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Medical internship training programme in a medical college – voice of internees: mixed model research

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R. C. Goyal,

J N Medical College, IN
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Department of Community Medicine
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M. P. Khapre ,

J N Medical College, IN
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Department of Community Medicine
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M. V. Mathur,

J N Medical College, IN
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Department of Community Medicine
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A. B. Mudey,

J N Medical College, IN
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Department of Community Medicine
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S. R. Tankhiwale

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, IN
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Abstract

Context: The interns after completion of rotatory training programmes are often reported to be non-competent and lacking in clinical skills to work independently in the community. Internship training in India is facing serious challenges such as faulty/virtually no curriculum for medical interns, disinterested learners and lethargic attitudes in programme implementation.

 

Aims: To collect and analyse the perceptions/opinions and attitude of learners (Medical Interns) on teaching, learning and evaluation of the current Medical Internship Training Programme.

 

Methods and Material: Qualitative data were collected by focus group discussions while the quantitative data were collected by a self-rated perception scale. Content and domain analysis was done for qualitative data and descriptive statistics was used for quantitative data.

 

Results: Respondents reported no formal teaching and poor learning of skills. Interns were not required to deal with medico legal cases and emergencies during the training period. Work based evaluation was not done routinely and there was a lack of supervision and involvement of senior faculty in training. Communication with patients was very minimal due to hectic working pattern with no time for pre-PG preparation. The working environment was unsafe and interns were not confident to work independently as community physicians.

 

Conclusions: Interns perceive the training program as very poorly implemented and producing semi-skilled doctors with less confidence in clinical and non-clinical skills and competencies.
How to Cite: Goyal, R.C., Khapre, M.P., Mathur, M.V., Mudey, A.B. and Tankhiwale, S.R., 2015. Medical internship training programme in a medical college – voice of internees: mixed model research. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 9(2), pp.28–32. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v9i2.80
Published on 28 Dec 2015.
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