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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 409-412

Which is the best method to learn ophthalmology? Resident doctors' perspective of ophthalmology training

H.V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune, India

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Parikshit Gogate
Department of Community Eye Care, H.V. Desai Eye Hospital, S. No. 93, Tarawade Vasti, Mohammadwadi, Hadapsar, Pune - 411 028
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.42419

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The study aimed to gauge ophthalmology resident doctors' perception of their teaching programs and various methods used in it and to formulate a well structured program for teaching ophthalmology. Closed ended and open-ended questionnaires were used for survey of ophthalmology residents in West Maharashtra, India. Sixty-seven out of 69 residents of seven residency programs completed the questionnaire. On a scale of 0 (most unsatisfactory) to 4 (best), lectures with power point presentation had a median score of 4, didactic lectures 2, seminar 3, case presentation 4, wet lab 3 and journal club 3. There was a discrepancy in the actual number of surgeries performed by the resident doctors and their perception of the number needed to master those surgeries. Phacoemulsification and non-cataract surgery training was neglected in most programs. The residents wanted to be evaluated regularly and taught basic ophthalmic examination, use of equipments and procedures in greater depth.

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