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Article: Why do primary care doctors undertake postgraduate diploma studies in a mixed private/public Asian setting?

TitleWhy do primary care doctors undertake postgraduate diploma studies in a mixed private/public Asian setting?
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Issue Date2006
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.postgradmedj.com
Citation
Postgraduate Medical Journal, 2006, v. 82 n. 968, p. 400-403 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: The aim of this study was to examine the reasons why primary care doctors undertake postgraduate diploma studies in a mixed private/public Asian setting. Methods: Twenty four past or current postgraduate diploma students of the family medicine unit (FMU) of the University of Hong Kong participated in three focus group interviews. A structured questionnaire was constructed based on the qualitative data collected and was sent to 328 former applicants of postgraduate diploma studies at FMU. Results: "Upgrading medical knowledge and skills" and "improving quality of practice" were two of the factors that most of the respondents considered to be significant in motivating them to undertake postgraduate diploma studies. "Time constraint" and "workload in practice" were however the most significant demotivating factors. Financial issues were more seriously considered by the junior than the senior doctors. To be able to "expand patient base and/or number" was considered to be a significant factor by the private doctors who were also keen to "improve communication and relationship with patients". Conclusion: These findings suggest that there are mixed reasons for primary care doctors to undertake postgraduate diploma studies. Course organisers should take into consideration these various reasons in planning their programmes.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45014
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.531
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dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, KFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTse, EYYen_HK
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dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:15:38Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPostgraduate Medical Journal, 2006, v. 82 n. 968, p. 400-403en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjective: The aim of this study was to examine the reasons why primary care doctors undertake postgraduate diploma studies in a mixed private/public Asian setting. Methods: Twenty four past or current postgraduate diploma students of the family medicine unit (FMU) of the University of Hong Kong participated in three focus group interviews. A structured questionnaire was constructed based on the qualitative data collected and was sent to 328 former applicants of postgraduate diploma studies at FMU. Results: "Upgrading medical knowledge and skills" and "improving quality of practice" were two of the factors that most of the respondents considered to be significant in motivating them to undertake postgraduate diploma studies. "Time constraint" and "workload in practice" were however the most significant demotivating factors. Financial issues were more seriously considered by the junior than the senior doctors. To be able to "expand patient base and/or number" was considered to be a significant factor by the private doctors who were also keen to "improve communication and relationship with patients". Conclusion: These findings suggest that there are mixed reasons for primary care doctors to undertake postgraduate diploma studies. Course organisers should take into consideration these various reasons in planning their programmes.en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsPostgraduate Medical Journal. Copyright © BMJ Publishing Group.en_HK
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Graduateen_HK
dc.subject.meshPhysicians, Family - education - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshProfessional Practice - standardsen_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnelen_HK
dc.subject.meshDecision Makingen_HK
dc.titleWhy do primary care doctors undertake postgraduate diploma studies in a mixed private/public Asian setting?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLam, TP: tplam@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, KF: hrntlkf@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1136/pgmj.2005.042077en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume82en_HK
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