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Practical training: The formation of professional competencies of pediatric graduates

О.В. Стенникова, И.В. Вахлова, Г.В. Федотова
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UDC 378:61-053.2


Olga V. Stennikova, Cand. Sci. (Medicine), Associate Professor, Department of Hospital Pediatrics, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Pediatrics at Ural State Medical University Ministry of Healthcare of Russia, Yekaterinburg, e-mail:, ORCID ID 0000-0002-5034-4931

Irina V. Vakhlova, Dr. Sci. (Medicine), Professor, Head of Chair of Hospital Pediatrics, Dean of the Faculty of Pediatrics at Ural State Medical University Ministry of Healthcare of Russia. Yekaterinburg, e-mail:, ORCID ID 0000-0002-5274-4699

Galina.V. Fedotova, Assistant of the Department of Hospital Pediatrics at Urals State Medical University Ministry of Health of Russia, Yekaterinburg, e-mail:, ORCID ID 0000-0001-7886-5491.


The modern strategy for the development of medical and pharmaceutical education in the Russian Federation has a practice-oriented approach. In the implementation of this approach when studying at a medical university, it is important not only to form the competencies of future medical doctors among students, but also to form the interest of employers of medical organizations in the training of future specialists. The aim of the study was to analyze the opinions of graduate students of the pediatric faculty and employers of medical and preventive institutions regarding the importance of practical training in the education of highly qualified specialists and solving staffing issues. The research was carried out by a questionnaire method. The findings underscore the importance of practical training, both in the opinion of future doctors and employers. Practical training enables the student to implement theoretical knowledge in practice, creates the clinical thinking of a pediatrician, promotes a smoother transition from student to practicing specialist with the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in his practice. The analysis of employers' opinions revealed difficulties among students in resolving conflict situations and performing emergency aid algorithms. The importance of the target basis of training, which creates mutually beneficial conditions for a young specialist and a medical organization, is noted. The step-by-step acquaintance realized during the target learning framework contributes to solve the problem of staff shortages in the Healthcare of the region.

Key words: higher medical education, practical training, professional and communicative competencies, graduate students, employers.


Conflict of interests: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Funding. The study had no sponsor support.



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