Perception of Final Year Medical Students At King Abdul-Aziz University about Family Medicine Attachment, Jeddah

Dr. Jehan Abdulnasser Alhelali

Joint Program Family & Community Medicine, Jeddah – 2014

Background: Students’ perception about their Family Medicine attachment shows insight on the current status of the teaching and allows for improvement of the clerkship.

Objectives:1-To evaluate the perception of final year medical students at King Abdul-Aziz University about Family Medicine attachment, Jeddah, 2014.

2-To determine the gender relation with the perception of final year medical students at King Abdul-Aziz University about Family Medicine attachment, Jeddah, 2014.

Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional study included all sixth-year medical students at King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah. Both male and female Saudi and non-Saudi medical students at King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah. A self-administered questionnaire was applied.

Results: 340 students representing all students in the 6th grade, faculty of medicine in KAU in 2015 were invited to be enrolled in the study. Out of them, 268 completed questionnaires making a response rate of 78.8%. The results showed that there was a slight preponderance of females (54.5%) over males (45.5%).More than half of the medical students agreed or strongly agreed that there were no opportunity to perform practical procedures(59%), not enough involvement in the consultation(59%), there was inadequate time for discussion(52.2%). %). The male had statistically higher perception (mean:78.6),(SD:9.19) than female (mean:69.8), (SD:8.94). P value was <0.001.

Conclusion:  Generally speaking, the students’ perception with the attachment was satisfactory. It was significantly higher among male students

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