Orientation program for postgraduate residents: a feedback of the participants
Introduction: To get feedback from the participant residents of 3-days Orientation Program (OP) for MD/MS resident about- i) the usefulness, content, relevance, importance and facilitation of OP and ii) good points of OP and areas for improvement.
Methods: The feedback was taken on questionnaire contained 9 questions- 6 were close and 3 open ended about orientation program. The questions were related to usefulness, content, relevance, facilitation, relevance of opening session, overview of program, specifics of program, importance of college and hospital visit, good points of OP, area of improvement and for additional comments.
Results: The residents found OP useful and relevant, the subject content pertinent and facilitation very good. Overall rating was very high (8.13±1.23) on rating scale 1-10 (1=poor, 10= excellent). They perceived opening session, overview of program session, and specifics of program session of highly relavent and recognized the importance of college and hospital visit. They mentioned that OP was good opportunity for acquaintance with faculty members, staff and peers, knowing about academic curriculum & activities, rules, regulations, duties & responsibilities, mandatory trainings and courses, writing thesis proposal, understanding what is to be done in three years and for adjustment in the institute.
Conclusion: Overall OP was very good and better than expected and residents suggested to discuss thesis writing in detail and provide detail information about administrative aspects and financials knowhow. Professor Thomas V Chacko Director, PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute commented “Good Orientation for the PGs. What they would normally come to know in 2 months informally has been done systematically in a short time.”
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