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Feedback on foundation course curriculum from the new Indian medical graduates

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R. Udgiri ,

Shri. B.M. Patil Medical College, Vijayapura, Karnataka, IN
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V. Patil

Shri. B.M. Patil Medical College, Vijayapura, Karnataka, IN
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Abstract

Introduction: Foundation course is one of the new curricula Medical council of India implemented for the present academic course at the beginning of the MBBS program It is a month duration where all the students should undergo this foundation course. In this course, students were sensitized to a new professional environment which is going to help them in their career as a medical profession. The purpose of the course is to orient the students in all aspects of the medical college environment, equipping them with certain basic skills required for patient care, enhancing their communication, language and computer and learning skills. Sports and extracurricular activities are also given importance in the foundation course. The present study was an attempt to take responses in the form of feedback by the students with regards to the foundation course.

 

Methods: It was a cross-sectional study. Institutional ethical clearance was taken before the start of the study. After taking consent from the students, the data was collected using self-administered, semi-structured questionnaires. The feedback form with the foundation course was e-mailed to all the newly joined first year students of Bijapur Lingayat District Educational (Deemed to be University) Shri.B.M.Patil Medical College hospital & Research Centre. Karanataka, India.

 

Results: The majority of students said implementation of the foundation course for Indian medical graduate was good, but the duration of the course was lengthy.

 

Conclusion: The study makes it evident that the foundation course introduced at the commencement of the MBBS programme is important for medical undergraduates to acquire basic skills in the medical profession.
How to Cite: Udgiri, R. and Patil, V., 2020. Feedback on foundation course curriculum from the new Indian medical graduates. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 14(1), pp.68–71. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v14i1.236
Published on 25 Aug 2020.
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