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2008, Volume 24, Number 1, Page(s) 027-032     
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Resident training in pathology: Results of questionnaires
İpek Işık GÖNÜL*, Gülçin ALTINOK, Murat ALPER, Ata Türker ARIKÖK, Banu BİLEZİKÇİ, Özge HAN, Çiğdem IRKKAN, Aydan KILIÇARSLAN, Ayhan ÖZCAN, Elif ÖZER, Berna SAVAŞ, Sibel ORHUN YAVUZ
Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
Keywords: University, state hospital, resident job description

The aim of this study is to discuss the training of pathology residents from the points of wave of themselves and their tutors and reveal the problems.

For this purpose, representatives of 4 Universities, 5 State hospitals and Gülhane Military Medical Academy have prepared 2 types of questionnaires in order to the serving capacities of their institutions and the opinions of the tutors working in that departments on training of pathology residents.

According to the results, the number of biopsy and cytological materials together with number of faculty is sufficient for all institutions. Both histochemistry and immunohistochemistry have been applied in all institutions. However, only one state hospital has been performing immunoflourescence technique. It is noticeable to see 2 state hospitals do not have any documents on written job description, which summarizes the authority and responsibility of the pathology residents. Another significant conclusion is that the answers of the tutors for the assistant's job description and their responsibility in the training process are very heterogeneous. Time spent for gross examination by tutors was found to be insufficient by 58% of themselves. Although “written feedbacks for residents and tutors” is only being applied in 2 Universities, the majority of the tutors who have participated in the questionnaire have agreed upon the necessity of them for all institutions (95.4% and 93.8%, respectively).


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