Perception of Teaching and Assessing Surgical Proficiency of Veterinary Surgery Postgraduate Programs in Turkey: Suggestions on Prospective Veterinary Surgery Specialist Training

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Authors

  • Mehmet Zeki Yilmaz Deveci Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • Deniz Seyrek-İntaş Near East University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • İbrahim Demirkan Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • Ufuk Kaya Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biostatistics
  • Özlem Şengöz Şirin Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • Muhammed Enes Altuğ Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery

Keywords:

Clinical science, graduate education, surgery, orthopedics, veterinary teaching hospital.

Abstract

Veterinary specialist needs in Turkey have been provided by postgraduate education for decades. However, the official decision of a separate veterinary specialty program has been approved, and arrangements are ongoing. This study aimed to investigate the perception of supervisors (SPV) and postgraduate students (PGS) of teaching and assessing methods of veterinary surgery postgraduate programs in Turkey as well as to make suggestions on prospective veterinary surgery specialist training. Demographic information, roles in surgical procedures, teaching and assessment methods, satisfaction, predicted outcomes, and future directions were examined. The responses were analyzed statistically by intergroup and in-group comparisons. The number and rate of surveys completed were 72 (53%) for PGS and 46 (46%) for SPV. The most studied areas were orthopedics (PGS 30.3%; SPV 25.8%) and soft tissue surgery (PGS 26.9%; SPV 24.2%). The consistency and differences in the perceptions of SPV and PGS were examined with responses to surveys on teaching and assessment methods. The results revealed that although the teaching and assessment methods applied in veterinary surgery postgraduate programs of various institutions are generally consistent, they do differ in detail. This highlights the need for a nationwide practice whose standards are specifically determined by an authorized committee to gain knowledge and skills in the field of veterinary surgery.

Author Biographies

Mehmet Zeki Yilmaz Deveci, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery

Assist. Dr.

Deniz Seyrek-İntaş, Near East University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery

Prof. Dr.

İbrahim Demirkan, Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery

Prof. Dr.

Ufuk Kaya, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biostatistics

Dr.

Özlem Şengöz Şirin, Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery

Assist. Prof.

Muhammed Enes Altuğ, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery

Prof. Dr.

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2021-12-14

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Deveci, M. Z. Y., Seyrek-İntaş, D., Demirkan, İbrahim, Kaya, U., Şengöz Şirin, Özlem, & Altuğ, M. E. (2021). Perception of Teaching and Assessing Surgical Proficiency of Veterinary Surgery Postgraduate Programs in Turkey: Suggestions on Prospective Veterinary Surgery Specialist Training. International Journal of Veterinary and Animal Research (IJVAR), 4(3), 101–110. Retrieved from https://ijvar.org/index.php/ijvar/article/view/500

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