Background Train the Trainer (TtT)-courses for trainers in family medicine (TFM) form a mandatory component of German competence centers for post-graduate medical education (CC) in regard to legal requirements. Aims of this study were to analyse the current status of TtTcourses in Germany and to revise the TtT-checklist of the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians. Methods An interprofessional working group developed a structured interview- guideline which incorporated items of the TtT checklist (version no. 1, 2017). After group consensus, it was piloted in two test-interviews. In between four months (March 1st-June 30th 2019) all CC were invited to participate, multiple times via e-mail and telephone. Data was analysed descriptively by an interprofessional team and validated during the annual meeting of the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians. Results 15 of 16 CC participated in the study (response rate 94 %). 81 % (n = 13) of CC offered TtT-courses. 53 % (n = 8) had initiated TtT-courses in 2018, 20 % (n = 3) had started previously. Locations of regional TtT-courses varied from one to seven per CC. Experience differed from one up to 17 TtTcourses performed. The range of attendants was from twelve to 40. 78 % (n = 11) offered the courses to TFM as well as of other specialties. Lecturers mainly operated interprofessional. Checklist TtT was adopted and revised by the help of 13 CC and consensus was found in December 2019. Conclusions At time of the study, the majority of CC offered TtT-courses, predominantly in accordance with the TtT-checklist. Length of time as well as teaching techniques of TtT-courses differed in between the CC. In summary, implementation of TtT-courses in CC for family medicine has been completed. The revised TtT-checklist could proof useful to ensure minimum standard. The next steps include stable integration of TFM by broad implementation of iterative TtT-courses.
|Translated title of the contribution||Train the trainer-courses for family medicine trainers at competence centers - a nationwide current status|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Allgemeinmedizin|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|