Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 7

Flipped Class Challenges and Experience of Junior Trainers in the Family Medicine Residency Program

Ayman Afify, Ghada AlArfaj, Tarek Elsaid, Lara Alnamlah, Lina Alolewe and Mostafa Kofi*

Family and Community Medicine Department, PSMMC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Mostafa Kofi, Family and Community Medicine Department, PSMMC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Received: June 06, 2023; Published: June 13, 2023


Introduction: Flipped class learning is an innovative method for Health professional education, that yields active learning, interactive group learning, and more retained knowledge by trainees. Flipped Classroom (FC) has been approved by our training department in to be applied widely within the Saudi Family Medicine Residency Program (SFMR), especially for junior residents. Junior trainers are encouraged to take their part of responsibility in applying this new technique and gaining benefit from expert staff under their observation.

Methods: From this study, we are looking at the perception of junior trainers in the Family Medicine training Program at PSMMC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia towards the benefits and drawbacks of using FC in FM training. A mixed methods study in which opinions of junior trainers were compiled by three senior trainers in the FM training program. So, A Qualitative study design using a mixed method of data collection tools: Narrative survey and direct observation.

Results: A non-random comprehensive sample of 8 junior staff involved in Family medicine training and 2 senior trainers were included. All participants affirmed the positive attitude towards FC in FM training, basically, it encourages the engagement of residents, improves attention, it provides trainees with a sense of ownership of the Class activity.

Conclusion: Wide use of FC is recommended, and introduction of the concept of the FC early in the training program. Flipped class learning is an innovative method for Health professional education, that yields active learning, interactive group learning, and more retained knowledge by trainees, yet it’s not short of challenges such as the need for huge time and efforts resources by instructors, needs to think as students and needs for strong organizational skills and the fact that there is always a need to ensure students have prepared prior to class.

 Keywords: Flipped Class; Family Medicine Training


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Citation: Mostafa Kofi., et al. “Flipped Class Challenges and Experience of Junior Trainers in the Family Medicine Residency Program”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.7 (2023): 51-58.


Copyright: © 2023 Mostafa Kofi., 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.


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