Challenges, Educational Opportunities and Barriers Faced by E.R. Board Residents During Previous Hajj Rotations

  •  Ahmed Ali Shammah    


Objectives: The prominence of using preventive health measures allowed medical residents to enhance the awareness about barriers and challenges during Hajj pilgrimage. Hajj pilgrimage usually comprises of assorted risk factors and infections that reveal the paucity of intervention programs. The study aims to examine the challenges, educational opportunities, and barriers experienced by emergency residents during Hajj rotations.

Design Setting: The study has employed cross-sectional and quantitative approach to examine the challenges and educational awareness among emergency residents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in the year 2015. Subjects: Participants were asked about the best recommended factors. Main Outcome Measure: Statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) was used to analyse the data. Frequencies were selected to analyse the obtained responses

Results: Findings have asserted mixed responses toward the challenges and educational awareness among medical residents. 80% of the respondents possessed highest level of training to meet the educational goals. Moreover, majority of the residents have also stated that they were keen to start Hajj rotation. Negative responses were indicated for objectives and clinical duties by 76% residents. Responses about patients’ volume and varieties were shown positively by 83% residents.

Conclusion: Saudi government should focus on these challenges and barriers to enhance the assurance level of educational programs among emergency residents.

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