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September 2020 -
Volume 18, Issue 9

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Original Contribution

Prevalence of Diabetes Distress among People with Type 2 Diabetes at Primary Health Care in Qatar: A cross-sectional Study

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Hani Abdalla, Ahmed Alnuaimi,Alawiya Gadallah, Hagir Salih, Kamar Badei , Mohammed Mushtaha, Ben Illigens
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93850

Risk factors and complications of cataract disease in type two diabetic patients in Taif city

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Amal Saleh Alfaqeeh , Ayman Abdelbaky Atalla, Fatima Moeesh Altalhi, Futoon Abdullah Aljouid, Ohoud Owayedh Almutairi, Rawan Yasseen Bamjboor, Ameerah Saleh Bajaber
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93851

Self-Medication with Antibiotics among Medical Students in Karachi: A Cross-Sectional Institution Based Study
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Hunain Asif, Tafazzul Hyder Zaidi, Kiran Mehtab, Marina Aziz, Khadija Khalid,
Maham Shamim Shaikh, Mahnoor, Sidra Zai, Batool Zehra, Maryam Nadeem,
Mirza Muhammad Hashim, Ramal Fatima, Syed Muhammad Abbas, Warda Batool
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93866

Prevalence and risk factors of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in primary health care centers among subjects examined by abdominal ultrasound in Qatar: A case-control study
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Abdelwahed Samir A. Abougazia , Ahmed Sameer Alnuaimi , Amal Said Mahran , Tamer Fathi Ali , Ahmed Abdelsattar Khedr , Tawhid Mohamed Mowafy
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93852

Fibromyalgia in patients with psoriasis
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Abdulsatar J. Mathkhor. Jinan Q. Mohammed. Abdulnasser H. Abdullah. Amer S. Khudhairy. Hassanain H. Nasrullah
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93853

Covid 19 in the Region or Covid Related Issues

Family Medicine Residents Mentoring During Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond

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Muna Aseel, Fawziya Al Hor, Khalid Al-Karbi, Ahmad Bawazir, Muneera Al-Muhannadi, Isameldin Abdelbagi, Mohamed H. Mahmoud
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93854

Trust and psychological safety in a virtual healthcare team
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Sanjeewa Sumathipala
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93855

Implications of COVID -19 pandemic on Family medicine Residency training program and ACGME requirements at Qatar
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Rasha Moussa, Fawziya Al Hor, Muna Aseel.
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93856

Population and Community Studies

Role of Family Doctors and Primary Health Care in COVID-19 Pandemic

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Faisal Abdullatif Alnaser
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93857

Perceptions of millennials of twenty first century regarding position of women in Pakistani society
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Hana Javed , Tafazzul Hyder Zaidi , Kiran Mehtab
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93858

What a high prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in sickle cell patients
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Mehmet Rami Helvaci, Ramazan Davran, Abdulrazak Abyad, Lesley Pocock
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93859

Clinical Characteristics and Treatment of Cryptorchidism in Adults: Our Experience in Alsaidi hospital, in Aden, Yemen
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Ali Ahmed Salem Hatroom
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93860

Glucose- 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: A review
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Sanjeewa Sumathipala
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93862

Review

Thyroid disease in pregnancy and screening
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Shahzad Ahmed, Kashif Ali Raza
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93861

Irritable bowel syndrome: Clinical review
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Kashif Ali Raza, Shahzad Ahmed
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93863

Early effects of smoking and environmental pollution on lung function, respiratory symptoms and allergic disorders
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Fathi M. El-Gamal, , Ahmed M. Alserihi, Abdullah O. Alhasawi, Abdulrahman S. Alshamrani, Eyad M. Alghamdi, Hussain S. Althumali, Mohammed A. Al-Ghamdi
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93867

Case Report

Alopecia Syphilitica: a case report involving hair loss on scalp and eyebrow
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Muhammad Naeem Barg, Waad Ibrahim Kadori
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93864

H Syndrome: A Case Report
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Fadi Farhan Ayyash, Abdalrazzaq Ahmmad Alyassen, Alia Mousa Alkhlaifat, Nasser Eyadeh Banikhaled, Zaid Mousa Ali
DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93866



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September 2020 - Volume 18, Issue 9

Family Medicine Residents Mentoring During Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond

