Curriculum Implementation for Leadership and Teamwork: Medical Students


  • Isil Irem Budakoglu Gazi University
  • Ozlem Coskun
  • Onur Karabacak
  • Nese Ilgın Karabacak


Objective:  Today’s health care system requires the need for primary care physicians to develop leadership competencies. In this study we aimed to describe a medical leadership and teamwork course in undergraduate medical curricula and to share the feedbacks of students.

Methods: This descriptive study was performed at a medical faculty. An elective medical leadership course was developed for the fifth academic year. The curricular format as well as learner and instructor types were presented. A quantitative and qualitative analyses of the data were performed between 2012 and 2015.

Results: Total 537 students (62.9%) selected the medical leadership course. The quantitative analyses comprised students’ feedback for the course, while the qualitative part comprised their opinions. Many students provided open-ended responses regarding their opinions about the medical leadership course.

Conclusion: There is necessity of leadership courses in undergraduate medical curricula. Students recognized the need to develop leadership competencies.


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