Journal article

Evaluation of sexual health medicine teaching at medical schools in Australia and New Zealand

Sheena R Kakar, Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Darren B Russell, Richard J Hillman

Sexual Health | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In the absence of guidelines for sexual health medicine (SHM) curriculum for medical schools in Australia and New Zealand, little is known about the current curriculum. We therefore, sought to quantitatively and qualitatively measure the existing SHM teaching at medical schools in the region. METHODS: SHM specialists and Deans (or their nominated delegates) were requested to complete a questionnaire with respect to the SHM teaching in their associated medical schools. RESULTS: Forty-two specialists completed the questionnaire. Wide variations were found in the time spent on various topics in SHM. 'Training to teach' was found to be a major unmet need of SHM specialists. Four (16...

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