(1) MD, Senior Consultant, Program Director - Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Primary Health Care Corporation - Qatar
(2) MD, Consultant, Associate Program Director - Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Primary Health Care Corporation - Qatar
(3) MD, Specialist, Faculty - Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Primary Health Care Corporation - Qatar
(4) MD, Senior Consultant, Faculty - Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Primary Health Care Corporation - Qatar
(5) MD, Specialist, Faculty - Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Primary Health Care Corporation - Qatar
(6) MD, Senior Consultant, Core Faculty - Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Primary Health Care Corporation - Qatar
(7) MD, MSc, Consultant, Core Faculty, Senior Clinical Educator - Family Medicine Residency Training Program / Workforce Training and Development Department, Primary Health Care Corporation - Qatar

Corresponding author:
Mohamed Hashim M. Mahmoud, MD - MSc. ABHS-FM
Primary Health Care Corporation - QatarPPCR Program Senior Teaching Assistant
Qatar Site Director
Executive and Continuing Professional Education
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthMob. +97466717100;
Office +97440271653
Email: mo7d@live.com

Received: July 2020; Accepted: August 2020; Published: September 1, 2020. Citation: Muna Aseel et al. Family Medicine Residents Mentoring During Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond. World Family Medicine. 2020; 18(9): 51- 52. DOI: 10.5742MEWFM.2020.93854

Special Editorial

Family medicine residency training program in Qatar is a 4 year program established in 1995 where residents graduate after completing the Arab Board of Medical Specialization requirements for Family Medicine. The program gained the ACGME-I initial accreditation in 2013 and currently has advanced accreditation.

Mentoring was already there in the Family Medicine Residency Program since it started but it was not in an official manner and there was no structured curriculum. With the continuous change and development in residency training in response to the country’s needs, and to match with the accreditation standards, the program developed a structured mentorship curriculum that was officially implemented in 2018, being the first residency training program in Qatar to officially implement a structured mentorship program.

Covid-19 pandemic was announced by WHO on March 11th 2020 (1) and in Qatar the MoPH applied precautions in response to that and this included holding all face-to-face group activities and in collaboration with HMC and PHCC, a number of facilities dedicated to caring for Covid-19 patients opened and our family medicine residents worked as part of the front line team in these facilities.

With the Covid-19 pandemic, it was expected that residents will be working under pressure that may lead to mental health and other challenges as we are dealing with a virus that we still know little about. And every day we know new information about how it spreads, its severity, immunity, etc especially, that there is no effective vaccine or treatment approved for it et. With that, residents were expected to work under pressure being worried about their family’s health as well as their own health. Adding to that, initially there was no clear vision on how the educational activities will continue and the residents were worried about having their previously scheduled clinical rotations delayed which made them anxious about the future.

Providing mentorship and support for mentees during the pandemic represented a challenge to many when considering the difficulty of face-to-face meetings, and the rising needs. Our mentorship curriculum included other alternatives to face-to-face meetings between minors and mentees including virtual methods and other ways of communication. We decided that the mentors need to communicate with their mentees more frequently and that this communication is to be more unofficial communication. Most of the communication was through phone calls, emails and messaging. The program agreed that the initial communication was to mainly discuss the new situation, responsibilities and expectations and to agree on the best way of communication during the Covid-19 pandemic. The mentors were to ensure that residents are working in teams with support and supervision immediately available where residents are to be aware about where, when, and how to ask for help and support at any of the Covid-19 and other related sites. The Program Director maintained continuous communication with mentors to ensure that all the residents did have a chance of communicating with their mentors while maintaining the confidentiality of information being discussed between residents and their mentors from the faculty members. Additional support is being provided by the program through maintaining communication with residents through emails, being available to respond to phone calls, and face-to-face meetings when needed. The program continued receiving feedback about all the residents working in Covid-19 sites. An important aspect that mentors considered whenever they communicate with mentees was the mental and physical wellness of the residents.

With this support being provided through the mentoring program, it was observed that the residents were able to adapt to the new situation faster and that was reflected on the degree of satisfaction whenever they communicate with their mentors. Adding to that, the program did continue receiving positive feedback about our Family Medicine Residents with no single complaint raised against our residents. The program did observe that the residents positively benefited from the new experience and that was reflected in many aspects including improved communication skills and being involved in more research and other scholarly activities with teams from other hospital departments.

In conclusion, a structured mentoring program did help supporting residents accommodate faster during the difficult time of Covid-19 especially during the early period. More frequent meetings between mentors and mentees are to continue for the first few months after the pandemic to ensure that the residents are ready to continue learning and for better achievements. There are still other ways to support residents and learners during such situations and sharing experience can help programs improve and better prepare for similar situations if that happens in the future.

 







 


 

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