ROLE OF SUPERVISORS AS MENTOR IN THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF POST GRADUATE DOCTORS IN A PUBLIC SECTOR HOSPITAL OF KARACHI
Objective: To identify the role of supervisors as mentor in the academic performance of post graduate doctors in a public sector hospital of Karachi.
Study Design: Post positivist quantitative quasi experimental study.
Place and Duration of Study: PNS Shifa Hospital Karachi, from Aug 2017 to Jan 2018.
Material and Methods: In this study pre-test scores of mentees and non mentored trainees (control group) were compared with the post-test scores. A total of 91 post graduate trainees and their supervisors was enrolled in this study. The trainees were randomly assigned to 2 group labeled as A and B. Group A was given mentoring sessions on fortnightly basis for three months. Group B was not given any mentoring during the initial 3 months. For data analysis the statistical software SPSS version 20.0 was used.
Results: A total of 91 post graduate trainees participated in this study. There were 21 male participants and 70 female participants with male to female ratio of 1:3.3. The ages of the trainees ranged from 26 to 43 years. While comparing the pre-test and post-test scores between groups A and B, it was seen that both the post-test scores, at 3 months and at 6 months, were significantly different among both groups (p<0.05). While the post-test scores with mentoring, i.e. of group A at 3 months and of group B at 6 months, were higher than post-test scores without
Conclusion: On the basis of this study it was concluded that mentoring by supervisors has a significant impact on the academic performance of the post graduate trainees in our set up.