International Journal of Community & Family Medicine Volume 3 (2018), Article ID 3:IJCFM-135, 5 pages
Original Article
Challenges, Educational Opportunities and Barriers Faced by E.R. Board Residents During Previous Hajj Rotations

Ahmed Ali Shammah

Department of Clinical Technology, Faculty of Applied Medical Science, EMS, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Ahmed Ali Shammah, Department of clinical technology, Faculty of applied medical science, EMS, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia; E-mail:
16 August 2017; 03 January 2018; 05 January 2018
Shammah AA (2018) Challenges, Educational Opportunities and Barriers Faced by E.R. Board Residents During Previous Hajj Rotations. Int J Community Fam Med 3: 135.


Objectives: The prominence of using preventive health measures allowed medical residents to enhance the awareness about barriers and challenges during Hajj pilgrimage. Hajj pilgrimage usually comprises of assorted risk factors and infections that reveal the paucity of intervention programs. To examine the challenges, educational opportunities, and barriers experienced by emergency residents during Hajj rotations.
Methods: The study has employed cross-sectional and quantitative approach to examine the challenges and educational awareness among emergency residents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in the year 2015. Participants were asked about the best recommended factors. Statistical package for social sciences [SPSS] was used to analyse the data. Frequencies were selected to analyse the obtained responses.
Results: Findings have asserted mixed responses toward the challenges and educational awareness among medical residents. 80% of the respondents possessed highest level of training to meet the educational goals. Moreover, majority of the residents have also stated that they were keen to start Hajj rotation. Negative responses were indicated for objectives and clinical duties by 76% residents. Responses about patients’ volume and varieties were shown positively by 83% residents.
Conclusion: Saudi government should focus on these challenges and barriers to enhance the assurance level of educational programs among emergency residents.