عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Objective: Morning report has been considered as an important educational tool
and activity. In internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology departments of Urmia
university of medical sciences morning report is conducted 5 to 6 times a week with the participation of
students, interns and residents. However, nothing is known about its effectiveness. The aim of this study
was to assess the degree of the learners’ satisfaction from the process of morning report.
Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study which was conducted above-mentioned clinical
departments. A 10-item questionnaire connected with different aspects of morning report process and one
open question related with the views of the learners about the pitfalls and methods of improving morning
report process was used. The students, interns and residents of each department after giving a written
consent entered the study. The data of the questionnaire was divided into two groups of satisfaction
and dissatisfaction. The answers to the open question were coded and grouped under the themes of the
climate, implementation, format and content of morning report.
Results: In departments of internal medicine, surgery and pediatrics respectively, 18%, 16% and 48%
of students were satisfied with the process of morning report. In These departments and obstetrics and
gynecology departments respectively, 63%, 2%, 38% and 15% of the interns, and 51%, 78%, 77% and 39%
of the residents were satisfied with the process of morning report. The summary of the coded data from the
open question is provided in table3.
Conclusion: The results of the study showed that the learners were highly dissatisfied with the process
of the morning report in the clinical departments involved in this study. In addition, the findings showed that
there is a wide gap between the needs and expectations of the participants and what actually happens
during the morning report sessions.