J Korean Soc Clin Pharmacol Ther.  2012 Jun;20(1):74-84.

Proposal of Suitable On-the-Job Training for Clinical Research Coordinator in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Samsung Medical Center Clinical Trial Center, Korea. jw0701.ko@samsung.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND
This study is intended to propose not only to introduce and evaluate the 2 years Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) professional on-the-job training program that has been implemented in Samsung Medical Center on September of 2009, but also to develop the CRC future education program.
METHODS
It is surveyed with self-report type for the 53 trainees, 18 non-trainees, and 17 investigators, the participants worked in Samsung Medical Center, and the major contents of the survey were general characteristics, training program evaluations, CRC qualification evaluation, and job satisfaction. The collected data was analyzed at the 0.05 level of significance by using SAS 9.1 version.
RESULTS
The training program is conducted as 4 phases, each phase assessed separately. The Professional A course got the highest satisfaction, and it was deal with quality control (Mean=4.11 ~ 4.33). Most of the investigators answered that the trainees have high priority to be hired in the future (very much=82.45). The non-trainees answered that the training program would be helpful to improve the job competency and qualification (very much=22.2 %, somewhat=55.6 %) and 88.9 % of them answered that they have intention to participate in the training program. Finally, compared to non-trainees, the trainees have more job attachment (P=0.0036) and intention to continue CRC (P=0.0045).
CONCLUSION
The CRC professional training program in Samsung Medical Center, as on the job training for 2 years, satisfies the investigators and trainees with positive effect on CRC job satisfaction and job stability. Based on this study, the education program with good quality should be developed considering the characteristics for each institution and close research field.

Keyword

Clinical research coordinator; On-the-job training

MeSH Terms

Humans
Inservice Training
Intention
Job Satisfaction
Korea
Phenothiazines
Quality Control
Research Personnel
Phenothiazines
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