Qvesel, Dorte. / The role of general practice in postgraduate basic training. In: Medical Teacher. 2010 ; Vol. 32, No. 10. pp. e448-52.
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The role of general practice in postgraduate basic training. / Kjaer, Niels Kristian; Kodal, Troels; Qvesel, Dorte.

In: Medical Teacher, Vol. 32, No. 10, 01.01.2010, p. e448-52.

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