Table 1

Overview of previously performed research by the authors
Research project Most important findings
Literature review [8] • 40 articles on medical management were found
• 24 articles described management curricula
• The curricula differed in timing, length, content and teachers, but were all evaluated positively
• Topics most taught: financial concepts, management concepts, quality assurance, legal issues, personnel issues and organizational skills/time management
Perceived competencies by residents [10] • Neutral perceptions on: negotiating personal ambitions, possessing adequate leadership skills, knowledge of the legal aspects of healthcare and knowing how to deal with medical errors
• Inadequate perceptions on: contract negotiating skills and knowledge of how the healthcare system and specialists departments are financed and organized
Needs assessment among residents [11] • 85% reported a need for management training
• Training preferences: during residency, interactive, by physician or extramural expert, topics: negotiation skills, specialist partnerships, the health care system, career opportunities and leadership
Competencies and needs of residents perceived by specialists [9] • Inadequate perceptions on residents abilities: contract negotiating skills, knowledge of the healthcare system and specialist department.
• 94% reported a need for management training among residents
• Training preferences: during residency, interactive, by physician or extramural expert, topics: the health care system, time management, leadership, legal aspects of medical errors and communication.

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Berkenbosch et al. BMC Medical Education 2014 14:107   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-14-107

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