Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal

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Barriers to Faculty Development Program for Medical Education: Experience from Saudi Arabia

Authors
Hussein Algahtani1, *, ORCID, Bader Shirah2, Ahmed Aldarmahi3, Lana Alshawwa4, Ara Tekian5, John Norcini6
1King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3Department of Basic Sciences, College of Sciences and Health Professions, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4Department of Medical Education, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
6Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, Philadelphia, PA, USA
*Corresponding author. Email: halgahtani@hotmail.com
Corresponding Author
Hussein Algahtani
Received 13 April 2020, Accepted 11 May 2020, Available Online 22 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/dsahmj.k.200515.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Barriers, faculty development program, medical education, Saudi Arabia
Abstract

Background: Many factors may impede faculty development programs. These barriers can be categorized according to the source of their possible origin: faculty level and institutional level. It is of paramount importance to know these barriers to determine the appropriate ways to solve them so as to make implementing faculty development programs possible. This study aims to identify the barriers to faculty development program in medical education in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted in the Western region of Saudi Arabia. The participants, who hailed from multiple universities, were asked to fill out a predesigned self-administered questionnaire. The survey questionnaire, which was generated from the literature, consists of 54 items.

Results: The most important institution-related barrier for a faculty development program was the inadequacy of managerial and organizational support. The most important personal barrier for faculty development program was resistance to change. The most important curriculum-related barrier for a faculty development program was lack of follow-up activities. The most important student and research-related barrier for faculty development program was underprepared students.

Conclusion: Our study demonstrated that faculty development in Saudi Arabia is in its infancy with several barriers impeding its implementation and success. This study validated these predetermined barriers in the Saudi context. There is a need to overcome all barriers on both faculty and institutional levels in order to establish an outstanding faculty development program. Institutions have to realize the importance of a faculty development program as two-thirds of the barriers were related to institutions.

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Journal
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal
Publication Date
2020/05
ISSN (Online)
2590-3349
ISSN (Print)
2666-819X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/dsahmj.k.200515.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group. Publishing services by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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