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RMJ. 2011; 36(3): 230-232


Evaluation of undergraduate anesthesia curriculum

Muhammad Nasir Ayub Khan, Amjad Ali, Muhammad Zubair.

Abstract
Objective
To evaluate undergraduate anesthesia curriculum in Pakistan
Methods
A mail survey was performed and results are presented as descriptive statistics.
Results
Response rate was 87.5%. Only 54% medical colleges had organized anesthesia department. Curriculum content was mostly lectures. Acute pain, emergency medicine, resuscitation and critical care medicine were taught in 20, 46 and 61% of medical colleges. Methods of assessment were written in 11%, viva in 14%, multiple choice questions in 57% and Objective Structured Clinical Examination in 18% in different medical colleges.
Conclusions
There is great need to further organize anesthesia department of medical colleges. Curriculum contents need to be revised and can be done by answering Hardens ten questions. Evaluation of teaching part should be done in more systemic way. (Rawal Med J 2011;36:229-231).

Key words: Undergraduate anesthesia teaching, curriculum, resuscitation.


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