Journal of Family and Community Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2000  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 47--54

Continuing medical education on infectious diseases: A Saudi university hospital experience


Abdulrahman M Al-Qurashi 
 Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdulrahman M Al-Qurashi
Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, P.O. Box 2114, Dammam 31451
Saudi Arabia

Background: Continuing medical education (CME) is an important and useful activity for updating knowledge in order to improve for outcome of health care. A CME update symposium on Infectious Diseases was therefore organized at the King Fahd Hospital of the University (KFHU), Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Participants included clinicians, laboratory personnel and nursing staff from different hospitals and universities in Saudi Arabia. Objectives: To report the proceedings of the first CME on Infectious Diseases in the region and to evaluate it using a questionnaire-based feedback. Methodology: This CME was evaluated on specific feedback obtained on standardized evaluation forms provided during the symposium. The responses of 194 participants were statistically analyzed for the various components of the symposium. Results and Conclusion: Salient important issues covered during the program are presented. The CME included five sessions on: hospital acquired infections, immunology, mycotic diseases, malaria, lesihmaniasis and virology. Some lacunae were also identified. The evaluation of the scientific sessions showed a satisfaction level of 3.98 ± 0.59, on a scale of five. As this CME activity proved successful on many counts, it was concluded that it was worthwhile to conduct updates on infectious diseases on a regular basis.


How to cite this article:
Al-Qurashi AM. Continuing medical education on infectious diseases: A Saudi university hospital experience.J Fam Community Med 2000;7:47-54


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Al-Qurashi AM. Continuing medical education on infectious diseases: A Saudi university hospital experience. J Fam Community Med [serial online] 2000 [cited 2020 Feb 29 ];7:47-54
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