Author: AlTurki Y Publication Year: 2013
Summary: Education in family medicine contributes greatly to the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The aim of this qualitative study was to assess medical students’ attitudes towards case presentations and student-led seminars in a family medicine rotation at a Saudi medical school.
Description: In many countries, education in family medicine/general practice contributes greatly to the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that ideally should be part of clinical practice. Medical education in general practice is an important step towards building self-directed learners. The aim of this qualitative study was to assess medical students’ attitudes towards case presentations and student-led seminars in a family medicine rotation at a Saudi medical school.

The study was conducted at college of medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and included 30 students in their fourth year of medical school. The students engaged in focus group discussion about their attitudes towards case presentations and student-led seminars, which they had participated in during their five-week family medicine rotation.

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