Perception of rotating interns on emergency medicine posting of undergraduate curriculum and future career

Authors

  • Kabita Hada Batajoo KIST Medical College, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Trishna Shrestha KIST Medical College, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Sneha Pradhananga KIST Medical College, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Shanta Manandhar CIWEC Clinic, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v5i1.24039

Keywords:

Emergency Department Posting, emergency medicine, perception of interns, undergraduate medical curriculum

Abstract

Introductions: Competency in basic knowledge and skill of emergency care is the fundamental goal of all the medical graduates irrespective of their specialty. The aim of this study is to understand the view of young doctors regarding the importance of emergency medicine (EM) both during internship and undergraduate MBBS curriculum.

Methods: This was a descriptive cross sectional study conducted at emergency department, KIST Medical College, Lalitpur, Nepal, during 2016 to 2017. Interns were asked to fill up preformed questionnaires to explore the effectiveness of the posting and its necessity to integrate in undergraduate medical education.

Results: All the respondent medical interns accepted emergency medicine posting was fruitful. Ninety-six (62.3%) thought one month Emergency Department (ED) posting as appropriate. All the participants thought EM should be included in the undergraduate curriculum (UG). Majority believed it would be appropriate in third year (42%) and final year (42%). One hundred and thirteen (73.4%) wanted to pursue emergency medicine career however 41 (26.6%) were reluctant.

Conclusions: All the interns surveyed accepted emergency medicine to be fruitful and should be included in the undergraduate curriculum with one month emergency department posting, and two thirds wanted to pursue it as future career.

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Author Biographies

Kabita Hada Batajoo, KIST Medical College, Lalitpur, Nepal

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Trishna Shrestha, KIST Medical College, Lalitpur, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Sneha Pradhananga, KIST Medical College, Lalitpur, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Shanta Manandhar, CIWEC Clinic, Kathmandu, Nepal

Consultant General Practitioner

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Published

2018-06-29

How to Cite

Batajoo, K. H., Shrestha, T., Pradhananga, S., & Manandhar, S. (2018). Perception of rotating interns on emergency medicine posting of undergraduate curriculum and future career. Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 5(1), 31–34. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v5i1.24039

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General Section: Original Articles