Determining and prioritizing competencies in the undergraduate internal medicine curriculum in Saudi Arabia
AbstractTo determine knowledge and skills competencies in internal medicine for the undergraduate curriculum in Saudi Arabia, competencies were identified based on group work utilizing common textbooks. The Delphi Technique was used as a consensus method to determine and prioritize competencies in internal medicine. A group of 20 clinicians rated the identified competencies from 0-3 [0: no need to know, 1: interesting to know, 2: should know and 3: must know]. After formulating the results, a second Delphi round was conducted with 5 experts in internal medicine. A total of 1513 knowledge competencies and 189 skills competencies were determined and prioritized. The competencies corresponded to the 12 systems in internal medicine. All competencies rated 2.2-3.0 were produced separately and considered core competencies for the undergraduate internal medicine curriculum. Determining and prioritizing competencies should influence the curriculum reform process
Almoollim, H. (2011). Determining and prioritizing competencies in the undergraduate internal medicine curriculum in Saudi Arabia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118280
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (8), 656-662, 2011
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