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Faculty development - needs, priorities and preferences in health professions education - questionnaire-based descriptive study

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S. J. Philipraj ,

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, IN
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Department of urology
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R. V. Rudravaram

Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, IN
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Department of Statistics
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Abstract

Introduction: Instructors in the health professions today must acquire knowledge and competencies. The domains necessary are teaching, assessment, curriculum support, organizational leadership, and mentoring. Most Health professions Educational Institutions support faculty development programs as a way of providing opportunities for professional and personal growth in knowledge, skills, motivation, attitude, and innovation.

 

Method: This is a Questionnaire based study. Two sets of questions were prepared. Questions were validated and assessed for reliability.

 

Total Number - 640, Administrators - 120, Faculty- 520

 

Result: Number of responses recorded - 423/640 (66.09%), Faculty - 349/520 (67.11%), Administrators -74/120 (61.66%).

 

Faculty; It is clear that only roles of teacher and presumed benefits of FDP's were observed to be significant. Significance is noticed in items roles of teacher and Newer contents of FDP. The respondents who had attended MCI have opinionated that it is the role of the teacher to fulfil the FDP and there are some newer content areas that should be covered in FDP.

 

Administrators; only significance is noticed with respect to the respondents who had attended NCI/DCI and they felt that it is better to organize FDP's. Clinical faculty felt that specialized FDP's are to be organized.

 

Conclusion: The need for faculty development is universal and it is clear by the responses given by the faculty.
How to Cite: Philipraj, S.J. and Rudravaram, R.V., 2020. Faculty development - needs, priorities and preferences in health professions education - questionnaire-based descriptive study. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 13(2), pp.44–55. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v13i2.210
Published on 30 Jan 2020.
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