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A survey for the evaluation of the training period of cardiology specialists in Turkey

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Author(s): Bekir Serhat Yıldız | Mustafa Beyazıt Alkan | Hasan Güngör | İlker Gül | Murat Bilgin | Mustafa Akın | Sanem Nalbantgil | Mehdi Zoghi

Journal: Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi
ISSN 1302-8723

Volume: 11;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 661;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Cardiology | training | survey

ABSTRACT
Objective: To evaluate postgraduate training period, social life and problems of cardiology residents in Turkey by using a questionnaire form and to compare with the core curriculum of European Society of Cardiology for general cardiology. Methods: Overall, 529 residents of cardiology ages in range of 24-35 years (mean age: 26.5±2.0 years, 81.4% male) participated as volunteers in this cross-sectional survey study. An 86-item questionnaire form was used to evaluate the education process, capacity of knowledge and skill and social effectiveness level of participants. The questionnaire were composed both closed- and open-ended questions. The questionnaire form was filled in with the face-to-face communication method. The data of survey were compared with the core curriculum of European Society of Cardiology for general cardiology training period. All values were expressed as mean±SD or percentage values. Chi-square or Fischer exact test was used to compare categorical variables. A p value was found significant at
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