KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALISM AMONG THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF ARMY MEDICAL COLLEGE, RAWALPINDI

  • Shoaib Bin Aleem Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Amna Kaneez Fatima Raja Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Mishal Iqbal Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Tahoora Naveed Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Iktekhar Yousaf Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Farah Gul Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad Pakistan
Keywords: Ethics, Medical education, Medical professionalism, Morals of medicine, Qualities of a doctor

Abstract

Objective: To determine the knowledge about medical professionalism of pre clinical and clinical MBBS and BDS students.

Study Design: Cross sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at Army Medical College. The duration from its approval by the Ethics Review Board to the writing of the manuscript was of 6 months, from May 2019 to Sep 2019.

Methodology: Second and final year MBBS and BDS students were asked to complete a questionnaire. It was designed to assess the participants’ knowledge of professionalism. Mean scores were compared in each course between the two years and between the same years but different courses. SPSS-23 was used for statistical analysis.

Results: The number of participants of this study was 454. The total mean score was 12.94 ± 2.01 the mean scores of females and males were not significantly different. The final year MBBS mean score was 13.18 ± 1.49 while the second year MBBS mean score was 12.85 ± 1.99 they were not significantly different. While the final year BDS the mean score of 13.95 ± 1.91 was significantly higher than the second year BDS score of 11.18 ± 2.96. Second year MBBS had a significantly higher score than second year BDS, the result was opposite in final year with regards to the course.

Conclusion: The statistically insignificant difference between the scores of second year and final year MBBS was because of medical professionalism not being formally taught.

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Published
2020-10-30
How to Cite
Aleem, S., Raja, A. K., Iqbal, M., Naveed, T., Yousaf, I., & Gul, F. (2020). KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALISM AMONG THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF ARMY MEDICAL COLLEGE, RAWALPINDI. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 70(5), 1396-1401. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/5572
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