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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 714-719

Challenges of residency training and early career doctors in Nigeria Phase II: Update on objectives, design, and rationale of study


1 Clinical Services, Katsina Eye Centre, Katsina, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika, Zaria, Nigeria
3 Department of Community Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria
4 Department of Community Medicine, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
5 Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
6 Dental Clinic, Kebbi Medical Centre, Kalgo, Nigeria
7 Department of Medical Microbiology, National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria
8 Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
9 Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
10 Department of Child Oral Health, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
11 Department of Paediatrics, National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria
12 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria
13 Department of Paediatrics, Irua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irua, Nigeria
14 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Irua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irua, Nigeria
15 Department of Psychiatry, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Ogbomosho, Nigeria
16 Accident and Emergency Department, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
17 Department of Internal Medicine, Medicine Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria
18 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
19 Department of Child Dental Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Bayero University, Kano/ Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
20 Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
21 Department of Paediatrics, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
22 Department of Family Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
23 Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Nguru, Nigeria
24 Department of Community Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika, Zaria, Nigeria
25 Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
26 Department of Community Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti; Department of Community Medicine, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
27 Department of Community Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
28 Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Oladimeji Adebayo
Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/NJM.NJM_137_20

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Background: Early career doctors (ECDs) are a dynamic and highly mobile group of medical and dental practitioners who form a significant proportion of the health workforce in Nigeria. The challenges of residency training and ECDs in Nigeria CHARTING Phase I study explored limited challenges affecting ECDs under the broad themes of demography, workplace issues, and psychosocial issues. The CHARTING II was expanded to provide wider insight into the challenges of ECDs in Nigeria. Objective: This protocol aims to provide clear objectives including description of objectives, design, and rationale for the conduct of the proposed CHARTING II study which seeks to explore other components under the various themes of demographic, workplace, psychosocial issues affecting the ECDs in Nigeria, and which were not explored under CHARTING I. Methodology: This shall be a mixed study design that will combine qualitative and quantitative methods, to investigate 27 subthemes among 2000 ECDs spread across 31 centers, accredited by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors. Participants shall be selected using the multistage sampling method. The primary data will be generated using structured proforma and validated questionnaires, while administrative sources would serve as a source of secondary data. Data will be entered and analyzed using appropriate statistical software. Conclusion: CHARTING II study would provide more robust data and insight into the problems encountered by ECDs in Nigeria. This would in turn build a platform for institutional engagement and advocacy in order to drive relevant policies to mitigate these challenges.


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