Use of Case Problems When Training Family Physicians in Surgical Departments

Keywords: training method, physicians, surgery


At all the stages of a young specialist formation, the teaching staff of higher medical schools should work to improve the educational level of the future physician. For this purpose, various methods and forms of medical pedagogical practice are used. Together with the traditional approaches to training a doctor with the involvement of patients, they help educate future professionals. Case problems are one of such modern alternative methods being effective in practical classes of surgical disciplines. The use of case problems when teaching surgery of many pathological conditions to family physicians enables to expand the existing arsenal of teaching methods, contributes to the development of students’ clinical thinking, reorients them to an independent level of specialist training. Such method of conducting practical classes intensifies the educational process and organizes qualitative educational activity of students.


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Medical Education