Name of the activity: Know Your Specialty

Country/NMO: Jordan (IFMSA-Jo)

Program: Medical Education Systems

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education

 

General description:

For some students, they know exactly what type of doctor they want to become even before applying to med school. For others, their path becomes clear once they are in medical school and completing their clinical rotations. But for some people, the decision on which specialty to choose is not an easy one.
And that is the aim of SCOME of this project we want to give the students the chance and to expand their minds on the possibilities of all wide range specialties, where we will prepare 20 specialty in form of shadow doctor, specialty conference speakers will present their life to us.During this step we are willing to show a large number of medical students and expose them to a variety of specialty during a conference with speakers in form of presentations and small working/discussion groups , where we will be holding students from medical universities and for all years ,
Methodology:
– Establish contact with ministry of health and Jordan medical council and Private Docotors
– Present the importance and relevant benefits of this step to them
– Publicize about the conference among medical students
– Reserve the hall where the conference will be held
– Bring the needed materials and prepare info presented
– Implement the conference and follow up before and after.

 

Focus area:

Educate medical students on the organization of Medical Education system. Educate medical students on students rights and responsibilities within the system of medical education.

Problem statement:

For some students, they know exactly what type of doctor they want to become even before applying to med school. For others, their path becomes clear once they are in medical school and completing their clinical rotations. But for some people, the decision on which specialty to choose is not an easy one.Don’t choose a specialty for the wrong reasons: Becoming a certain type of doctor because you think it will make you rich or holds a certain amount or status may not be good reasons to choose a specialty.
Sound vocational theory says you’re more likely to be satisfied in your professional life if your career matches your personal and environmental characteristics such as interests, values, personality, and skills. In medicine, these aspects of yourself can be reflected in your preferred practice setting(s), patient type(s), medical condition(s), colleagues, and tasks and activities. Finding your fit entails first exploring who you are and what you want for your life, then identifying those career options that will support those goals and in which you can thrive.
And that is the aim of SCOME of this project we want to give the students the chance and to expand their minds on the possibilities of all wide range specialties, where we will prepare 20 specialty in form of specialty conference speakers will present their life to us.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Medical Students, Interns , Residents and on the long run to involve doctors and specialist

Objectives and indicators of success:

Give the necessary information and knowledge to medical students to help them set their focus on what specialty they want.
– Their choices to specialties before and after the event
– Their excitement to recommend this to others
– Input from the doctors/speakers
Increase of knowing the specialties we have and number of participants who were able to set their mind on list of specialty.
– Feedback forms before and after
– Their knowledge of one specialty did it change
– Number of specialties they are certain about after the event

Methodology:

During this step we are willing to show a large number of medical students and expose them to a variety of specialty during a conference with speakers in form of presentations and small working/discussion groups , where we will be holding students from medical universities and for all years ,
Methodology:
– Establish contact with ministry of health and Jordan medical council and Private Docotors
– Present the importance and relevant benefits of this step to them
– Publicize about the conference among medical students
– Reserve the hall where the conference will be held
– Bring the needed materials and prepare info presented
– Implement the conference and follow up before and after.

Plans for evaluation:

Pre assessment and after assessment
Feedback forms
Their input and information willing to learn about specialties
Support messages from attendance