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In 1990 a study tour for medical students to eight community hospitals where the medical alumni of Khon Kaen University are selected the “ Annual Outstanding Physicians”
This program had the following objectives ;
- To make the students familiar with the Work environment, especially planning and
administration of primary health care services and social medicdine.
- To give the students a good model for developing their work in the future.
- To provide learning opportunities through the use of instructional media for the
students who have never had a chance to see the real life situation.
- To let the students learn about the work of the outstanding alumni doctors in the
community hospitals and promote the reputation of Khon Kane University.
Evaluation by the students showed that the directors of the community hospitals and
the faculty lecturers have provided the learning experiences successfully and nearly me the set objective. The students experienced the real situation, especially in the areas of hospital administration and administration of primary health care programs and social medicine. Nevertheless, in terms of the structure of planning, the students did not gain enough knowledge and experience. The students did, however, learned a very good pattern from the senior medical professionals for developing their future careers. A video recording was prepared to teach ethics to the second – year medical students and or students who did not join the tour group. Also, this video recording can be used to encourage the alumni of the faculty of Medicine of Khon Kaen University to set good examples for students and younger doctors. This project is sill stimulating all the personnel involved in the community hospitals to be alert and active in their routine jobs, which will effect better service for all the patients who are in need of medical care.
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