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Perceptions of Medical Teachers Regarding Certification and Master’s in Health Profession Education

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Mudassir G, Mansoor S, Habib M. Perceptions of Medical Teachers Regarding Certification and Master’s in Health Profession Education. JRMC [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 24 [cited 2024 Jul. 17];27(2). Available from:



Objective: To find out the perceptions of medical teachers regarding certification and master’s in health profession education.

Methods: It’s a mixed method study design. It was done in the department of pathology, Shifa College of Medicine which is a constituent college of Shifa Tameer-e- Millat University, from May 2021 to September 2021. In this study data was collected by means of a survey questionnaire and a Focus group discussion. A total of 41 members participated in this study.

Results and Conclusions: The study concluded a high satisfaction of participants with Faculty development programs (FDP). It was suggested that the content of FDP in view of the different roles of medical teachers should include teaching and non-teaching aspects like research, management and leadership which should be equally stressed upon. Although long duration faculty development programs imparted greater depth of knowledge, skills and attitude in health professionals and medical teachers, but if a format of FDP was to be made mandatory for all the medical teaching faculty than a shorter course, highlighting the basics of medical education and having a duration of six-month can be enforced.

Key words: Roles of teacher, faculty development program, medical education


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