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Does perception of clinical competency correlate with perception of training efficiency?


avatar Mohamed Daffalla-Awadalla Gismalla 1 , * , avatar Arun-Kumar Kaliya-Perumal 2 , avatar Ali Babeker Habour 3 , avatar Mohammed El Imam Mohammed 4

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gezira, Medani, Sudan

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu, India

3 Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Gezira, Medani, Sudan

4 Professor,Department of Surgery, Faculty of medicine, University of Gezira, Medani, Sudan

How to Cite: Daffalla-Awadalla Gismalla M, Kaliya-Perumal A, Babeker Habour A, Mohammed M E I. Does perception of clinical competency correlate with perception of training efficiency?. J Med Edu. 2017;16(4):e105595.
doi: 10.22037/jme.v16i4.18698.


Journal of Medical Education: 16 (4); e105595
Published Online: March 28, 2018
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 03, 2017
Accepted: February 24, 2018


Background: The present teaching model for undergraduate medical students is predominantly followed by many medical schools in our sub-continent. With the intention of analyzing whether this method is appropriate for bring out a skillful future generation of doctors, we correlated the perception regarding usefulness of training parameters with the perception regarding competency to perform selective procedures among newly graduated doctors from our hospital.Methods: We conducted a cross sectional descriptive survey research among 93 students immediately after completion of their internship during the year 2016. A set of statements were formulated regarding usefulness of training curriculum and competency to perform procedures. Students were asked to give their quantitative level of agreement on a 5-level Likert scale, depending on their perception. This data was used for a correlation analysis.Results: Our analysis suggested that when the training was perceived to be effective, the perception of competency to perform selective procedures increased. Hence, a satisfactory training program may lead the way to enhance student competency to perform basic procedures during and after internship.Conclusion: We conclude that proper skills training before graduation will definitely have an influence in the career of young medical graduates. Besides that, the present teaching model can be tailored to meet individual learning capacities for better yielding.


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