ROLE OF SUPERVISORS AS MENTOR IN THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF POST GRADUATE DOCTORS IN A PUBLIC SECTOR HOSPITAL OF KARACHI

  • Hafeez Ud Din Pakistan Naval Ship Shifa Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Ambreen Usmani Bahria University Medical & Dental College, Karachi Pakistan
Keywords: Counselor, Mentoring, Mentor, Professional

Abstract

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
mentoring.

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.

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Published
2019-08-27
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Din, H., & Usmani, A. (2019). ROLE OF SUPERVISORS AS MENTOR IN THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF POST GRADUATE DOCTORS IN A PUBLIC SECTOR HOSPITAL OF KARACHI. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 69(4), 753-57. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/3194
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