Day 2 : Oral Presentations (Theme: Curriculum - Teaching & Learning)

Event Title

Students’ perception of mentoring at Bahria University Medical andDental College (BUMDC)

Location

Lecture Hall 3

Start Date

27-1-2013 9:20 AM

Abstract

Background: Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC) have implemented a structured mentorship program for students since its inception with objectives of: personal support, career advising, and role modeling for career and family, and research collaboration. The objective of the study is to assess the students’ perception regarding mentoring at different stages of their studies at BUMDC

Methods: It was a cross sectional study conducted at BUMDC. Data was collected through anonymous questionnaire developed after literature search and discussion. 341 students from four years of BUMDC take part in the study. For comparing the perceptions among all years ANOVA was used. For comparing perceptions among student in their pre-clinical years with students in clinical years, Students’t-test was applied. In addition, post-hoc analysis was done to assess the actual mean difference.

Results: 91% of first year, 78% of second year, 92% of third year and 98% of fourth year students responded to the questionnaire. Mean scores from first year to fourth year for career advising portion of mentoring were: 15.4, 15.7, 13.3, 13.3 respectively (p=0.01), role modeling aspect were: 32.8, 31.7, 28, 25.9 (p

Conclusions: Mentoring in BUMDC is perceived to be effective in providing personal support to students at all stages of their studies. However students’ perception varied among pre-clinical and clinical groups when it came to the matter of career advising, role modeling, and research collaboration.

Key words: Mentoring, Medical students, Perception, Stage specific

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Students’ perception of mentoring at Bahria University Medical andDental College (BUMDC)

Lecture Hall 3

Background: Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC) have implemented a structured mentorship program for students since its inception with objectives of: personal support, career advising, and role modeling for career and family, and research collaboration. The objective of the study is to assess the students’ perception regarding mentoring at different stages of their studies at BUMDC

Methods: It was a cross sectional study conducted at BUMDC. Data was collected through anonymous questionnaire developed after literature search and discussion. 341 students from four years of BUMDC take part in the study. For comparing the perceptions among all years ANOVA was used. For comparing perceptions among student in their pre-clinical years with students in clinical years, Students’t-test was applied. In addition, post-hoc analysis was done to assess the actual mean difference.

Results: 91% of first year, 78% of second year, 92% of third year and 98% of fourth year students responded to the questionnaire. Mean scores from first year to fourth year for career advising portion of mentoring were: 15.4, 15.7, 13.3, 13.3 respectively (p=0.01), role modeling aspect were: 32.8, 31.7, 28, 25.9 (p

Conclusions: Mentoring in BUMDC is perceived to be effective in providing personal support to students at all stages of their studies. However students’ perception varied among pre-clinical and clinical groups when it came to the matter of career advising, role modeling, and research collaboration.

Key words: Mentoring, Medical students, Perception, Stage specific