Simulation Training in the Middle East: Experts’ Viewpoint on Current Status vs. Future Trends
- *Corresponding Author:
- MenatAlla A Fayed
Medical Student, Al-Faisal University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 11, 2016; Accepted date: September 28, 2016; Published date: October 04, 2016
Citation: Fayed MA, Ramadan WA, Al-Omran F, Alakhtar A (2016) Simulation Training in the Middle East: Experts’ Viewpoint on Current Status vs. Future Trends. J Clin Res Bioeth 7:1000287. doi: 10.4172/2155-9627.1000287
Copyright: © 2016 Fayed MA et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Introduction: In the middle-east, the number of health-care professionals is rising exponentially. This poses a real challenge to initial and continuing medical education (CME). Our aim is to seek the expert’s view in the field of simulation training to assess the current status and future trends of SBT in the medical field.
Methods: By conducting a standardized survey, the current SBT activities within the GCC were reviewed by experts. They were asked to forward this survey to individuals judged to be ‘experts’ in the field. It included a total of 10 questions including 7 MCQs and 3 open questions.
Results: Response rate was 21/28 (78%). The majority found the variety of courses too low/a little low 15/21(71%). 18/21 (85.7%) found the volume of courses too low/a little low. None believed the number of SBT instructors was adequate 0/21(0%). 15/21 (71%) believed SBT infrastructure was too low/a little low. Regarding SBT distribution, the central and western regions ranked 1st and 2nd in numbers of courses. Regarding private SBT providers, 19 respondents believed the private sector should enter this market. Two thirds of the participants commented about governmental promotion of SBT and 12/21 (57%) commented about SBT’s status and its future.
Conclusion: Simulation based education is still at its infancy with a huge potential for national and international growth. The number and variety of courses should increase to meet educational demands.