Striegel, A. K., Price, M., Frandsen, V., Gernert, S., Arens, A., Wiesenaecker, D. and Lange, L. . The state of further education in allergology for pediatricians. Mon.schr. Kinderheilkd.. NEW YORK: SPRINGER. ISSN 1433-0474

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Background Because of a significant decrease in board examinations in the discipline of allergology and an increase in allergic diseases, the junior group of the Society for Pediatric Allergology and Environmental Medicine (GPAU) examined the quality and conditions of the allergological education in pediatrics. At the same time, a new format of additional education in allergology (model advanced education regulation [MWBO]) was adopted in the German medical convention. Objective The aim of this survey was to examine in more detail the framework conditions for the allergological education of pediatricians in Germany in order to establish new training approaches on the basis of the results and to make the allergological education more attractive for young colleagues. Material and methods With the help of the corresponding lists of the federal state medical councils, the consultants in pediatric allergology were determined nationwide (a total of 169). A survey was carried out using a questionnaire for both consultants and interns. Results and conclusion The questionnaires from a total of 56 consultants in pediatric allergology and 32 interns could be evaluated. The evaluation showed that the percentage of women among the consultants responsible for further education was significantly lower than that of interns (20% vs. 66%), but nowadays more than two thirds of medical students are female. The survey showed that the allergological further training in almost 20% of the interns involved less than 10% of the total working time and often took place outside the regular working hours. In the future more flexible working time models as well as combined education models between clinical aspects and practice and fixed structures will be necessary for a well-founded education in everyday clinical practice in order to address the growing number of allergological questions, especially to be able to comprehensively cope with children. In the new MWBO not only the evidence of examination techniques should play a role but should also reflect the care of complex allergy cases that can particularly be found in pediatrics. This could be conceivable, for example, in the context of sitting in on lectures.

Item Type: Journal Article
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-347906
DOI: 10.1007/s00112-020-00850-x
Journal or Publication Title: Mon.schr. Kinderheilkd.
Publisher: SPRINGER
Place of Publication: NEW YORK
ISSN: 1433-0474
Language: German
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
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